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PO Box 7, Mary Esther, FL 32569  •  850.581.0099  •

2024 ACA Annual

Friday 12 April @ 8:00

Heritage Seminar

Saturday 13 April @ 5:30

Awards Banquet

2024 ACA Convention Schedule

Air Commandos, our 2024 annual convention is held in Fort Walton Beach, FL again. Along with the 2023 Air Commando Hall of Fame induction ceremony we welcome AFSOC 12OAY to the annual awards banquet. The ACA welcomes all Air Commandos and their families: Past, Present, and Future to our annual convention. If you have any questions please email or call 850-581-0099.

2024 ACA Convention

Award Banquet Menu

Field Greens & Garden Veggie Salad
Roasted Airline Chicken Breast
Natural Jus, fingerling potatoes, seasonal vegetables
and for dessert: Turtle Cheesecake
Includes gourmet rolls, butter, regular & decaf coffee, iced tea & water

Attendees note if you have any allergies/gluten free or vegetarian for your meal option on registration form.

  • THU

    Ice Breaker: Our early bird social starts at 5:00 pm at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach. We will have light hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar with a casual dress code. The cost is $35 per person. Our Thursday night Ice Breaker is a great way to relax and meet old friends and make new ones. 

  • FRI

    Heritage Seminar Breakfast: We start Friday off with the Air Commando Association’s Heritage Seminar Breakfast at 8:00 am at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach. The cost is $25 per person. AFSOC Leaders will present the annual ACA sponsored AFSOC awards followed by a featured panel guided discussion.
    Dress code: Active Duty – Uniform of the Day, Civilian – Business Casual

  • FRI

    Memorial Retreat: We will be hosting a memorial retreat at the Hurlburt Field Air Park at 4:00 pm. There is no cost to attend, though we ask you sign up on the registration form so we have an accurate head count. A DoD ID card is required to access the Base. Please email if you DO NOT have a DoD ID card. 

  • SAT

    ACA Open House: We welcome all visitors to the Air Commando Association’s Open House on Saturday, 13 April at 9:00 am – noon. Located at 2502 Hwy 98, Mary Esther, FL. Coffee and assorted baked goods will be available to all. This event is free.

  • SAT

    Annual Air Commando Association’s Award Banquet: We will be honoring the 2023 Air Commando Hall of Fame inductees and AFSOC 12OAY awards at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Social hour starts at 5:30 pm and dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Cost is $75 per person and cash bars will be located throughout the venue.
    Dress code: Active Duty – Service Dress, Civilians – Semi-formal.

Air Commando Hall of Fame

Each year we recognize the outstanding achievements of Air Commandos who served gallantly, usually without acclaim for themselves. In some cases, only their closest comrades, friends, or family members know the true sacrifices and contributions these Airmen made.

Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Emerald Coast

Proud Supporter of Air Commandos.

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Banquet Sponsor

L3 Harris

Part of the Special Operations Community.

In a fast moving and increasingly complex world, L3Harris is anticipating and rapidly responding to challenges with agile technology – creating a safer world and more secure future.

VIP Social Sponsor

Lockheed Martin

Ensuring those we serve always stay ahead of ready.

We specialize in defense tech, solving complex challenges, advancing scientific discovery and delivering innovative solutions that help our customers keep people safe.

VIP Social Sponsor

CMSGTs (Ret.) Rick & Dr Julie Crutchfield

Over 70 years of serving our nation.