Category Archives: ACA Blog

AFSOC honors 2020 Outstanding Airmen

Air Force Special Operations Command's 2020 Outstanding Airman of the Year pose for a photo at the conclusion of the AFSOC OAY banquet at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 13, 2021. AFSOC formally recognized the 2020 OAY winners with a base tour, a medallion breakfast and the formal banquet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman…
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MH-53M wash day!

A dedicated group from the Pave Low community showed up at the Armament Museum located in Shalimar, FL on a beautiful spring day in May to wash the MH-53M. It was one hour of washing followed by 1 hour of war stories. Chester Fleming was the ringleader and attracted the likes of Steve Connelly, Dave…
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ACA at 58 SOW Professional Organization Day

The 58th SOW hosted a professional organization day. As part of building leaders and professionals grounded in their community’s culture the 58th took the opportunity to expose their team to professional and helping organizations. For this first iteration the Wing had the Air Commando Association, Air Force Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of…
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James D. ‘Kit’ Carson Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

February 3, 1932 – April 27, 2021 Born in New Dover, Ohio to Esther and Don Carson. Graduated High School in Bellefontaine, OH and The Ohio State University. He was an Eagle Scout and a Shriner. He was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and while there operated a photography studio. In…
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Unit Deployment Manager (Logistician)

Hoplite Group is currently seeking a Unit Deployment Manager (Logistician), in support of a customer at Duke Field, Florida Click here to apply online at the Hoplite Group's website Salary: $36-38K Annual (DOE) Responsibilities Duties will include, but are not limited to:  Ensure unit personnel are trained and ready to deploy. Assist in providing a…
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ACA Welcomes New Members Mar 2021

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Lt Col Jerome “Jerry” W. Klingaman

With heavy hearts we report Lt. Col. Jerome “Jerry” W. Klingaman departed on his final sortie during the evening of March 8, 2021. Our condolences, hearts, and prayers are with the Klingaman family. Memorial service plans will be announced at the end of March. Jerry served on active duty for 22 years in the Air…
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A Tribute to Lt Gen Leroy Manor

The ACA is sad to report Lt Gen Leroy Manor, USAF (Ret), passed away on 25 Feb 2021 in Shalimar, FL. He was a true quiet professional, a leader of exceptional quality, a beloved family man, a mentor, and he will be missed by many. Brig General Leroy J. Manor (Official photo) General Manor was…
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Meet the new ACJ Editor-in-Chief

Air Commando Journal Vol 9/Issue 3 Paul Harmon, Colonel, USAF (Ret) Happy New Year from the Air Commando Association and Air Commando Journal staff! 2020 was a challenge, and as you know by now, the annual ACA Convention and many other events were cancelled because of Covid-19. Rest assured, your Air Commando Association is working…
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