A few years ago, 2 Combat Controllers noticed that CCT reunion participation was declining. The annual CCT reunion in Fort Walton, Florida discontinued and Nashville, Tennessee numbers were declining. At the same time, the Vegas reunion was having increased participation. Minimal CCT participation came from the NE region.
They decided to establish a CCT reunion in Atlantic City that would be similar to the Vegas format. Their objective was to provide an environment that allows Combat Control Team brothers & their families to reconnect with each other.
Reunions allow veterans to rekindle past friendships, and heal from past experiences together. It allows retirees, active duty and also groups such as Gold Star Families to learn more about their family members through shared stories and photos. These gatherings have a therapeutic benefit for attendees. Especially those suffering from PTSD.
This event was scheduled at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. (Oct – 13 thru 16 Thursday - Sunday). The event was named Atlantic City 2022 CCT Rally Point on the Boardwalk.
Activities included Golf, Group Cruise, Range time (pistol, rifle, shotgun, archery), and Banquet with a Keynote Speaker. Living History interviews were recorded with several Combat Controllers to collect CCT stories that represent our heritage and history.
Added bonus included boardwalk, beach, restaurants and outlet shopping.
The event was a tremendous success. The Rally had 54 participants. We thank all who attended our first annual Atlantic City Rally!
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