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Annual Convention a Success The Air Commando Association’s annual convention/reunion was extremely successful. As is always the case, we had a great group of volunteers...
2016 Hall of Fame Announcement The Air Commando Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the following Air Commandos will be inducted into the 2016 Air Commando Hall of Fame:John...
Archive Of Modern American Warfare Aims To Preserve Veteran History For over 26 years, the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University has been collecting and preserving records from Vietnam veterans and has amassed...
John Grove School Needs Funding The ACA Tampa Chapter has recently posted a notice to all friends of the John Grove School. The school has a monthly operating budget of $2,500, which...


ACJ Vol 5 Issue 2 Desert Storm

"DESERT STORM had come quickly on the heels of Operation JUST CAUSE and was a real test to our command. Not only did the 1st Special Operations Wing deploy nearly all of our assets and people to the far corner of the earth, we went to a completely bare base in deplorable conditions. I was in awe of the guts and determination I saw at every level. Maintainers worked in conditions so hot that they had to use gloves to hold the hot wrenches. Tents were erected at night to help negate the effects of the heat ... Still our people prevailed..."


-- Ben Orrell, Col, USAF (Ret)
Air Force Cross Recipient
1st SOW Director of Operations/DESERT STORM
Former 39th SOW Commander

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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

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The Air Commando Association is dedicated to continuing growth, strength, and support of American Special Operation forces through education, charity, research, and historical preservation. It is our Honor ensuring that American military forces continue to have the Special Operations capability required to implement U.S. strategies.

Association membership includes active duty, reserve, retired, and separated military personnel, both officer and enlisted, as well as civilian and industrial supporters who are and/or were assigned to, attached to, or served with or supported, any Air Commando/Special Operations Unit.

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

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