Category Archives: ACA Blog

CV-22 Instructor Special Mission Aviator Position

Pinnacle's International Team is seeking a CV-22 aircraft systems expert.  Position is at RAF Mildenhall and needs to be filled quickly. The qualified Air Commando is responsible for the safe conduct of all flight operations in the CV-22 special operations aircraft through careful systems monitoring, troubleshooting and emergency procedure management.  Oversees all preflight, inflight, and…
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CMSgt Richard A. Young 1942 – 2022

CMSgt Richard Young Richard A. “Dick” Young, 80 of Ft. Walton Beach passed away May 2, 2022, surrounded by family at Sacred Heart of the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach, Florida. Dick was born April 2, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late William and Lois Young of Masonville, Ohio. He graduated in…
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LeRoy W. Svendsen Jr. 1928-2022

Major General LeRoy W. (Swede) Svendsen, Jr. died on the 14th day of February at the age of 93. General Svendsen is survived by his wife, the former Juanita Boggs. Eight children: Randy, Chicago IL, Lance (Sandra), Charleston SC, daughter Kristi, San Antonio TX; stepsons Jon Boggs (Sue) Houston, Jeffery Boggs (Patty) Gaithersburg, MD.; eight…
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Business Development & Capture Manager

Capture Manager Tampa - Florida or Remote The Hoplite Group is currently recruiting for an ambitious Capture Manager with a proven track record in generating new business with U.S. Government contracts/DoD contracting environment. Visit The Hoplite Group's website to apply: https://www.thehoplitegroup.com/job-new-business-capture
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Carolina Chapter Networking and Professional Development Lunch

Air Commando Association – Carolina Chapter Networking and Professional Development Lunch Thursday, 10 February 2022 from 1100-1300 Calling on ALL Air Commandos and AFSOC team members in the local area to join us in learning about the ACA’s mission to help our members and their families. Guest Speaker: Retired Colonel Pat Dean (Former JSOC J5,…
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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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