Category Archives: ACA Blog

My ‘Project 404’ legacy on wheels

I spent 30 magnificent months with Project 404 (Det 1 606 ACS/Det 1 56 ACW/Det 1 56 SOW. Did the daily shuttle from Udorn to Vientiane and the assigned to L-54. In my 6 years in SEA there was no finer organization ... PERIOD! I commemorated that association with personalized license plates over the ensuing…
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Thank you for a successful 5K Fun Run!

The Air Commando Association would like to thank Tom Eggers of UTS Systems for being the title sponsor of our 2021 Inaugural 5K Fun Run. Additionally, we would like to thank AJ's Oyster Shanty for being our amazing venue host. A special thank you to our ACA partners including Eglin Federal Credit Union, Merill Lynch…
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Giving Today – Gives the Future

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day focused on giving to your favorite charity. The Air Commando Foundation is a small foundation, however, through the generosity of folks like you the Foundation has been able to help many, many Air Commandos and Air Commando families. We have helped widows and children of fallen teammates, your foundation…
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Air Commandos Support ECHG

Thank you to all who supported and participated in the 2021 Emerald Coast Honor Games! Good spirited competition among amazing athletes, strong community support, and of course our Air Commandos - Any Time Any Place! Thank you ACA Emerald Coast Chapter Ruck 22 team: Andrew Malinowski, Justin Bresser, Aliyah Pogue, Lauren Flores, and Cecil Moran
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Valor Untold Available Now

For the first time ever, ACA Press brings you the untold story of Air Commandos responding to the Jonestown Massacre. Valor Untold: Air Commandos During the Jonestown Massacre Recovery, 1978 By Richard D. Newton Published by: Air Commando Association Press, 2021, 38 pages Limited Quantities Available • First Come - First Served It has been…
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Looking for Volunteers for November Events

We have two separate opportunities, the first one is November 12-13 at the Emerald Coast Honor Games and the second is the ACA Inaugural 5K Fun Run on Okaloosa Island on 20 November. Fill out the following volunteer form if you and your friends are interested in giving back to Air Commandos! Phone Your First…
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Richard M. Atchison

August 19, 1940 - August 04, 2021 Richard MacRae Atchison, Colonel, USAF (Retired) was born in Northville, Michigan, to Dr. Russell and Ruth Mary Atchison. He grew up in a small Michigan farming community where he learned a lifestyle of excellence and service from his parents. He graduated from Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri…
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Felix ‘Sam’ Sambogna

Lt. Col. Felix L."Sam" Sambogna, USAF retired, passed away on September 24, 2021. He was born in Manchester, CT in 1931 and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1953. He is survived by four children: Michael Sambogna and Ron Watterson of Dallas, Texas; Nancy and Michael Shoults of Destin, FL; Patricia and Michael…
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New Business & Capture Lead

The Hoplite Group is currently recruiting for an ambitious New Business & Capture Lead with a proven track record in generating new business within both commercial and governmental contracts environments, a driven individual looking for a highly rewarding challenge. You’ll be working closely with the CEO and Marketing Director and leading the whole sales cycle…
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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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