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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


AAAA is Your Voice

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 1977 Induction

Command Sergeant Major Lawrence E. Kennedy served as sergeant major of several developmental aviation units. In those and other positions, he was able to be a champion of the Army's enlisted aviation people. In 1963-64, he was stationed at Fort Benning, GA, when the 11th Air Assault Division (later the 1st Air Cavalry Division) was formed, and he was sergeant major of the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry of the 11th Air Assault Division. CSM Kennedy went from there to Vietnam with the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division.

When the 1st Aviation Brigade was organized in Vietnam, CSM Kennedy was assigned to it as brigade command sergeant major. He returned to the states and Fort Benning in 1966 and was command sergeant major of the Infantry School. On that assignment, and his next one in Germany as CSM of the 3rd Infantry Division, many of the soldiers Kennedy was responsible for were engaged in airmobility programs.

He went back to Vietnam in 1969 for a year as CSM of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). His next assignment involving aviation projects was at Fort Hood, TX, where he served as CSM of the III Corps. When he returned in 1975, Kennedy was CSM of the Fifth Army with headquarters at Fort Sheridan. In that position, many reserve aviation units were under his supervision.

The value of CSM Kennedy's service to the Army and particularly to Army Aviation is measured by the four Legions of Merit and the 34 Air Medals he wears. Command Sergeant Major Kennedy retired from active duty at Fort Sam Houston, TX, June 1975.