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his is the first ever professional military journal that is dedicated solely to Air Force Special Operations. This magazine is intended to serve Air Commandos past, present and future. As our newly minted coin says “From WWII till tonight----Air Commandos always there.” This journal will cover that gamut. We will explore heritage and the lessons that can be gleaned from those that have preceded today’s Air Commandos. We will also look at the modern day force structure to include acquisition of new assets, capabilities and missions. In addition, we will highlight our most important asset-- our great people and have a look at a specific unit or specialty every quarter. Our friends from the US Air Force Special Operations School and other AFSOC agencies will provide case studies of various operations, professional development articles targeted at Air Commandos and articles related to ongoing missions.


We will also attempt to have at least one “I was there” personal account of an operation or battle. In addition, we will include an Air Commandos Heroes page to highlight the exploits of our Medal of Honor recipients and other highly decorated individuals. As we continue to expand our horizons we will look to the readers to provide letters to the editor for further enlightenment regarding the various readings we provide. We will suitably entitle that forum “Hot Wash”. We are very excited to delve into this unfamiliar realm and recognize that we will find ways we can improve at every juncture. We look to you, the readers, to help us achieve the best publication possible.


And of course, the Air Commando Association wants to take this opportunity to thank our corporate friends that have chosen this venue to advertise their companies. Without their participation, none of this would be possible. Lastly, but certainly not least, we extend a special thanks to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Norton A. Schwartz, himself a member of the Air Commando Hall of Fame, for taking the time from his incredible schedule to write the foreword to this first edition. Enjoy the inaugural edition of the Air Commando Journal.


Col Dennis Barnett USAF (ret) ACA Vice President and Editor in Chief


www.aircommando.org


Fall 2011 │ AIR COMMANDO JOURNAL │ 5


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