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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
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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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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!
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AAAA Supports the U.S. Army Aviation Soldier and Family

Army Aviation Hall of Fame 1989 Induction

During his 32 years of service Colonel Crozier served continuously in aviation and infantry units from company through brigade levels. He commanded the 76-aircraft 101st Aviation Company, that utilized the Army's first UH-1As for field testing, a unit that was later reorganized into the Army's first aviation battalion.

His Company was the first to demonstrate troop-rappelling from the UH-1A, to use multiple refueling points, and to use camouflage-painted UH-1As. The 101st Aviation Battalion (Prov) became the model for future battalions in SOPs, ATTs, etc.

As a LTC(P), Crozier was selected to command and reorganize the division's aviation assets along with the USARV assets into the 160th Aviation Group (later the 101st Aviation Group), while maintaining its combat commitments to include the five-division assault into the Ashau Valley. This one-year task took six months and included a successful Command Maintenance Management Inspection. During this period the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) was selected as AAAA's "Aviation Unit of the Year."

He then became Chief of the 16,000-member Aviation Warrant Officer Branch, his many innovative approaches improving many aspects of AWO management. Later, he served as President of the Army portion of the DoD Close Air Support Study, which prevented the Army's attack helicopters from being placed under USAF command and control.

The first Aviator to serve as Chief of Staff of the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), he was responsible for all facets of training and the 101st's deployment to Europe for REFORGER 1976. Crozier still serves the 101st as the first "Honorary Colonel of the 101st Aviation Regiment.