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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 2001 Induction

MG Richard E. Stephenson has made major contributions to the Army and Army aviation for more than 40 years as a combat aviator, logistician and retiree. Many of his innovations have had dramatic impact on Army aviation.

With his background in the research, development, test and engineering process and knowledge of the Army planning, programming and budgeting systems, he and the branch chief of Aviation developed the first Army aviation Modernization Plan. This comprehensive effort led to organizational design improvements and improved working relationships among the many agencies involved in Army aviation. It also led to a 10 year plan of $45 billion, establishing clear priorities and resources for the Big Five aviation systems - Apache, Black Hawk, Chinook, Kiowa Warrior and Comanche. The success of this effort led to each Army branch being required to develop a modernization plan.

Again, while commanding the Aviation Systems Command, he reinvigorated the Army Aviation Safety Program with the branch chief, the Safety Center commander and the Department of Army staff .This led to less than two major aircraft accidents per 100,000 flight hours C the best aviation safety record in the Department of Defense.

Stephenson's outstanding contributions to Army aviation and aviation logistics had a very positive impact in the overwhelming success of Army Aviation in one of its finest hours - Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

During both active service and retirement he has been a leader in Quad A as chapter president twice, chairman of the Awards Board, president of the Scholarship Foundation, secretary, treasurer, senior vice president and president of the National Executive Board, and as a prodigious fund raiser for the Scholarship Foundation.