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Current Network Recognition Voice and Support News

AAAA Provides Networking Opportunities

  • 2016 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit - 4/28-30
    * Networking Exhibit Center - Over 250 Army & Industry Exhibitors on the Floor!
    * Over 9000 Attendees Each Year
    * Warriors To the Workforce Hiring Event taking place for transitioning Army Aviation Soldiers
    * Visit the AAAA Community Booth!
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AAAA Recognizes Excellence

The 2016 Summit will recognize...
♦ 15 Outstanding Army Aviation Individuals and Units
♦ 3 New Members of the Army Aviation Hall of Fame will be Inducted
   * CW5 Edmund W. Hubard, III
   * COL Harvey E. Stewart
   * GEN James D. Thurman

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AAAA is Your Voice

At the 2016 Summit…
♦ Join thousands in the General Sessions to hear Leadership messages
♦ Stop by the AAAA Community Booth and let us know how we can make your membership experience even better!
♦ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter #16SUMMIT and LinkedIN
Army Aviation Congressional Caucus; The Military Coalition ; Senior Associates;
Check out ARMYAVIATIONmagazine.com

Supporting the soldier and family

AAAA Supports the U.S. Army Aviation Soldier and Family

  • At the 2016 Summit...
    Soldier Appreciation Dinner Concert featuring Kellie Pickler - Trace Adkins
    ♦ Soldier Cafe' provides Soldiers and their families with discounted meals and a place for rest, relaxation, and fun!
    ♦ Chapter Sponsored Soldiers will enjoy the Summit experience
    ♦ Spouse Professional Sessions are new this year!
    ♦ 3 cool spouse events are being offered - register now as they are filling up fast!

Army Aviation Hall of Fame 1989 Induction

In 1943 John Geary was already a Master Sergeant in the Army when appointed to attend the Military Academy at West Point. After graduation he took pilot training at San Marcos, Tex., and then graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, Calif, where he achieved the highest academic grade in his class as one of a very few U.S. Army pilots to undergo that training.

After earning his M.S. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Michigan in '56, Geary eventually emerged as one of the Army's most qualified and experienced engineering test pilots, with flight time in 35 different varieties of fixed wing aircraft (many of them experimental) and 20 types of helicopters.

A Master Army Aviator with more than 4,000 hours (including 300 logged in combat in Korea and Vietnam), he pioneered the concept of "lead the fleet" testing while assigned to the U.S. Army's Transportation Test and Support Activity at Ft. Rucker. Under his direction new model helicopters were flown under a demanding, accelerated schedule to discover potential problems in maintenance and logistic support requirements as early as possible.

On one occasion four helicopters of the same type were flown 1,000 hours each in an elapsed time of 82 days, an astonishing accomplishment that under normal circumstances would take six months to achieve the same results.

A CH-47 Chinook Project Manager at one point, his last post before retirement was as Director of Research, Development and Engineering at the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command in St. Louis.

Above all, John Geary was a soldier, giving to the Army and his country 34 years of selfless, dedicated, highly effective service.