|Air Force Communicators &
Air Traffic Controllers Association
Who we are
Welcome to the web site of the Air Force Communicators and Air Traffic Controllers Association.
We were formerly called the “AACS Alumni Association” from 1977 until Sept 27, 2008.
We changed our name because the Airways and Air Communications Service (AACS) was elevated to Major Air Command status and redesignated the Air Force Communications Service in 1961. The AACS designation has been gone from communications terminology for more than 50 years.
Our association is comprised of about 2,000 members (Communicators, Data Automation, Information/Cyber, Space Operations, Air Traffic Controllers, Air Field Managers, Maintenance, Engineering and Installation and related support personnel) who have served or are serving in any communications or air traffic control unit. This includes those who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps or hold or held a communications, data automation, information/cyber, air traffic control, maintenance, engineering and installation or related support skill set.
The term Communicators includes ALL operational, maintenance, administrative skills and other skills in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force (including Reserve and Air National Guard) communications, data automation, or air traffic control units.
Many in this association saw air traffic control take a technological leap forward with the introduction of radar in the 1950s. Some saw air and ground radio stations transform from continuous wave Morse Code to radio telephone. Many of the veterans witnessed the advent of the computer. They all helped the military increase the quantity and quality of communications, data automation, and air traffic controls systems to meet the changing needs of modern warfare.
To foster continued awareness of the Air Force communications, data automation, and air traffic control missions previously accomplished by AACS, AFCS, AFCC, AFC4A, AFCA, AFFSA, other past and current major air commands.
To provide a forum for educational and humanitarian services, to renew and make new friendships, and to exchange ideas of common interest concerning people and activities associated with communications and air traffic control.
To fully support the goals and missions of the U.S. Air Force and to honor each year the ATC Enlisted Manager and Communications/Information Professionals of the Year as selected by the Air Force.
To make charitable contributions to worthy veteran organizations or related causes.
To manage our Association to be a viable Association for those airmen/officers/civilians serving today.
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