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AAAA Provides Networking Opportunities

  • 2016 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit - 4/28-30
    * Networking Exhibit Center - Over 300 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
   - Press Release 2015 CY National Awards
♦ 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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At the 2016 Summit…
♦ Join thousands in the General Sessions to hear Leadership messages
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AAAA Supports the U.S. Army Aviation Soldier and Family

Army Aviation Hall of Fame 1976 Induction
(Inducted to represent the 1942-1949 period)

Major (later Colonel) Delbert L. Bristol served as an Army Liaison Pilot in the early test that established organic air observation in 1942. After serving briefly on the faculty of the Department of Air Training, Lieutenant Bristol left the continental U.S. with the first group of pilots and aircraft mechanics deployed overseas in October, 1942.

After his arrival in England, and during late 1942 while in North Africa, he was the driving force in the organization of a combat zone school that trained additional pilots and aircraft mechanics to meet the Artillery's combat aviation needs until replacements from Fort Sill became available in sufficient numbers.

While serving as the Artillery Air Officer for II Corps during the Tunisian and Sicilian campaigns, Major Bristol directed and coordinated the employment of the Air Observation Posts [Pilot and Field Artillery Observer teams in radio-equipped Piper L-4 Cubs] that later was acclaimed as one of the great innovations of World War II. Calling on his experience as First Army Artillery Air Officer in Northern Europe in 1944-45, he contributed in great measure to the success of the Air OP's in combat.

In 1948-1949, while a Major on the Army General Staff in Washington, D.C., his negotiations in the Army Staff and with the Air Force, sometimes against heavy odds, assured the foundation of the Army's organic aviation following the unification of the services.