Category Archives: Members-Only Blog

LtGen Slife Reflecting On Conflict in Afghanistan

If you've been part of AFSOC in the last 20 years, Afghanistan is almost certainly part of you. I spent the middle third of my career in and out of there between 2002 and 2011, with all the attendant highs and lows. From the very beginning to the very present, I have been responsible for…
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New Members Aug 2021

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! Thomas BanerAlvin BedgoodRobert BinghamJoshua BowmanDennis BradshawBrian BrindleAlvee CarliniLarry CarverJessica CassibbaJacob CrihfieldDaniel DoranAnthony FrankeBenson Gates IIIRichard GearingTimothy GiddensSamantha GomezRobert Graham…
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2021 ACA Convention Registration is Open

We are very happy to announce registration for the 2021 ACA Convention is open. We have added a 5k Fun Run this year at AJ's Oyster Shanty on Okaloosa Island. The highly successful Golf Tourney is scheduled for Thursday at 12:30 pm at the Rocky Bayou Country Club. Our Heritage Seminar and other popular events…
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Remembering Joyce Harrington

Update: Joyce Harrington's memorial service has been scheduled for August 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Davis Watkins Funeral Home in Ft Walton Bch, FL https://www.daviswatkins.com/ Ms. Joyce Harrington was truly one of the most dedicated volunteers of the Air Commando Association. With over 12 years logged as the Commando Store Manager, volunteering at countless…
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Air Park/Air Commando Heritage Event

 ACA members from the local Fort Walton Beach area gathered on a beautiful June morning to informally speak to groups of AFSOC aircrew students about their experiences flying on AFSOC platforms & what it means to be an Air Commando. This was a squadron-level heritage event geared towards developing AFSOC aircrew students and the theme…
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Groundbreaking AFSOC pilot retires

U.S. Air Force Col. Shelley Woodworth, formerly Col. Rodriguez, retired after almost 29 years of dedicated service to the United States Air Force and Air Force Special Operations Command on Nov. 23, 2020. Woodworth was the first female pilot in AFSOC, flying the MC-130P/J Combat Shadow, and went on to a distinguished career as a command pilot with over 3,500 flying hours, serving in Operations PROVIDE COMFORT, EAGLE GUARD, NORTHERN…
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MH-53M wash day!

A dedicated group from the Pave Low community showed up at the Armament Museum located in Shalimar, FL on a beautiful spring day in May to wash the MH-53M. It was one hour of washing followed by 1 hour of war stories. Chester Fleming was the ringleader and attracted the likes of Steve Connelly, Dave…
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ACA at 58 SOW Professional Organization Day

The 58th SOW hosted a professional organization day. As part of building leaders and professionals grounded in their community’s culture the 58th took the opportunity to expose their team to professional and helping organizations. For this first iteration the Wing had the Air Commando Association, Air Force Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of…
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ACA Welcomes New Members Mar 2021

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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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