Category Archives: ACA Blog

20th Anniversary of Sept 11th

On this 20th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, we ask you to join us on Patriot’s Day (National Day of Service and Remembrance) as we honor first responders and the countless others who are serving or have served to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe. On September 11, 2001, almost…
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2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

We are pleased to announce this year's Air Commando Hall of Fame inductees. Please join the Air Force Special Operations family in congratulating this year’s special operations legends: Timothy Hale, Col, USAF Retired James Lackey, SMSgt (posthumous) William Markham, CMSgt USAF Retired William Schroeder Lt Col (posthumous) Daniel Turney, Maj, USAF Retired Class of 2021…
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2021 ACA Banquet Postponed

The ACA Board of Directors have officially announced the postponement and reorganization of the annual convention. Air Commando Association Board of Directors has determined that we will be curtailing our annual convention activities due to the latest surge in COVID-19. This decision includes cancelling our annual Awards Banquet. We will conduct the annual Hall of…
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LtGen Slife Reflecting On Conflict in Afghanistan

If you've been part of AFSOC in the last 20 years, Afghanistan is almost certainly part of you. I spent the middle third of my career in and out of there between 2002 and 2011, with all the attendant highs and lows. From the very beginning to the very present, I have been responsible for…
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Col Robert Howard Karre, USAF (Ret)

Robert “Bob” Karre was born on August 16, 1938 in Horace (Greeley County), Nebraska to Howard Gailard Karre and Gladys Snell Karre and “flew west” from this life on February 13, 2021 at the age of 82 years and 6 months. Bob grew up in north central Nebraska as the first of five children. He…
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Wendell “Mac” McAdams

Wendell Warren (Mac) McAdams passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021 surrounded by his wife of 25 years and children. Mac was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire on May 21, 1943 to Harold and Ida McAdams. He was a resident of New Hampshire until he joined the military. After serving in the Air Force for…
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2021 ACA Convention Registration is Open

We are very happy to announce registration for the 2021 ACA Convention is open. We have added a 5k Fun Run this year at AJ's Oyster Shanty on Okaloosa Island. The highly successful Golf Tourney is scheduled for Thursday at 12:30 pm at the Rocky Bayou Country Club. Our Heritage Seminar and other popular events…
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Col Lucien Byron Jr 1928-2021

On July 6 , 2021, Colonel (Ret) Lucien passed away peacefully with his wife Dorothy by his side. He was born on October 19, 1928 in Tampa Florida to Lucien and Myrtle Byron.  He graduated from Florida Military Academy and then attended The Citadel in Charleston South Carolina and the University of Florida. In 1949, he…
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Job Openings at Hoplite Group

The Hoplite Group, a growing veteran-owned small business is currently seeking the right person for two (2) separate positions. • A Unit Deployment Manager (Logistician) in support of a customer at Duke Field, Florida. Salary: $36-38K Annual (DOE) Click here to apply • A Junior Program Manager Salary: $48 - 52K a year. to support…
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Col Richard K. Knowles 1940 – 2021

Richard K. Knowles, Colonel, USAF Retired, went to be with the Lord on the morning of April 8, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doreen Carter Knowles; one daughter, Karen Kai Lee Knowles Pappas (Michael) of Richmond, VA; two sons, Richard Carter Knowles of Wilmington, NC and Kenneth Davis Knowles (Kathy)…
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