Category Archives: ACA Blog

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.…
Read more

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…
Read more

Gen John Alison Chapter Donation

Air Commando Association, Gen John Alison (Washington D.C.) Chapter Secretary Jim Piel presents a check from the first ever Top Golf Tournament Fundraiser held in the Washington D.C. area to ACA/COO Dennis Barnett at the Headquarters Building in Mary Esther, FL.
Read more

Job Opportunity for Social Media Coordinator to support the 24 SOW

24th Special Operations Wing (24 SOW) Social Media Support Services Specialist VLinc Corporation is looking for an experienced Social Media Services Support Specialist to support the U.S. Air Force 24 th Special Operations Wing (24 SOW) Public Affairs Office (PAO) at Hurlburt Field in Florida. Work can be done remotely at the contractor’s facility/home. JOB…
Read more

John D Partain, Col, USAF (Ret) 1959-2019

Col John D. Partain Col JD Partain (USAF) passed away at home with his family by his side on September 20th. He was 59 years old. John is survived by his wife Claire Partain, children David Partain and Rosie Partain and sister Lisa Partain Hampton. He was predeceased by his parents Lt Gen Edward A…
Read more

Letter of Appreciation from George Glen Duke’s Son

Eric Duke and Mrs June Tantimoto at A/B-26 memorial plaque in Hurlburt Air Park, FL, Oct 2019. My father was Maj George Glen Duke, and I would like to express my appreciation and admiration for the Air Commando community. Starting off with an innocuous visit to the Air Commando Association HQ when I was visiting…
Read more