The strength of Quad-A is, and has always been, the dedicated and selfless efforts of its volunteers. It starts at local unit and chapter level and builds all the way to our National efforts. Without this kind of unselfish volunteerism, we would never have been able to achieve many of the landmark accomplishments seen in the AAAA since the concept of an organization to support Aviation soldiers and their families was first conceived in 1957.
Recently I had the opportunity and distinct pleasure to visit one of our chapters, where this concept is on full display; the Wright Brothers Chapter in Columbus, Ohio. Comprised principally of active and retired National Guard members, it is a chapter that demonstrates how the power of volunteers with a little energy and enthusiasm can infuse excitement into a chapter in order to demonstrate camaraderie and fellowship with its current and potential membership. They are the embodiment of AAAA’s new brand reflecting the importance of Networking, Recognition, Voice, and Support.
AAAA has sent the official letter to SecArmy proffering almost $400,000 to reimburse the Army for key individuals to travel to the upcoming Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, May 4-6, 2014, at Opryland in Nashville, TN.
The proffer is in the review process and we expect an official announcement soon. There is a by-position list associated with this proffer which covers approximately 160 Enlisted, Warrant Officer, Officer, and DAC Army Aviation Leaders. These leaders represent the entire community: Active, ARNG, USAR, Acquisition, R&D, S&T, Training, Doctrine, Maintenance, and operational forces.
In addition, it is anticipated that Nashville's proximity to Huntsville, AL, and the fact that AAAA is supplying daily busing to/from Fort Campbell, will ensure substantial uniformed presence at this event.
Note: The housing block at Opryland has less than 200 rooms remaining on peak nights. Make sure you make reservations now at www.quad-a.org so you can be in the HQ hotel.
General Chairman 2014 Summit