Category Archives: Members-Only Blog

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

A-1 SKYRAIDER Jim Galluzzi with unknown officer. 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…
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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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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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