The SWS Museum

The Special Warfare
School Museum

CSSHF MemorialPreserving the Heritage and History, Documenting the Past and Present, the Special Warfare School Museum, is a North Carolina incorporated 501c3 tax exempt organization, and works in concert with the Combat Control School Staff to acquire, refurbish, exhibit and maintain CCT artifacts accessioned by The CMSgt Alcide S. Benini Heritage Center.

The comprehensive Heritage Center displays lineage, artifacts, and equipment used since the inception of Combat Control Teams. The mission of The Benini Heritage Center (BHC) is to educate Combat Control students, to bolster Combat Control Team morale, and to support United States Air Force recruiting and retention goals for Combat Control Team operators.

The Alcide Benini
Heritage Center and Museum

The Museum 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).

The intermediate goal is 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.

The Wall of ValorThe 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.

From Army Pathfinders to the Air Force Special Operations Command, Combat Controllers have created a legacy that has paved the way for today's Special Tactics Warriors,
just as each generation of Combat Controllers have, and will lead the way for tomorrow's Special Warfare Airmen.  First There...

Meet the Founders

Gene Adcock, CMSgt USAF (Ret)
Combat Controller

Retired USAF CMSgt and Combat Controller, President and Founder of the Special Warefare School Museum (formerly the Combat Control School Heritage Foundation), decorated veteran, accomplished businessman, and author of CCT – The Eye of the Storm, and CCT - The Eye of the Storm II - The Gulf War Years, and Eye of the Storm III - Medal of Honor, with an agreement being negotiated to be released by major publisher, and many other publications.

Gene Adcock, CMSgt, USAF (CCT), Ret., President
Special Warfare School Museum


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biography here...

Jim Lyons, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)
Combat Controller

Retired USAF CMSgt and Combat Controller, Director and Executive Officer of the Special Warfare School Museum (formerly 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
Special Warfare School Museum


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biography here...

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