Gastonia Sniper Conference

TMG is a proud sponsor of this year’s Gastonia Sniper Conference in Gastonia North Carolina. This marks the fifth consecutive year TMG has had the privilege of participating with such a great group of professionals. To see more about the conference please go to

Fond Farewells

TMG bids Courtney Tempel a heart warmed farewell. Her last duty day will be this Friday, 12 October. Courtney came to us on 30 January 2009. During this three years and eight plus months tenure, Courtney has provided outstanding support to TMG and the Eielson EOD Flight. We will miss you Courtney!! On behalf of Derek Singleton and all of TMG, it has truly been an honor and privilege working with you and having you as part of the TMG team. Best of luck to you and Heath on your new venture.

Employee Recognition

TMG recognizes three individuals who recently passed the five year tenure in the EOD Division. Larry Price, Nelson Almodovar and Chris Sheets joins Derek Singleton, Matt Bittinger, Troy Estrada, Fredrick McPeters and Chet Whittemore with five or more years TMG tenure. We sincerely appreciate your longevity and dedicated service to the EOD Division and TMG!

New Threat Management Group Employees

I would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome three new TMG employees to the EOD Division. Eric Collier joined our team on 1 September 2012. Eric is working in the Elmendorf EOD Flight. Eric comes to us from Tucson, Arizona after leaving a family business. Jim Skyberg joined our team on 1 October 2012. Jim is working in the Shaw EOD Flight, South Carolina alongside Matt Bittinger. Jim comes to us in a newly created position from a converted GS position in the Shaw EOD Flight. Steve Hallenbeck will join our team effective 15 October 2012. Steve will be working in the Eielson EOD Flight. Steve comes to us after recently retiring from the Hill EOD Flight, Utah. Welcome aboard!

Training News

Threat Management Group wrapped up another High Altitude Training Course last week and helped prepare our warfighters for overseas operations.