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Anytime Flight

If you are a current ACA member and are willing to step up to a new membership level - the ANYTIME FLIGHT - then keep reading! We need your help to ensure the legacy of the Air Commando Association continues long into the future. Much has changed since the Air Commando Association was established. The…
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Hire an Air Commando!

Job listings are sent to the ACA from the Special Operations community in hopes that qualified Air Commando applicants will consider applying for the positions. These openings are not within the ACA, they are from separate companies. We will do our best to keep these listings as current as possible, so visit our website periodically.…
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Keep Us Informed

Thank you for keeping us informed of the passing of one of our own. We honor our members and their service to this country, to their fellow Air Commandos, and to their families. We are sadden by the loss of our great friends and comrades. We salute each Air Commando who flies west... If you…
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2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Air Commandos and ACA Members, Please join the Air Force Special Operations family in congratulating this year’s Air Commando Hall of Fame Inductees.  The Class of 2020 is comprised of the following special operations legends: Col Dennis Barnett, USAF Retired Lt Col Bernie Frakes, USAF Retired Maj Gen Richard Haddad, USAF Retired Maj Gen Mike…
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Save the Date! 8 Sep for SOF Stories:Live

SAVE THE DATE: 8 Sep @ 1200 EDT SOF Stories: The Immediate Aftermath of 9/11 will be a live virtual event brought to you by Global SOF Foundation. The SOF: Stories Live feature current and former SOF will share their views on important moments in SOF History. Don't miss the inaugural SOF Stories on 8…
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Leonard “Len” Anthony Butler

Leonard "Len" Anthony Butler, Colonel, USAF (ret.), resident of O'Fallon, Ill., passed away peacefully at Sycamore Village Assisted Living in Swansea, Ill., on his 80th birthday, July 23, 2020. Born in Baltimore City, Md., Len was the youngest of three boys who grew up camping, swimming, visiting Ocean City, attending Catholic School, and getting into…
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ACA Postpones 2020 Annual Convention

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic especially with recent increases in cases, the Executive Committee convened and sent a recommendation to the Board of Directors (BoD) to postpone the October 2020 Annual Reunion/Convention/Symposium. The BoD unanimously approved the recommendation. It saddens us that in 2020 we were not able to celebrate AFSOC’s 30th Anniversary or pay…
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Holiday Hours

In observance of Independence Day, the ACA office will be closed this Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6th, and will reopen Tuesday, July 7th. Due to the current health concerns regarding Covid-19 in the state of Florida, we regret to inform you that the ACA will not be hosting our annual July 4th Holiday…
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Dick Cole-Last Doolittle Raider Funeral Postponed

The ACA has received an update on information for the last Doolittle Raider Col Dick Cole's funeral arrangements and the Doolittle Cup Ceremony. The Cole family has requested 16 Apr 2021 as the new date. If approved, they will hold the cup ceremony on the 18th of Apr 2021. Click here for photos of Dick…
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R4 Integration, Inc. Job Opening

Available: Open for immediate hire. Functional Responsibility: Candidate shall have strong leadership and management skills and have recent experience managing engineering design and integration programs. Ability to find innovative ways to solve issues and solid knowledge of program management methodologies and techniques. This position may include the following duties: Responsible for the oversight of all…
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A-1 SKYRAIDER

A-1 SKYRAIDER Jim Galluzzi with unknown officer. Commando Jim Galluzzi desired to donate these photos to the ACA. Jim's wife, Irene has provided these for the ACA archives and museum as ACA deems their disposition. Jim Galluzzi went West on 17 September 2019. -- George Matthews, ACA Lifemember #372 1970 era Fact Sheet from McDonnell…
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James R. ‘Chilli’ Wills

January 23, 1936 - June 1, 2020 James Ronald Wills affectionately known as Ronnie, Chilli, Jim, Dad, Daddy, Pop, Pa, Poppi, Grandad, Papa, and Grand- papa of Elk Grove, California (formerly of Lancaster, Calif.) was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, June 1, 2020. He was surrounded by Mintie, his wife of 63…
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Col James Kyle 1932-2020

James H. Kyle "Jim" Colonel, USAF (Ret) passed away peacefully on May 4, 2020 in Honolulu, HI. Professionally, Jim (also known as "Kimo" among his buddies) will be remembered for his leadership and ingenuity in the development and tactics incorporating infrared lighting and night vision devices in support of Special Operations Forces. He was awarded…
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