Established in 2004 as a joint venture between the AAAA and the U.S. Army Aviation Center (USAAVNC), the Order of Our Lady of Loreto recognizes individuals who are worthy of special recognition for outstanding support to the Army Aviation Family and Army Aviation Community.
According to tradition, the home in which the Virgin Mary was born was miraculously moved by angels in 1295 from its original site in Nazareth to its present site in Loreto, Italy. Since 1920 Our Lady of Loreto has been recognized as the patron saint of aviators. This award celebrates the sacrifice, support, security, and caring provided by those at home and in the larger Army Aviation Community that make it possible for Army Aviation soldiers to accomplish their missions despite changes in circumstances, location, and separation from loved ones.
- View Award Recipients [PDF]
- Learn more about the award [Adobe Doc]
- Download the nomination form [Word Doc]
- Download the Chapter Request Form [Word Doc]
- Request award announcement in Army Aviation Magazine - [PDF] (Note: All requests for magazine publication (with photo) of an Our Lady of Loreto award presentation must use this form.)
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