Category Archives: ACA Blog

Walter J. Boyne, Col, USAF (Ret) 1929-2020

Colonel Walter J. Boyne, USAF (Ret), an internationally recognized author and aviation historian, flew his final mission out of Silver Spring, MD on January 9. 2020. He was 90 years old and kept his quick wit and loving nature to the end. He is survived by his much loved and devoted wife Terezia “Teri” Boyne.…
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Hometown Heroes Golf Tournament Donation

On December 17th, 2019, Air Commando Association President Wayne Norrad accepts a check from Hidden Creek Golf Club Manager Cindy Callen from the Hometown Heroes Golf Tournament.  They are accompanied by Holley-Navarre Water System Board members.
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Local 30th Anniversary of Operation JUST CAUSE

The Northwest Florida 30th Anniversary of Operation JUST CAUSE event took place on Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at the USAF Armament Museum, Eglin AFB, FL. It started at 1000 hrs and lasted approximately 45 minutes, and was very well attended. The ACA provided a membership table manned by Jim Connors, Mickey Wright, Chris Foltz, and…
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Congratulations to the Following Air Commandos!

The US Dept of Defense released General Officer Assignments as of Dec 5, 2019 and Air Commando Brig Gen Brenda P. Cartier, director of operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida, has been assigned to vice commander, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Brig. Gen.…
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ACA Member Looking for Pilots on HOBO 22 & 23

ACA member Phil Conran is trying to find the pilots on HOBO 22 & 23 who flew on the mission with him on 6 October 1969. He was in the second H-3 helicopter shot down that day in Laos. Please comment with your name and email if you were a pilot flying A1s and identified…
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