Category Archives: Foundation News

Tragic Loss Due to Cancer

The Special Operations community came together to assist the family of an active-duty Lt Colonel who tragically lost his battle with brain cancer recently. The Air Commando Foundation, along with the Combat Shadow Association, provided $1,750 to help cover the hotel/lodging for the family. *For confidentiality purposes and respect for privacy, the ACF shares only…
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Loss of a Retired Air Commando

A retired Air Commando passed away unexpectedly, and his family found themselves grappling with the sudden loss. The Foundation stepped up to assist with approximately $7,000 to help the family pay for immediate expenses such as the vehicle and mortgage payments until benefits and life insurance were sorted out. *For confidentiality purposes and respect for…
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Death of a Retired Tech Sergeant

When an Air Commando passed away, his family had difficulty covering the additional expenses, the Foundation helped by paying $665 of the families’ lodging at the Air Force Enlisted Village while funeral services were arranged. *For confidentiality purposes and respect for privacy, the ACF shares only basic information concerning individuals and their situations in which…
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Airman Visits Brother on Life Support

A SrA went to be by her brother’s side when he was on life support in Guam, she ended up having an extended stay in country due to COVID quarantine restrictions. The Red Cross provided airplane tickets and the ACF assisted by paying $2,250 in lodging and car rental for her and her family in…
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Christmas Still Coming For Two Boys

Air Commando MSgt James Olk lost his wife, Sherry, in a tragic accident. Through the Air Commando Foundation and donations,  MSgt Olk was compensated with immediate support, a years worth of childcare for their two sons Peter and Aiden, and two (one for each child) Lego Christmas Trees to continue the legacy which their mother…
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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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Helping A Family In Need

A child was born with birth defects to a young SSgt and his wife. After the Ronald McDonald house could no longer house them, the Foundation provided $898 to help pay for a hotel room near the hospital where the baby was receiving treatments. *For confidentiality purposes and respect for privacy, the ACF shares only…
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TSgt Gets Much Needed Help

A TSgt’s wife needed to stay in a hospital out of town for an extended time. The SM was not permitted to be sent as a TDY, and he incurred costs for gas, hotel, and food. Your Foundation, along with the TACP Association, gave $2,520 each to reimburse the young TSgt for expenses. *For confidentiality…
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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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