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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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JOHN W. FINN AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN

OF THE YEAR 

2021 

AO1 ERIC WINTERS,

USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN69)

Committee Chair: Tim Zimmer

Message, Example package and History

HALL OF FAME

2021 JULY 31, AAO HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS, CDR MIKE GRAMOLINI, AND CWO3 BARRY STEMLER! CONGRATULATIONS!

Committee Chair: Jeff Sassone

Example package and history

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ROBERT L. CROW EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Committee Chair: Rick Garza

Example Package and History

 

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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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

NATIONAL AAO BY-LAWS

TEMPLATE FOR CHAPTER BY-LAWS

 

AAO MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP FORMS ARE UPDATED OCT2021

MEMBERSHIP FORM

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AAO NATIONAL BOARD MEMBERS

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ARMS OF THE FLEET

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR ORDNANCEMEN AROUND THE FLEET. DON'T FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR ORDIES IN ACTION

AMMO GRAM

The NAVSUP AMMOGRAM is provided as informational only by the Officer in Charge of the NAVSUP Ammunition Logistics Center. Its purpose is to disseminate information of interest regarding Ammunition Global Integrated Supply Chain Management, Ordnance Policy, and Guidance and Waterfront Ammunition Support Services. For more information, please visit https://www.ois.disa.mil.

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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 July 1909

and passed May 2010

 

Upcoming Events

  • AAO CONTINUIM AND CONVENTION PLANNING MEETING
    AQUARIUS RESORT
    Jan 13, 2022, 12:00 PM PST – Jan 16, 2022, 4:00 PM PST
    AQUARIUS RESORT, 1900 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029, USA
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  • 2022 Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Convention
    Silver Legacy Resort and Casino
    Jul 20, 2022, 3:00 PM – Jul 24, 2022, 12:00 PM
    Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, 407 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
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