Category Archives: Members-Only Blog

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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Former ACA President honored at Gathering of Eagles

  We are proud to announce the Gathering of Eagles Program at Air Command Staff College is honoring CMSgt (Ret) Wayne Norrad, former ACA President, as a 2021 Eagle for his notable career contributions to aviation and special operations. Chief Norrad is invited to the 40th annual Gathering of Eagles (GOE) event occurring 23-26 May,…
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Special Tactics Airman to be awarded the Air Force Cross

SSgt Alaxey Germanovich Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett will be presenting the Air Force Cross to a Special Tactics Airman during a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. MST at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, Dec.10, 2020. SSgt Alaxey Germanovich, an ST combat controller with the 26th STS, will be awarded the nation’s second…
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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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