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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


AAAA is Your Voice

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 1983 Induction

In 1941, Second Lieutenant (later Major, USAR) Marion J. Fortner volunteered to participate in the field tests of the light aircraft for use with the field artillery as an Air Observation Post. The findings of that group led to the approval of organic air sections in all artillery battalions.

"Jake" Fortner was trained in the L-4 Piper Cub in the famous "Class before Class One". He later assisted in establishing the initial maintenance programs for pilots and mechanics and left active duty as a Major in 1945.

In 1955, he returned to Army Aviation as a civilian aeronautical engineer and advisor to the U.S. Army Aviation Test Board at Ft. Rucker, AL, where he served with distinction until his accidental death in 1970. "Jake" played an extremely prominent role at the Test Board, serving as a reservoir of knowledge and experience through the whole spectrum of aircraft and accessories acquired or tested by the Army.

Throughout his aviation career, he was highly regarded and respected for his administrative and technical effectiveness but he will also be remembered for the warm personality and inherent charm which he consistently brought to the workplace.

His contribution to mutual understanding and cooperation between the Board and the decision makers in industry and the Army Staff were unique.