During the Combat Control Association (CCA) Reunion held in October in Ft Walton Beach, FL, this years recipient of the CCA SrA Mark Forester Scholarship was announced. It was presented to Cody Dixon, who is a freshman at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. He is studying Biology and hopes to enter the Air Force as a Special Tactics Officer upon graduation.
The CCA web site states:
Purpose: Honor Senior Airman Mark Forester and his sacrifice through the presentation of one $2,500 scholarship to a deserving and eligible applicant.
As an enlisted CCT, with a bachelor’s degree, Mark believed strongly in education and set an example for all others to follow; this ideal will be captured through the presentation of this scholarship.
Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. A family member (dependent) of any active duty Combat Controller or Special Tactics Officer.
2. A family member (dependent) of any current Combat Control Association Regular, Life, Honorary, or Associate member.
3. Have applied to an institution of higher learning.
4. Have a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or better (from high school or college) with records showing college-level abilities and preparation.
Below is Ray Forester with Cody’s parents after the scholarship presentation.