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Air Commandos at 24 SOF Week

Stop by the Air Commando Foundation’s booth at the upcoming SOF Week i…

2024 ACA Annual Convention Photos

The 2024 ACA Convention was another success! Thank you ACA volunteer, M…

In Memory of Our Fallen Air Commandos

The following is a list of Air Commandos who we have lost since the wint…

Newest ACA Members

The Air Commando Association is pleased to welcome the following Air Com…

From the President: 2024 ACA Convention Recap

Air Commandos Our 2024 convention was a huge success after weeks of hect…

Robby Roberson Flies West

Billy Joe Roberson, SMSgt, USAF (Retired) affectionately known as Robby,…

Embolden Valor: Capture, Curate, and Continue

I met Jim Ifland 6 months ago. He was spry, lively, engaging, curious an…

ACA Stepping Up to Support Fellow Air Commandos

By Lou Orrie, CMSgt, USAF (ret) Suicide rates among active duty and vete…

Veteran’s Honor Flights

By Dave Clark, ACA Life Member I was recently selected for and went on a…

USSOCOM Memo on Cancer Study

Air Commandos – Read memo from USSOCOM regarding cancer study. March 5, …

2024 ACA Annual Convention Registration Is Open

ACA Convention Registration Is Open Air Commandos, our 2024 annual con…

352nd SOW Heritage and Unity Dinner at Prestigious Ely Cathedral

RAF Mildenhall’s 352nd Special Operations Wing Heritage and Unity Dinner…

2024 ACA Convention Dates Announced

Mark your calendars for the ACA annual convention. The following is a t…

In Memory of CMSgt Alan “Yosh” Yoshida

The Air Commando community is saddened by the recent passing of Combat C…

Forest M. “Woody” Kimsey Flies West

Silver Star recipient, Air Commando, dear friend, and loved one takes hi…

In Memory of Col Jimmy Ifland

A Final Goodbye to Col Jim ‘Jimmy’ Ifland ACA is sad to report the pass…

ACA Golf Tourney Success & Photos

ACA Golf Tourney Great Fundraiser! Thank you to everyone who sponsored…

In Memory of

The following is a list of Air Commandos who we have lost over the cours…

Looking for Downed Pilot

The ACA received a call from someone who was looking for a fellow servic…

2023 ACA Convention Rescheduled

Air Commandos, as we were finalizing preparations for the ACA 2023 Conve…

Check Out the Latest Job Openings

The Hoplite Group, one of the ACA’s corporate partners, has numerous pos…

Irl Leon Franklin Takes Final Flight

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Irl “Leon” Frankl…

Air Commandos Giving Back to Their Communities

ACA member John Heisler presented the Air Commando Award to two AF JROTC…

Maj Gen James Hobson Takes Final Flight

Maj Gen James Hobson Takes Final Flight ACA is saddened to report that …

Leading in the Shadows of Giants

Forging NexGen Commandos with the Air Commando Association By SMSgt Jona…

In Memory of John Roddick

John C. Roddick passed away on April 20, 2023 at the age of 91. He is su…

Professional Luncheon at the Soundside Club

Attention ACA members and AFA members! Register today for the Joint Prof…

Scholarship Winners Announced

We are proud to announce the winners of the Lt Col Dave Krebs High Fligh…

Michael Corbett Flies West

Michael F. Corbett: January 27, 1947 – April 23, 2023 Major MICHAEL F. C…

Victor A Kindurys Remembered

January 1, 1939 ~ April 26, 2023 (age 84) Victor A. Kindurys croaked on …

In Memory of William Cartwright

William Drew (“Bill”) Cartwright, of Gulfport Mississippi (formerly from…

Colonel Wayne D Corder Remembered

Wayne Dennis Corder, 82, of Destin, Florida, passed away on February, 14…

ACF Works with Veteran and Building Homes for Heroes

The Air Commando Foundation was honored to assist with home renovations …

Air Commando Family is Recovering

Air Commando Family is Recovering This past fall, my wife suffered a hea…

Update on Andy Reed’s Recovery

The Foundation reached out to the Air Commando community for donations a…

ACA Is Now A 501c3

By Bill Rone…

Air Commando Hall of Fame 2022

Air Commando Hall of Fame 2022 Introducing the class of 2022 Air Comman…

Maritime / Boat Mechanic Position Open with Hoplite Group

We are pleased to share our Corporate Partner, The Hoplite Group is look…

In Memory of MSgt Ray Bourque

MSgt Ray Bourque Takes His Final Flight The ACA is deeply saddened to i…

ACA Holiday Hours

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Air Commandos!! We would like to…

Joe Kittinger, aka Col Joe, Takes Final Flight

It is with heavy hearts, we say a final farewell to ACA Life Member #51 …

Remembering John Connors

Remembering John S. Connors The ACA is sadden to announce we lost one o…

Furnish Family Gets Much Needed Support

Air Commando Foundation, In October of 2021 we were notified that our si…

Bonwit Family’s Generosity

Lt Col Barry Lee Bonwit, passed away on April 20, 2022 and his beloved w…

Maj Gen Bob Patterson Flies West

We would like to share a beautiful tribute to Maj Gen Patterson by our f…

In Memory of Our Members Nov 2022

In a final salute to our members who have recently passed away in 2022, …

Welcome Newest ACA Members

The ACA is proud to welcome the following Air Commandos to our associati…

Fellow ACA Member Inducted in Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame

The ACA recently learned of life member Colonel (Retired) Walter K. Schm…

Antelope Island 30th Anniversary and Rededication

On Saturday, Oct. 29. 2022, a memorial service was held to honor the liv…

Hoplite Group Looking for Admin Support

The Hoplite Group, a growing veteran-owned small business, is seeking a …

Photos of the 2022 ACA Convention

We are very excited to share all the photos which were taken by ACA life…

Bostwick Family Faces Huge Challenges

Air Commando Association & Foundation, This past year has been the m…

Remembering Our Fallen

Please join us as the Special Operations Community commemorates the 12 l…

75th Anniversary of the USAF

Join our community celebration! The Northwest Florida community is hon…

Kenneth C. Anderson

With great sadness for our loss, but even more gratitude for his life, w…

Lt. Col. Donald Moody, USAF (Ret)

Lt. Col. Donald Moody, USAF (Ret) 86, earned his heavenly wings, Tuesday…

A Daughter’s Devotion to Her Father

Air Commando Association & Foundation, In December of 2018 my father…

Donate to Help Andy Reed Recover

Former Pave Low gunner, retired MSgt Andy Reed was in dire need of a liv…

Air Commandos Remembered on Memorial Day

Lt Gen (Retired) & Mrs Brad Webb represented all Air Commandos durin…

Remembering Felix ‘Sam’ Sambogna

Remembering Felix ‘Sam’ Sambogna Lt. Col. Felix L.”Sam” Sambogna, USAF …

LtGen Slife Reflecting On Conflict in Afghanistan

If you’ve been part of AFSOC in the last 20 years, Afghanistan is almost…

Air Commandos Support ECHG

Thank you to all who supported and participated in the 2021 Emerald Coas…

My ‘Project 404’ legacy on wheels

I spent 30 magnificent months with Project 404 (Det 1 606 ACS/Det 1 56 A…

CMSgt Richard A. Young 1942 – 2022

Richard A. “Dick” Young, 80 of Ft. Walton Beach passed away May 2, 2022,…

LeRoy W. Svendsen Jr. 1928-2022

Major General LeRoy W. (Swede) Svendsen, Jr. died on the 14th day of Feb…

2019 Heart of the Team Award

SENIOR MASTER SERGEANT ADAM M. SUROVICK Senior Master Sergeant Surovick …

AF JROTC Air Commando Award

The Air Commando Association, working with Laurel Highlands High School …

John Levitow Award

Each year the Air Commando Association sponsors the John Levitow Award f…

2021 Special Tactics (Enlisted) of the Year

Technical Sergeant Adam B. Anderson is a Tactical Air Control Party (TAC…

2021 Special Tactics Officer of the Year

Captain Brandon P. Farrell is a Combat Rescue Officer assigned to the 32…

2021 DAGRE of the Year

Staff Sergeant Ethan C. Pierce distinguished himself as a superior perfo…

2020 AFSOC Squadron of the Year

The 7th Special Operations Squadron had an outstanding year of accomplis…

492d Air Park Heritage Event

492d Airpark/Air Commando Heritage 2021 Run Click here to view all 161 …

Airshow

Airshow Photos by ACA Member Bill Phillips …

2021 Commander’s Leadership Awards

2021 Commander’s Leadership Awards This award recognizes AFSOC’s outsta…

Jerry Klingaman

Col Jerry Klingaman CAA #9 Photos submitted to the Air Commando Journal…

6th SOS

6th SOS Photo Gallery Photos submitted to the Air Commando Journal to a…

2019 SrA Julian S. Scholten ISR Commando Award

2019 SrA Julian S. Scholten ISR Commando Award STAFF SERGEANT TREVOR S….

Award Spotlight Brittany Brown

First Lieutenant Brittany K. Brown distinguished herself as Officer in C…

Commando Medic of the Year

The 2019 CMSgt Roland “Hap” Lutz Air Commando Medic of the Year Award re…

Maj Pete Bowman 1934 – 2022

  Peter “Pete” Roy Bowman of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away…

AFSOC wins Spirit Award for ACA 5k FUN RUN

ACA Director Hollis Tompkins put together a great team of volunteers alo…

2021 EC Honor Games

Emerald Coast Honor Games 2021 Awesome participation this year! Emerald…

ACA 5k Fun Run

2021 ACA 5k Fun Run Click here for more photos by Scott Photo Works …

ACA Golf Tourney 2021

2021 ACA Golf Tourney ACA-Golf Click for more photos from Sco…

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