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ASSOCIATION OF AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN

The Aviation Ordnanceman rating was established at all four petty officer grades of Chief, First, Second and Third Class on March 2, 1926 as a rating within the Aviation Branch. The Aviation Ordnanceman rating was filled initially from qualified personnel serving primarily with the ratings of Gunner's Mate and Torpedoman (assigned to aviation). The Aviation Ordnanceman specialty mark, a winged flaming spherical shell, was incorporated into Uniform Regulations in January 1927.

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BY-LAWS

GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR CHAPTER OR MAKE ONE HAPPEN IN YOUR AREA.

*All Chapter officers must be members of the Association. 

*Chapters must hold meetings at least bi-monthly. 

*Chapters must submit meeting minutes, financial reports, and all other information as required by the Association. 

*The Chapter will, at The Association's general business meeting, report its goals, functions, and progress to the general membership.  If no Chapter member can attend The Association's annual general meeting, they shall submit a written report to The Association Secretary, to be read by him at the general business meeting.

*Chapters shall submit items of interest to the Redshirt. (Goal is to submit an article for each edition so all members know about the good things going on in each chapter)

If you ever need any information, clarification, or anything else, we are here to help.

https://www.redshirtnation.com/aao-national-board-members

2024 AOMLC & CONVENTION PLANNING MEETINGS

11 – 14 January 2024
AQUARIUS RESORTLaughlin, NV

Must call to make reservation
800-662-5825 Ask for Code: GR AAO24

Sun-Thu @ $45.00 Fri & Sat @ $75.00
*** (Cut-Off date is 29 Dec 23 /Plus Resort Fees and taxes rates are good for 3 days prior to 3 days after)
Join us in the majestic suite for:

AOMLC Meetings on Friday, 12 January at 1300 (?)
Convention Meeting is Saturday, 13 January at 1000
The meetings are held to finalize details & plans for the 2024 Events.
Of course we will be socializing as well; Everyone is welcome! to join us!

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JOHN W. FINN AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN
OF THE YEAR 
2023 
AO1 (AW/SW)JUSTIN D. WEIDE, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN75)

Committee Chair: Tim Zimmer

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2023 HOF Inductee

CAPT William Bindel (RET)

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2023 AAO HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS
 

2023 HOF Inductee

CDR Dion Edon (RET)

2023 HOF Inductee

CWO4 Robert Walecki (RET)

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2023 HOF Inductee

AOCM McQueen- Gipson (RET)

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2023 HOF Inductee

MS Mary Ellen Bailey

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Committee Chair: Jeff Sassone

ROBERT L. CROW EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Committee Chair: Rick Garza

Example Package and History

ROBERT L. CROW
EDUCATIONAL
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION

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If you would like your donation to the scholarship fund to be under a different name please click the contact button to contact the AAO treasurer.

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ABOUT OUR HISTORY

Association of Aviation Ordnancemen knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.

Please submit chapter minutes, updates from the fleet, and any other contributions you may have (pictures) to redshirteditor@gmail.com

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The President of the United States in the name of the Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to

FINN, JOHN WILLIAM

Lieutenant, USN.

for service set forth in the following Citation:

"For extraordinary heroism, distinguished service, and devotion above and beyond the call of duty. During the first attack by Japanese airplanes on the Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, on 7 December 1941, Lieutenant Finn promptly secured and manned a 50-caliber machine gun mounted on an instruction stand in a completely exposed section of the parking ramp, which was under heavy enemy machine-gun strafing fire. Although painfully wounded many times, he continued to man this gun and return the enemy's fire vigorously and with telling effect throughout the enemy strafing and bombing attacks and with complete disregard for his own personal safety. It was only by specific orders that he was persuaded to leave his post to seek medical attention. Following first-aid treatment, although obviously suffering much pain and moving with great difficulty, he returned to the squadron area and actively supervised the rearming of returning airplanes. His extraordinary heroism and conduct in this action were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
LT John W. Finn was born in July 1909
and passed May 2010

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