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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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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 2010 Induction - Fort Worth, TX

CW5 David F. Cooper distinguished himself through conspicuous gallantry in action while serving as an AH-6 Flight Lead pilot, operating against an enemy force northeast of Taji Iraq on 27 November 2006.

 

His aggressive actions, complete disregard for his personal safety, and extreme courage under fire resulted in him single-handedly repelling the enemy attack.

 

This enemy was more mobile than the ground force, had significantly larger weapon systems, and greatly out-numbered them.

 

After landing to assist his wingman who had crashed after sustaining significant damage to his tail rotor from hostile fire, CW5 Cooper and his co-pilot moved to their aircraft under direct enemy fire and took off in order to better assess the situation and provide much-needed suppression on the enemy forces.

 

With complete disregard for his safety and in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, CW5 Cooper flew his lone aircraft directly at the enemy and began to engage them.

He continued to make multiple passes at the enemy, initially destroying multiple gun trucks and killing at least ten enemy personnel.

 

Though well aware that his chances of getting shot down were very high, he refueled and rearmed using stores from his downed wingman’s aircraft and continued to fly multiple gun runs straight into the heavy machine gun fire placing devastating fires upon the enemy.

 

If not for CW5 Cooper’s actions, the ground force would have become decisively engaged and would certainly have taken heavy casualties.

 

For his actions he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and is the only currently serving aviator to have received this award.