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A Gathering of the Aviation Branch Leadership

We have just returned from the Army Aviation Senior Leaders’ Forum at Fort Rucker, AL and I have to say it was a home run on all accounts! From the opening reception on Monday January 23 through the terrific sessions and the Aviation Dinner that featured the Parker Awards and the AAAA Functional Awards for Air Traffic Control, Air/Sea Rescue, etc. it was an enthusiastically attended event that looked to me like it broke all records. The outstanding sessions were packed as you can see in the photo and the dinner filled the main bay of the Museum. The exchange...

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Back on Track

After three long years, AAAA has finally completed a full cycle of events post Covid! Starting with the April 2022 AAAA Annual Summit in Nashville, through a great Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium in Lexington. KY, to the Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Readiness Conference in Huntsville, AL, and ending with the Luther G. Jones Depot Maintenance Forum in Corpus Christi TX, every single one of them set records in attendance. Clearly, our mission statement pillar of “Networking” is back in full force. Every one of the events also featured our “Recognition” pillar in award ceremonies for outstanding Soldiers and units, as...

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Army Aviation and Industry: A Legacy of Partnership in Innovation

By MG Michael C. McCurry II Army Aviation is the best-trained, best-equipped, and best-led Aviation force in the world. To keep it that way, the Army must continue to transform across the DOTMLPF-P. This transformation requires a cohesive team of experts from across the enterprise that includes our industry partners for material development. It is the efforts and close partnership of the Aviation Center of Excellence, Army Futures Command, Program Managers, and Industry that allows us to deliver the best equipment for our Soldiers. Our collaboration with Industry allows the Army to reduce costs for innovation by sharing risk to deliver capabilities...

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Getting Back in the Saddle!

AAAA President’s Cockpit / MG Tim Crosby, U.S. Army Retired: One AAAA national event down with two more to go before the end of the calendar year. By all measures the September 11-13, 2022 Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium in Lexington, KY was a great success. From the over 400 attendees and the outstanding awardees and families, to the terrific industry partner support in the exhibit hall, we were very fortunate indeed to have such a record-breaking event considering we had not held one since 2019! See page xx for more details and photos. All that said, I feel I owe the...

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2022 Summit – The Best Ever!

AAAA President’s Cockpit / MG Tim Crosby, U.S. Army Retired: I hope everyone has recovered from last month’s Summit in Nashville. If you could not make it, you missed our largest and what many are declaring our best AAAA Summit ever. It may have taken us three years to get there, but the 2022 AAAA Annual Summit by all metrics was a huge success. You could just feel the energy throughout the briefings, down on the floor and at the social events. Navigating the last six months leading up to the Summit were high adventure indeed as COVID cases rose and...

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