Category Archives: Foundation News

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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ACF Continues to Support

The Air Commando Foundation (ACF) is continuing its mission of supporting Air Commandos and their families in times of unmet needs. During difficult circumstances the government cannot always provide support to our warriors or their families and that's when the ACF can respond quickly and decisively. The following examples are but just a small list…
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Dear Sirs, I would like to inform you that I received the check issued by Air Commando Foundation yesterday. My family and I would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for your financial assistance, especially in our time of mourning. Your organization’s generosity and support have provided us some solace knowing that we would not be financially burdened by repaying back the money we owed.It’s times like these that I’m glad I’m a part of the greatest organization in the world where taking care of each other is a top priority. Again sir, thank you and please extend our appreciation to the Air Commandos for the aide you and your organization have provided me and my family. If there’s anything I can do to repay you back, please let me know. Have a wonderful Air Force day.
— Ray (Full name with held for privacy)

Foundation Assists Cancer Survior

ACF was contacted by the Care Coalition in the Tampa, FL area regarding assistance in providing funds for a special cap for a female AFSOC Career Assistant Advisor who was undergoing treatment for brain cancer. This allowed her to maintain her hair and her dignity while conducting briefings to young Air Commandos.
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Widow and Children Receive Immediate Help

The Foundation stepped up and immediately supported a widow and six children of an active duty special operator, who was tragically killed in a training accident, with a $5,000 check to ensure all immediate needs of the family could be met.
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Financial Support After Fatal Crash

The Air Commando Foundation Trustees approved a financial donation of  $5,000 to support spouses and the 318th SOS Booster Club after the fatal crash at Cannon AFB in 2017.
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Foundation Helps Secure VA Benefits for Child

Letter to US Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida I just want to express my appreciation to the team who worked on Ms. Lily Harvell’s Veterans Administration claim. After TSgt Sean Harvell, a highly decorated Combat Control Team (CCT) member passed away due to combat related disabilities, the VA disapproved Sean’s daughter Lily’s VA benefits. However,…
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