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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

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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 1974 Induction
(Inducted to represent the 1960-1969 period)

Lieutenant General Harry W.O. Kinnard, a seasoned authority in airborne operations before he became involved with Army Aviation, was rated an Army Aviator in 1962 and applied his experience to the testing of airmobility concepts. Under his command and leadership, the 11th Air Assault Division was formed in 1963, and established the superiority of airmobility in maneuvers against the 82nd Airborne Division. Subsequently, he formed the Army's first Airmobile division, the 1st Cavalry Division [Airmobile], primarily from assets of his test division.

From this organization, which provided the Army's first large scale airmobility capabilities, came the aviation techniques, tactics, and SOP's which have been adopted throughout the U.S. Army. He deployed this newly-formed division to Vietnam where it was immediately committed to combat and continued to confirm its intrinsic value on a daily basis.

Employing highly innovative techniques and ideas which emphasized the use of rocket artillery, rappelling from helicopters, night vision equipment, and the refuel-rearm point system, the division demonstrated the value of the combined arms-helicopter team in several significant and victorious campaigns. Later, as Commander of the U.S. Army Combat Developments Command, LTG Kinnard extended airmobility doctrine and contributed materially to the refinement of air assault operations before retiring in 1969.