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20th Anniversary of Sept 11th

On this 20th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, we ask you to join us on Patriot’s Day (National Day of Service and Remembrance) as we honor first responders and the countless others who are serving or have served to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe. On September 11, 2001, almost…
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20th Anniversary of 9/11

On this 20th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, we ask you to join us on Patriot’s Day (National Day of Service and Remembrance) as we honor first responders and the countless others who are serving or have served to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe. On September 11, 2001, almost…
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2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

We are pleased to announce this year's Air Commando Hall of Fame inductees. Please join the Air Force Special Operations family in congratulating this year’s special operations legends: Timothy Hale, Col, USAF Retired James Lackey, SMSgt (posthumous) William Markham, CMSgt USAF Retired William Schroeder Lt Col (posthumous) Daniel Turney, Maj, USAF Retired Class of 2021…
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2021 ACA Banquet Postponed

The ACA Board of Directors have officially announced the postponement and reorganization of the annual convention. Air Commando Association Board of Directors has determined that we will be curtailing our annual convention activities due to the latest surge in COVID-19. This decision includes cancelling our annual Awards Banquet. We will conduct the annual Hall of…
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LtGen Slife Reflecting On Conflict in Afghanistan

If you've been part of AFSOC in the last 20 years, Afghanistan is almost certainly part of you. I spent the middle third of my career in and out of there between 2002 and 2011, with all the attendant highs and lows. From the very beginning to the very present, I have been responsible for…
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Col Robert Howard Karre, USAF (Ret)

Robert “Bob” Karre was born on August 16, 1938 in Horace (Greeley County), Nebraska to Howard Gailard Karre and Gladys Snell Karre and “flew west” from this life on February 13, 2021 at the age of 82 years and 6 months. Bob grew up in north central Nebraska as the first of five children. He…
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Wendell “Mac” McAdams

Wendell Warren (Mac) McAdams passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021 surrounded by his wife of 25 years and children. Mac was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire on May 21, 1943 to Harold and Ida McAdams. He was a resident of New Hampshire until he joined the military. After serving in the Air Force for…
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New Members Aug 2021

We are pleased to announce the newest members of the Air Commando Association. Without the continued support of our current and new members, the ACA would not be able to fulfill our mission: Supporting Air Commandos! Thomas BanerAlvin BedgoodRobert BinghamJoshua BowmanDennis BradshawBrian BrindleAlvee CarliniLarry CarverJessica CassibbaJacob CrihfieldDaniel DoranAnthony FrankeBenson Gates IIIRichard GearingTimothy GiddensSamantha GomezRobert Graham…
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In Memory of Our Fallen Comrades

We are very sadden by the loss of our great comrades and friends, may they rest in peace. Melvin BryantSierra BurgessLucien Byron Jr.Kit Carson noneDon CooperRobert Gentry Richard K ‘Dick’ KnowlesSamuel MesselRichard RingAndrew WardenckiMichael Welch This list reflects members who have passed since the publication of our last membership E-newsletter in May of 2021. If…
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