Category Archives: Membership

James ‘Jim’ Gary

James 'Jim' Gary, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Creekside Villas in Waynesville, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Peggy, who passed away in 2016. He is survived by his sons, James Russell Gary of Telico Plains, TN and Jeffrey Thomas Gary (wife, Shelda),…
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In Memory of Our Fellow Air Commandos

We are very sadden by the loss of our great comrades and friends, may they rest in peace. David Booher Leonard A. Butler Michael C. Counts Donald Craig Allen Eakle James F. Egbert Sr. Gene Eller Brian S. Forder James 'Jim' Gary Alfred S. Gummerson Harold Hitt Charles Holden George Jennings Joseph Kerr Jerome Klingaman…
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ACA Welcomes New Members Mar 2021

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Lt Col Jerome “Jerry” W. Klingaman

With heavy hearts we report Lt. Col. Jerome “Jerry” W. Klingaman departed on his final sortie during the evening of March 8, 2021. Our condolences, hearts, and prayers are with the Klingaman family. Memorial service plans will be announced at the end of March. Jerry served on active duty for 22 years in the Air…
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Meet the new ACJ Editor-in-Chief

Air Commando Journal Vol 9/Issue 3 Paul Harmon, Colonel, USAF (Ret) Happy New Year from the Air Commando Association and Air Commando Journal staff! 2020 was a challenge, and as you know by now, the annual ACA Convention and many other events were cancelled because of Covid-19. Rest assured, your Air Commando Association is working…
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Farewell Message from ACJ Editor

Dear Members and Readers, Almost 10 years ago, ACA set out on an endeavor that many did not think would succeed; we launched the inaugural edition of the Air Commando Journal. This edition is the 30th....a great milestone. When we started, we had three primary players to give it a go. Rick Newton was our…
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Support System Associates is Hiring

Position: Business Development Company Web Site: www.ssai.org Location:  Hurlburt Fld, FL vicinity Date Available: 12 Feb 2021 Security Clearance Required: Yes Job Description: Identify leads that will likely produce bids to win work. Plan and present SSAI Capabilities and services to existing and new clients. Maintain a good working relationship with existing contacts and create…
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Col James D. Shaffer

James Dennis “Shaff” Shaffer, 61, died January 31, 2021 at his home in Shalimar, Florida, with his wife and daughter by his side. Jim was born November 30, 1959, to James Shaffer and Sue Henthorn in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Jim graduated from Oak Glen High School in 1977 and from the United States Air Force Academy…
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Vertex Solutions Seeking Senior Accounting Manager

ACA Corporate Partner, Vertex Solutions, is looking to fill a Senior Accounting Manager position available in Niceville, FL Company Overview: Vertex Solutions is seeking a Senior Accounting Manager for our Federal Government contracting business located in our Niceville, FL office.  Vertex provides a strong support system to optimize your opportunity and grow your career, with…
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