The Foundation

The Heritage Foundation

Dedicated to the Preservation of our Warrior Heritage

CSSHF MemorialThe Foundation works in concert with the Combat Control staff to acquire, exhibit and maintain mission artifacts used by the CMSgt Alcide S. Benini Heritage Center (BHC).

It is the duty of each new generation of Combat Controllers to pave the way for tomorrow's Special Tactics warriors. Our goal is to facilitate that task.  We never forget that Combat Controllers of yesterday paved the way for tomorrow’s Special Tactics Warriors.

The Foundation’s intermediate goals are to supplement the student’s formal education by putting a "face" on CCT history; bolstering morale and supporting United States Air Force recruiting and retention goals for CCT operators.


CCS-002The Benini Heritage Center displays historical lineage; exhibits unique events in history; artifacts; and equipment used since the inception of USAF Combat Control Teams. It provides students a link with CCT warriors of the past, promoting pride in the past and instilling faith in the future.

CCT Air Force Cross RecepientsDedicated to the preservation of our Warrior Heritage, the CCSHF is a North Carolina, 501(c)3, tax-exempt, organization.


The Foundation's only mission is to support Combat Control School training. Funding for the Foundation comes entirely from your donations.  One-hundred percent of your contributions go directly to heritage museum projects.


 Learn more about how you can contribute to the Foundation, by donating to the mission... click here

The CCSHF Founders

Gene Adcock, CMSgt USAF (Ret)
Combat Controller


CCT - Eye of the StormRetired USAF CMSgt and Combat Controller, President and Founder of the Combat Control School Heritage Foundation, decorated veteran, accomplished businessman, author of CCT – The Eye of the Storm, and CCT - The Eye of the Storm II - The Gulf War Years, and many other publications.

Gene Adcock, CMSgt, USAF (CCT), Ret.
President, Combat Control School Heritage Foundation

Read CMSgt Adcock's biography here...


Jim Lyons, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)
Combat Controller

jim lyons

Phoenix Global Support 'Targeting the World' Fayetteville, North Carolina

Retired USAF CMSgt and Combat Controller, Director and Executive Officer of the Combat Control School Heritage Foundation.  Jim is a decorated veteran, accomplished businessman, and is the owner and CEO of Phoenix Global Support (PGS), a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Jim Lyons,CMSgt, USAF (CCT), Ret.
Executive Director, Combat Control School Heritage Foundation

Read CMSgt Lyons biography here...