Category Archives: Membership

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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James D. ‘Kit’ Carson Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

February 3, 1932 – April 27, 2021 Born in New Dover, Ohio to Esther and Don Carson. Graduated High School in Bellefontaine, OH and The Ohio State University. He was an Eagle Scout and a Shriner. He was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and while there operated a photography studio. In…
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Unit Deployment Manager (Logistician)

Hoplite Group is currently seeking a Unit Deployment Manager (Logistician), in support of a customer at Duke Field, Florida Click here to apply online at the Hoplite Group's website Salary: $36-38K Annual (DOE) Responsibilities Duties will include, but are not limited to:  Ensure unit personnel are trained and ready to deploy. Assist in providing a…
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James ‘Jim’ Gary

James 'Jim' Gary, 87, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Creekside Villas in Waynesville, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Peggy, who passed away in 2016. He is survived by his sons, James Russell Gary of Telico Plains, TN and Jeffrey Thomas Gary (wife, Shelda),…
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In Memory of Our Fellow Air Commandos

We are very sadden by the loss of our great comrades and friends, may they rest in peace. David Booher Leonard A. Butler Michael C. Counts Donald Craig Allen Eakle James F. Egbert Sr. Gene Eller Brian S. Forder James 'Jim' Gary Alfred S. Gummerson Harold Hitt Charles Holden George Jennings Joseph Kerr Jerome Klingaman…
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ACA Welcomes New Members Mar 2021

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