Category Archives: Members-Only Blog

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees! Col David H. Sammons, USAF(Ret) Col Ira D. "Donnie" Williams, USAF (Ret) MSgt John A. Smith, USAF (Ret) Lt Col Edward T. Reed, USAF (Ret) SMSgt Maurice Kunkel, USAF (Ret) Deceased
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2019 ACA Convention Registration is Online

This year we celebrate the 50th year of our Air Commando Association. We will highlight the history during our annual Heritage Seminar on Friday morning at the SoundSide Club on Hurlburt Field, so be sure to sign up early. We have scheduled many of our events with plenty of time for you to enjoy the…
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Anytime Flight

If you are a current ACA member and are willing to step up to a new membership level - the ANYTIME FLIGHT - then keep reading! We need your help to ensure the legacy of the Air Commando Association continues long into the future. Much has changed since the Air Commando Association was established. The…
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New Website

Over the last nine years, your Air Commando Association has matured into a truly service oriented organization. Our mantra used to be “Supporting Air Commandos Past, Present and Future”. We have recently made, what may seem to some, as a subtle change to that replacing “Supporting” with “Serving”. However, we feel that service is a…
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President’s Message Mar 2019

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Chuck Irby, TSgt, USAF (Ret) 1939-2018

Chuck Irby died on August 10, 2018 at the age of seventy nine surrounded by his family and life partner Dorothy. Chuck enlisted in the Air Force in 1956. He served his country with distinction for over 21 years as an Air Commando and a founding father of the modern day Special Operations Weather Team.…
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2018 Convention Rescheduled

Over the last eight years, your ACA has strived to make a solid and lasting relationship with AFSOC leadership and active duty Air Commandos. This has served multiple purposes. First, for ACA to survive, we knew we needed to gain new members from the younger airmen that are serving today. While we were moderately successful…
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Why Join The ACA?

This article originally appeared in the Air Commando Journal; Vol 4, Issue 3 ; pg 34-36; 2015 Recently, the Air Commando Journal (ACJ) sat down with Dennis Barnett, Col, USAF (Ret) and president of the Air Commando Association (ACA). In the course of the interview, Col Barnett shared his thoughts on the ACA, membership, and…
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Proud to Also Be Part of the AFSOC Community

My entire flying career had been in the Strategic Air Command (SAC). I was very fortunate to be selected for the SR-71 Blackbird program and fly in the squadron for five years. Then while at Air Command & Staff College the SR-71 program was terminated and MPC decided to assign me to the space community!…
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ACJ Online Hotwash

Do you have something you want to comment on regarding the Air Commando Journal? This is the place, we want to hear from our members and others that read the ACJ. Tell us what you think, what you'd like to see more of, or if we might have overlooked something.
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