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2018 ACA Convention

2018 ACA Convention

Registration for the 2018 Air Commando Association Convention is closed. If you are interested in attending any of the events please contact us at info@aircommando.org or call our office at 850-581-0099, we will try to accommodate each request but cannot guarantee a seat at the awards banquet due to reaching full capacity.

The ACA invites all Air Commandos and guests to join us Dec 6th - 9th in the Fort Walton Beach, FL area. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Air Commandos and their families at several of our events held on the Emerald Coast.

We hope you will consider participating in the annual Commando Cash Raffle Drawing. Every year, support from Air Commandos enable us to continue to maintain many of the programs and events such as: holding our annual convention, producing the Air Commando Journal, offering numerous scholarships, sponsoring AFSOC level awards, providing stewardship and oversight for the Air Commando Foundation, and many other programs. To get your winning tickets online visit: COMMANDO CASH

ACA members have the opportunity to vote in the ACA Election Ballot. This year we ask you to vote for the following positions on the ACA Board: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and three (3) Board of Director positions. Click here to open a PDF file to cast your vote. Email your completed ballot to member@aircommando.org.

We are pleased to have The Island Beachside Resort (formerly known as the Ramada Beach Resort on Okaloosa Island) host two of our events this convention. We encourge our out of town members to book rooms with the Island. They have extensively remodeled their facility (click here for photos of their new look) Members may also contact Sarah Raiskin at 813-849-4118, Monday-Friday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm EST to make reservations by phone. But hurry, the discounted room rate will only last until November 20th!

The Commando Quilters are back this year, raffling a beautiful patriotic quilt measuring 68 inches x 86 inches. Suggested donation is $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. (Donation Form) There is an embroidered label attached to the back with "Air Commando Association December 2018 Convention." Click here to view the 2018 quilt.
The mission of the Commando Quilters is to provide AFSOC Wounded Warriors a personalized handmade quilt to give comfort and knowledge that others care about their well being. These quilts are personalized with the warrior's name/unit/date embroidered on the back of the quilt, as well as a number for historical purposes.
Please make checks payable to Commando Quilters, c/o Sherri Hayes and send to PO Box 7, Mary Esther, FL 32569. 
Drawing will be at the Saturday Fish Fry, need not be present to win, must be at least 18 years of age to enter to win. Free shipping to the winner of the quilt.

Below is a complete schedule with details of this year's convention. If you already know the details and want to sign up, please visit our registration page now.

Thurs 6 DecEarly Bird Social1700 - 2100

Join us in the Fiji Room located off the main lobby of The Island Beachside Resort (formerly Ramada Beach Resort). Heavy Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Transportation is NOT provided for this event.

Fri 7 DecHeritage Seminar0800-1145

Soundside Club on Hurlburt Field (must have pre-registered, a breakfast buffet included) Topic will highlight Women in the Fight - Female Air Commandos.

ACA is proud to present the 2018 Commander Leadership Awards following the seminar.

Members are encouraged to stay and attend the ACA Annual Membership Business Meeting immediately following the seminar.

Transportation is NOT provided for this event.

Fri 7 DecBanquet Social Hour1730-1900

Held at The Island Beachside Resort (formerly Ramada Beach Resort) on the 6th floor.

Cash bar available.

Fri 7 DecAwards Banquet1900-2130

Air Commando Awards Banquet will be in the Empire Room on 6th floor at The Island Beachside Resort.

Dinner Menu: Mediterranean Chicken: Francais Chicken Breast Topped with Artichokes, Sweet Red Peppers, Roasted Garlic & Kalamata Olives served with Rice Pilaf. The Vegetarian Option is Chef's Choice. All dinner plates include a seasonal tossed salad, assorted rolls, choice of dessert, coffee, iced tea & water.

Dress: Civilian is semi-formal and military is service dress.

Transportation is NOT provided for this event.

Sat 8 DecGolf Tourney0830Shalimar Pointe Golf Club, 302 Country Club Rd, Shalimar, FL 32579
Sat 8 DecACA Open House1200-1600

We will host an ACA open house at our building located on 2502 Hwy 98, Mary Esther, Florida. Our hospitality suite will be open from 12 noon until 6pm. Our Commando Store will be open during this time. The 2018 Commando Cash Raffle drawing will take place at the Fish Fry on Saturday at 1800.

Transportation is NOT provided for this event.

 Sat 8 DecFish Fry1400-1600

Our favorite outdoor event will be held at our ACA headquarters! Ray Bourque and his band of volunteers will be cooking up some of the best fresh "locally" caught fish for our fish fry!

Transportation is NOT provided for this event.

Sun 9 DecMemorial1200-1300

We are honored to gather at the Hurlburt Air Park, on Hurlburt Field once again to pay our respects to our fellow comrades. There will a bus provided to/from The Island Beachside Resort for those that require a sponsor to access the base. You must select the Sunday bus service on the registration form to get your name submitted for base entry.

Transportation IS provided for this event.

Sun 9 Dec 1300The 2018 ACA Convention ends.



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
Email:  Click here