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.

Note: You may complete the MS Word forms and submit to AAAA using email. The AAAA National Office's email address is: You may also submit the forms by downloading them, filling in the information required and forwarding to AAAA through the mail or by fax to 203-268-5870. Forms may also be obtained by writing to AAAA HQ at:

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