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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 2004 Induction

COL Harry Townsend (Ret.) – a veteran of three wars, a master Army aviator with more than 8,000 hours (of which more than 1,700 are combat) and a master parachutist – began his military service with the Citizens Military Training Corps. During World War II he was commissioned a second lieutenant and served in Europe.

In 1947 he applied for flight training. When there was no response he and 19 other black parachutists bought an Aeronca Chief and formed a flying club in Fayetteville, N.C. His outstanding service with the 555th Parachute Infantry was rewarded with a Regular Army commission. Townsend completed fixed-wing and helicopter training in 1950, and went on to fly hundreds of combat missions in Korea in H-13 and liaison fixed-wing aircraft.

Following seven years of important staff and command assignments, Townsend took command of the 268th Combat Aviation Brigade in Vietnam. He led the unit's largest air assault, inserting all combat elements of the 173rd Airborne Bde. and a battery of 155mm howitzers.

Townsend's last years of military service were in the offices of the Army's Inspector General, the Secretary of Army and the Secretary of Defense. After retirement he served for seventeen years on AAAA's National Executive Board, ten as trustee and treasurer of the Scholarship Foundation, and as international judge in national and international helicopter championships.