Category Archives: Foundation News

Harley Davidson Dinner Fundraiser Donates $10K to Foundation

Col (retired) Jim Connors, Treasurer of the Air Commando Association on far left of photo accepts a check for $10,000 from VFW 11367 from the 14th Annual Harley Davidson Raffle Dinner. The Air Commando Foundation is profoundly grateful to everyone for their generosity and hard work on the 14th Annual Harley Davidson Dinner. Col (retired)…
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GivingTuesdayNow 2020

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow--whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts.
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Air Commando Receives Help After Spouse Passes Away

The Air Commando Foundation provided financial support to a service member of 17 years who lost his wife unexpectedly to pneumonia. During this sudden and devastating crisis to him and his two small children, the ACF assisted with travel and hotel expenses for immediate family members to attend the funeral services for his wife. *For…
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ACF Assists MSgt During Miraculous Recovery

A MSgt suffered a cardiac episode while driving.  The car was driven off the side of the road and she was later found unresponsive.  When she arrived at the medical center, she coded out several times, and was placed on life support.  When she was finally removed from life support, she began breathing on her…
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Hometown Heroes Golf Tournament Donation

On December 17th, 2019, Air Commando Association President Wayne Norrad accepts a check from Hidden Creek Golf Club Manager Cindy Callen from the Hometown Heroes Golf Tournament.  They are accompanied by Holley-Navarre Water System Board members.
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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.
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AFSOC Airman Missing in the Gulf

Fellow Air Commandos, the 24th SOW is searching for a Special Warfare Airman who fell out of an airplane during a parachute training event. AFSOC, 1st SOW,  7thSFG, Rangers, 920th Rescue Group, and the Coast Guard have been searching 24/7 since the incident happened on 5 Nov. The family has been notified and Special Warfare…
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Retired Air Commando Gets Help for Handicap Upgrades

A retired Air Commando Master Sergeant living just outside the local Fort Walton Beach area had a stroke and later fell causing paralysis and is now confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. His daughter is currently taking care of him until extensive remodeling and improvements on his home can be completed,…
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Family with Newborn Needed Financial Help

Recently, a young Captain and his wife’s newborn child was born with severe birth defects. The family traveled out of the Fort Walton Beach (Hurlburt Field) area approximately 5 hours away for treatment at a hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Everything medically available was done to save the baby. Sadly, the baby suffered two heart attacks…
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Amazon Smile Donations Make a Big Difference

If you shop using AmazonSmile online and designate the Air Commando Foundation as your charity, it adds up! For example, between April 1 and June 30, 2019 the Air Commando Foundation received $119.34! Thank you to all those Air Commandos out there who make their AmazonSmile purchases benefit fellow Air Commandos! Click on the AmazonSmile…
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