Category Archives: Members-Only Blog

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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CMSgt Alfred S. Gummerson

March 12, 1930 - November 2, 2020 CMSgt Alfred S. Gummerson, USAF, Retired, 90, widower of Miriam K. Gummerson, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 2, 2020, at the home of his daughter. Born March 12, 1930, in Newton, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Stanley Gummerson and the late Margaret Begraft.…
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Commando Cash is Back!

Each year we give away a total of $6,000 to 5 happy winners!  1st Prize $3,000 • 2nd Prize $1,500 • 3rd Prize $750 4th Prize $500 • 5th Prize $250 Get Tickets Here!   The ACA had to make some tough decisions in 2020, such as temporarily closing the office and canceling our annual convention…
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Lockheed Martin Supports

On October 27th, long time supporter and  Air Commando Col (Ret) John Glaze, of Lockheed Martin SOF GLSS division (shown on right), presents a check to ACA President Wayne Norrad in the amount of $2,000.  
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2020 Election Results are In

The votes are all counted and I’m happy to announce that CMSgt (Ret) Tom Baker is now on the ACA Board of Directors. He replaces CMSgt Mickey Wright who served three terms for nine consecutive years. Thanks for your service, Mickey. Congratulations to Dennis Barnett and Bill Turner who ran uncontested for President and Vice…
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2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Air Commandos and ACA Members, Please join the Air Force Special Operations family in congratulating this year’s Air Commando Hall of Fame Inductees.  The Class of 2020 is comprised of the following special operations legends: Col Dennis Barnett, USAF Retired Lt Col Bernie Frakes, USAF Retired Maj Gen Richard Haddad, USAF Retired Maj Gen Mike…
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ACA Postpones 2020 Annual Convention

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic especially with recent increases in cases, the Executive Committee convened and sent a recommendation to the Board of Directors (BoD) to postpone the October 2020 Annual Reunion/Convention/Symposium. The BoD unanimously approved the recommendation. It saddens us that in 2020 we were not able to celebrate AFSOC’s 30th Anniversary or pay…
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A-1 SKYRAIDER

[smartslider3 slider="18"] Commando Jim Galluzzi desired to donate these photos to the ACA. Jim's wife, Irene has provided these for the ACA archives and museum as ACA deems their disposition. Jim Galluzzi went West on 17 September 2019. -- George Matthews, ACA Lifemember #372 1970 era Fact Sheet from McDonnell Douglas The Skyraider is one…
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Col James Kyle 1932-2020

James H. Kyle "Jim" Colonel, USAF (Ret) passed away peacefully on May 4, 2020 in Honolulu, HI. Professionally, Jim (also known as "Kimo" among his buddies) will be remembered for his leadership and ingenuity in the development and tactics incorporating infrared lighting and night vision devices in support of Special Operations Forces. He was awarded…
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Nominate an Air Commando

Nominations for the Air Commando Hall of Fame Class of 2020 are due NLT 31 Jul! Air Commandos, you served with teammates who made a significant impact to the mission and people of Air Force special operations across all eras. You may be one of a very few who know of their contributions. Submit a…
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