From the President's Cockpit
Providing a VOICE for Aviation Soldiers and Families
Army Aviation is in the cross-hairs of budgeteers and those who believe a smaller Army is better; those who believe airpower and seapower can provide strategic leverage and dominate future conflicts at the expense of ground forces. Now, more than ever, it is vitally important for our constituency to have a Voice that can be heard by key decision-makers at all levels of government.
The AAAA will not advocate on behalf of one component over the other, but rather, strongly advocate on behalf of Army Aviation as the most sought after maneuver force by ground force commanders. It will be those issues that are in the best interests of Aviation Soldiers and their families that the AAAA can provide a Voice for each of you; Active, National Guard, Reserve, DA Civilian, Industry, and Retirees. Several tools are at our disposal.
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Proffer Application Announced!
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