Seafood Tapas & Wine Pairing Gala to Benefit Wounded Warriors Support Program

Niceville, Fla. (April 2, 2012) — The Air Commando Association is hosting the 1st Annual Taste of North Bay Alaska Seafood Tapas & Wine Pairing to be held at North Light Yacht Club in Niceville, Florida, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The stylish fundraiser will feature culinary techniques of several North Bay chefs. Attendees will enjoy the exquisitely prepared dishes with vintage wines and beers while helping to support Air Commando Association Wounded Warrior Support Program.

The Air Commando Association was founded in 1967 by retired Air Force Brig Gen Harry C. “Heinie” Aderholt to support active and retired military Special Operations Forces and their families. The Wounded Warriors Support Program provides financial assistance to special operators and family members when tragedy strikes. According to Major General (ret) Richard Secord, the President of the Air Commando Association, “Fundraising efforts such as the Taste of the North Bay event are critical to providing the funds needed to maintain the mission of the organization and provide support to our Special Operations warriors who have sustained injury during combat.”

Tickets for the Taste of the North Bay Seafood Tapas & Wine Pairing event are $50 in advance and $75 after April 12, 2012. Advance sale of commemorative cookbooks featuring the chefs’ presentation that evening along with several of their signature dishes are $45 each. Tickets and cookbooks can be purchased online at or by contacting Jeanette Moore at 850-581-0099.

The ACA mission is to support Air Force Special Operations warriors and their families, and to support the Special Operations community through critically needed support in the form of grants, scholarships and outreach.

One of ACA’s primary missions is to support today’s Air Commandos as they enter their 11th straight year of combat. In the unfortunate circumstances when tragedy strikes our Air Commando force, ACA is there to provide financial assistance to ensure family members are allowed the opportunity to attend memorials to honor fallen loved ones or visit wounded family members during extended hospital stays.

Association membership includes active duty, reserve, retired, and separated military personnel, both officer and enlisted, as well as civilian and industrial supporters who are and/or were assigned to, attached to, or served with or supported, any Air Commando/Special Operations Unit.

For more information about the Air Commando Association and its support, humanitarian and scholarship programs, please visit P.O. Box 7, Mary Esther, Florida, 32569, 850-581-0099.