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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
    * Visit the AAAA Community Booth!
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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


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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Army Aviation Congressional Caucus; The Military Coalition ; Senior Associates;
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Supporting the soldier and family

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

Army Aviation Hall of Fame 2011 Induction - Nashville, TN

Command Sergeant Major Buford Thomas’ over 30 years of service was exemplified by professional competence, tenacity of purpose, and intellectual foresight. His focused approach to mission accomplishment centered on ensuring the enlisted ranks of Army Special Operations Aviation, comprised of 43 different military occupational specialties, were manned and trained to enable the Nation’s fastest deployable aviation task force to meet its no-notice contingency requirements.

While serving as a battalion and Regiment command sergeant major with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) his training of the battle staff NCOs and subordinate leaders allowed the unit to operate from four separate locations around the world in support of the CENTCOM Commander’s requirements during Operation Enduring Freedom.

He displayed the highest standards of performance, achievement and devotion to duty while setting the course for aviation as part of the Army’s transformation initiative.

Command Sergeant Major Thomas flawlessly led the Aviation Center and Fort Rucker in transforming the aviation Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer training, Unmanned Aerial Systems transition, restructuring the Army’s combat aviation brigades, and spearheading numerous military pay and training initiatives for Soldiers.

He always focused on the warfighter and mission accomplishment and has used his wealth of experience in forming a first-class team to propel the Aviation Branch to new standards of excellence.

A true expert in both conventional Army Aviation and Special Operations Aviation missions, he has numerous deployments as a senior NCO all over the globe.

Throughout his 30 plus year career, he trained, led and mentored countless Soldiers across Army Aviation’s ranks. His outstanding contributions will clearly have lasting effects for many, many years to come.