Category Archives: Membership

Memorial Day Rememberances

The ACA would like to give the following members one last slow final salute. Each Memorial Day the ACA attends a ceremony here in the Florida Panhandle. We did not receive word about one this year due to the Covid-19 health crisis, but we still want to honor our members and their service to this…
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30th Anniversary of AFSOC

VIEW PHOTO GALLERY On this historic day in Air Commando history, ACA would like to acknowledge the legacy of those who came before us and pledge our support to those who will follow in our footsteps. Our Special Operations history is full and rich and our future is assured because of the solid foundation Air…
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Lt Col Charles S. Kuczaj 1935 – 2020

We would like to celebrate the life of Lt. Colonel Charles S. Kuczaj, USAF, 84, of Golden, CO, who passed away peacefully in Delaware, OH, on April 8, 2020. Charles was born on October 28, 1935 in Union City, Pennsylvania to Stanley and Katherine Rapacz Kuczaj and was the youngest of 12 children. He graduated…
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Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere (and COVID-19)

On behalf of our Board of Directors, we hope you, your families, teammates, and friends are well. Our country finds itself at an extraordinary moment in history.  While our military leads the fight against enemies overseas, our civilian first responders, medical teams, researchers, and support staffs are leading the campaign against COVID-19 here at home. …
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ACF Continues to Support

The ACA and our Air Commando Foundation exist to serve Air Commandos. Our commitment remains “we have your back,” when Air Commandos or family members face urgent needs that cannot be met through routine channels, whether active duty, Air National Guard, or AF Reserve, our Air Commando Foundation was established to deliver trusted assistance during times of personal uncertainty.…
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In Memory of Our Fellow Air Commandos: Apr 2020

We are very sadden by the loss of our great comrades and friends, may they rest in peace. If the ACA is notified of the passing of one of our members we will do our best to include their obituary. Bill Allen Thomas J. Beck Doug Blair Walter Boyne Terence Casteel James Habas Arthur Halliday…
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Douglas S. Blair 1932 – 2020

Douglas “Doug” S. Blair, 87 of Niceville, FL passed away peacefully in his sleep and went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 14, 2020. He was born in Carbondale, PA on November 22, 1932 during the depression era. Doug proudly served 29 years in the United States Air Force which included the…
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William A Studer 1939-2019

Retired USAF Major General William Allen Studer died of pulmonary fibrosis on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at his home in Tampa, FL. He was 79. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Donna Bray Miskowski Studer; son, Scott (Elizabeth) Studer; daughter, Shannon Studer (Marty) Martinez; two sisters, Sharon Studer (Bruce) Jewell, and…
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ACA Welcomes New Members Apr 2020

We are pleased to announce the newest members of the Air Commando Association. Without the continued support of our current and new members, the ACA would not be able to fulfill our mission: Supporting Air Commandos! Dale Airey, Niceville FL Michael Atkinson, Crestview FL William Benner III, Newport PA Thomas Beres, Sterling VA William Birt…
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