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Hall of Fame Banquet for John Chapman

Join Us at the Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Honoring TSgt John A. Chapman

The Air Commando Association cordially invites you to the Air Commando Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on October 27th at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL. The ACA is pleased to host this once in a lifetime event inducting Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman, Medal of Honor Recipient into the Air Commando Hall of Fame. TSgt Chapman’s family will be accepting the Hall of Fame award on his behalf during the banquet. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are now available to the general public. Registration for this event will close on October 19th. Please register for this event at www.eventbrite.com 

Air Commando Awarded the Medal of Honor

RIP John Chapman. Your country and all Air Commandos are humbled by you and your family's sacrifice leading to this well deserved and great honor. God Bless America.
-- Col Dennis Barnett (Ret), ACA President

To learn more about Sergeant Chapman's story please check out:



ACA Convention Rescheduled to Dec 6-9

From ACA President Col (Ret) Dennis Barnett

For over eight years the ACA has worked to support AFSOC and active duty Air Commandos. We created the Air Commando Foundation which supports our airmen in times of unmet needs, we sponsor AFSOC level awards, and many other venues too numerous to mention in this format. We have proven the ACA gets things done quickly and efficiently. Read more...



ACJ Vol 7 Issue 1 Mayaguez

"This edition of the Air Commando Journal keeps alive the memory of those Airmen, Marines, and Sailors who, without question, said, “Send me” when communist Khmer Rouge fighters seized the ship ... Many of the captains, lieutenants, and young NCOs from the 21st SOS, 40th ARRS, and 16th SOS would go on to form the nucleus of what became Air Force Special Operations Command. "


-- Gary Weikel, Col, USAF (Ret)
Former 20th SOS Commander
Former AFSOC Deputy Director of
Plans, Programs and Acquisition

 Click for PDF edition of the Air Commando Journal


Foundation: Supporting Air Commandos & Their Families

Air Commando Foundation

“Thanks to the Air Commando Association [Foundation] for their passionate and compassionate care of our force. Once again, when a need for benevolence was identified they quickly answered the call. For all the gracious organizations out there that care for our wounded, ill, and in need teammates, the ACA [Foundation] is by far the most responsive and has the greatest latitude to give. Hats off to Maj Gen-retired Secord and Col-retired Barnett. What you’ve done with ACA is remarkable...and very much appreciated by AFSOC leadership and our great force of Air Commandos! HOOYAH, ACA!!"

CMSgt William Turner
Former AFSOC Command Chief

For more information and to donate go to Air Commando Foundation.


The appearance of military and government personnel is not meant to suggest an official endorsement by the Department of Defense of the ACA Foundation or its fundraising efforts.

ACA Convention

Dates for the 2018 ACA Convention have been scheduled for Dec 6-9. We will update our members when registration is open for this event.

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ACAOnline features everything Air Commando Association, from membership signup forms, event registration, photos of all ACA events, Air Commando Foundation news and fund raisers, Corporate Partner information, Air Commando Journal archives, even the Commando Store. Our list of board of directors, the Air Commando Hall of Fame inductees, and lots more can be found on this web site. We hope you take a few minutes and check out all that we offer to members and the community at large, and let us know if you have any questions by contacting us at info@aircommando.org.

Contact Information

Air Commando Association
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7, Mary Esther, FL 32569-0007

Street Address: 2502 Highway 98 W, Mary Esther, FL 32569

Phone: 850-581-0099 Fax: 850-581-8988
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