Category Archives: ACA Blog

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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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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Nominate an Air Commando

Nominations for the Air Commando Hall of Fame Class of 2020 are due NLT 31 Jul! Air Commandos, you served with teammates who made a significant impact to the mission and people of Air Force special operations across all eras. You may be one of a very few who know of their contributions. Submit a…
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Hurlburt Field Access Update

Attention Retirees! The following memo was sent to us from ACA member Col (Ret) Terry Jensen, who is the Director of Hurlburt Retiree Activities Office. He was kind enough to inform the ACA of the latest update from 1 SOW Commander, Col Conley. As of 1 June 2020 the following is in effect: - Hurlburt…
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ACA Headquarters Building Reopening

We will reopen the ACA headquarters building on 1 June. All visitors must wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines put in place by the governor of Florida. The Commando Store will also be open, plus you can order online at www.store.aircommando.org/ starting 1 June.
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Memorial Day 2020 Remembrances

The ACA would like to give the following members one last slow final salute. Each Memorial Day the ACA attends a ceremony here in the Florida Panhandle. We did not receive word about one this year due to the Covid-19 health crisis, but we still want to honor our members and their service to this…
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30th Anniversary of AFSOC

VIEW PHOTO GALLERY On this historic day in Air Commando history, ACA would like to acknowledge the legacy of those who came before us and pledge our support to those who will follow in our footsteps. Our Special Operations history is full and rich and our future is assured because of the solid foundation Air…
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Turning Airmen Into Air Commandos

By Lt Col Paul F. Geehreng, USAF Special Operations School This article was first published the Fall of  2011 in the Air Commando Journal, Vol 1, Issue 1 page 44. AFSOC proudly bestows the title of Air Commando to its members, but what does it mean to be an Air Commando? How are we “made,”…
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