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2024 Summit an Outstanding Success!


To all our members, it is so great to be back to the business of executing AAAA presidential duties after addressing a pesky medical issue for the past few months. So much so, that I had the honor and privilege of attending a day (May 30) of the ARSOAC and 160th SOAR activities at Fort Campbell, KY, which included a special and impactful Memorial Service where they honor their fallen. Many thanks to BG Wilkenson and COL Waleski for having me be among their amazing community of Night Stalkers… and for the opportunity to induct Mr. Steve Blasey into the...

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Soaring at the Summit in Denver


Welcome everyone to the 2024 AAAA Annual Mission Solution Summit! Our Branch Chief, MG Mac McCurry, and the entire Army Aviation Leadership will be bringing you all up to date on everything from training and operations, to acquisition and sustainment, special operations, Reserve and National Guard priorities and so much more all under the theme “Transforming Aviation Warfighting – Strengthening Our Sacred Trust.” It is with great regret that I’ve had to ‘take a knee’ due to a medical condition, and as a result am unable to attend and participate in what I know will be an incredible Mission Solutions...

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On Final to the Annual Summit


It is hard to believe that another month has flown by. As you read this, we will have convened a meeting with the National Executive Group and our committee chairs to review several areas, importantly our efforts at developing an organizational strategic plan, and to set expectations for the upcoming National Executive Board meeting in April at the Summit. More to follow, but please check the AAAA website to make sure you know who the committee chairs are and get your issues to them; they are your conduit to each mission area from membership to awards, and Hall of Fame...

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Army Aviation Senior Leaders Forum


Your AAAA leadership has just returned from the Aviation Senior Leaders’ Forum at Fort Novosel, AL, held January 22-25, 2024. What an extraordinary forum hosted by our Branch Chief, MG Mac McCurry, and his Branch Team, with the theme of “Transforming Aviation Warfighting – Strengthening the Sacred Trust.” From the opening “Gathering of Leaders” reception at the Army Aviation Museum, to the classified and unclassified briefings covering the status of Army Aviation and our Army, to the Aviation Awards Dinner that recognized both AAAA Functional Awards winners and the LTG Ellis D. Parker Aviation Unit Award winners, it was simply...

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Roaring Into the New Year!


The Annual Summit in Denver will be barely 90 days away by the time you read this. Incredible! We hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s holiday; really looking forward to the year ahead and the great work that your Association will do in support of our Aviation family. Bill Harris and I had the privilege of travelling to Lubbock, Texas after Thanksgiving to join the leadership of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Legacy Committee to see how our Association might best support them in the future, as it plans its inevitable ‘sunset.’ Art Jacobs and...

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July 2024

Aviation Survivability


Deadline: 06/13/2024
  • Aviation Survivability
  • Simulation & Training
  • Experimental Demonstration Gateway Event (EDGE)
  • AAAA Scholarship Foundation Winners

August/September 2024

Blue Book Directory


Deadline: 08/15/2024

October 2024

Aviation Leadership Briefs


Deadline: 09/13/2024
  • State of the Enterprise Aviation Leadership Briefs 6 Months After the Summit
  • 2 Opportunities for the Price of 1 Ad
  • Aviation Sustainment & Acquisition
  • Aviation Support
  • Aviation Soldier Support

November 2024

Army Depot Update


Deadline: 10/13/2024
  • Corpus Christi Army Depot Update
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Fixed Wing Update
  • Air Traffic Services
  • Project Convergence

December 2024

Industry Partners Directory


Deadline: 11/14/2024
  • Industry Partners Directory
  • Acquisition Process
  • Research & Development/Science & Technology

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Army Aviation

Looking Back


Looking Back: A monthly look into the history of Army Aviation based not only on the evolution of Army Aviation itself, but events in military history that certainly influenced the evolution of the Aviation Branch of the United States Army.

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Operation: OVERLORD


Looking Back, June 2024 By Mark Albertson 80 Years Ago: Operation: OVERLORD “D-Day has come. Early this morning the Allies began the assault on the northwestern face of Hitler’s European fortress. The first official news came just after half-past nine, when Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force issued Communique Number One. This said: Under the command of General Eisenhower, Allied naval forces, supported by strong air forces, began landing Allied armies this morning on the northern coast of France. This is the BBC Home Service—and here is a special bulletin read by John Snagge.”[1] * * * * *...

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“Jackie”


Looking Back, May 2024 By Mark Albertson “Jackie” Her date of birth seems to be an open question, ranging anywhere from 1906 to 1911[1]  Date of death is fixed, though, as of August 10, 1980.  So is the place of origin, a small mill town in Florida, Muscogee.  And so was the name she was born with, Bessie Lee Pittman. The Pittman family was mired in poverty.  Mr. Pittman, a journeyman worker, moved his family of seven from town to town throughout Florida and Georgia. However Bessie, by the time she was eight, was working in a cotton mill, “where...

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