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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

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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 1975 Induction
(Inducted to represent the 1942-1949 period)

Major (later Brigadier General) O. Glenn Goodhand was prominent in expanding the World War II role of Army Aviation in the 40's. Accumulating over 500 hours of combat flying hours, Goodhand improvised unique and effective aerial tactics in each of the three European combat areas.

At Cassino, he developed night observation techniques for the adjustment of artillery over enemy territory beyond the daytime observation range. On his own initiative he conducted experimental pioneer work in flying with L-4 Cub planes, devised feasible methods of adjusting long range artillery fire at night, and personally flew night missions, often deep behind enemy lines.

At Anzio, Captain Goodhand developed a system for Corps Artillery aircraft which assured continuous target coverage, engagement by the most appropriate artillery, and early pilot warnings of hostile fighter aircraft, the latter action greatly enhancing artillery effectiveness and pilot safety.

In Southern France, Major Goodhand organized a V Corps unit of L-5 aircraft for observation ahead of advancing ground elements. This unit developed and employed original techniques for the direction of P-47 fighter-bombers on targets beyond artillery range. His organization and operation of L-5 aircraft for reconnaissance and fighter-bomber direction was of outstanding benefit to V Corps, and was unique for liaison planes at that time.

After WWII, Major Goodhand implemented a National Guard Bureau program conceived by others which re-rated Navy and Air Force pilots as Army Liaison Pilots for Army National Guard vacancies. This program later served as a primary source of Army Aviators for the Korean War.