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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.

 

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.

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AAO MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP FORMS ARE UPDATED OCT2021

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We have multiple ways for YOU to become a member of the National Association of Aviation Ordnancemen

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You can choose from a 1-year, 2-year, or Life membership. 

A Regular member is/was an Ordnancemen

Associate Member is being sponsored by an Ordnancemen

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Life Membership cost is based on your age.   

Pay full amount   or over 10 months

29 and Below  $350                 $35

30 – 34 inc.     $320                 $32 

35 – 39 inc.     $285                 $28.50

40 – 44 inc.     $265                 $26.50

45 – 49 inc.     $235                 $23.50

50 – 54 inc.     $215                 $21.50

55 – 59 inc.     $195                 $19.50

60 – 64 inc.     $175                 $17.50

65 – 69 inc.     $155                 $15.50

70 – 74 inc.     $130                 $13

75 and over     $50                   $5

However, you choose to become a member; the treasurer will contact you with your WELCOME ABOARD package from the Association.

 
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JOHN W. FINN AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN
OF THE YEAR 
2022 
AO1 KAYLA SLINGER,
HELICOPTER MARITIME STRIKE SQUADRON SEVEN FOUR

Committee Chair: Tim Zimmer

 

2022 AAO HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS,
CAPT (RET) Alan D. Dean & 
CDR (RET) Steven D. Maxwell! 
CONGRATULATIONS!

Committee Chair: Jeff Sassone

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ROBERT L. CROW EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Committee Chair: Rick Garza

2022 Co-Chair Jeff Sassone

Example Package and History

ROBERT L. CROW
EDUCATIONAL
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION

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.

2023 ASSOCIATION OF AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN NATIONAL CONVENTION INFORMATION

26-29 JULY 2023, AT THE SILVER LEGACY RESORT AND CASINO IN RENO NV

CONVENTION INFORMATION

2023 AVIATION ORDNANCE MANAGERS LEADERSHIP CONTINUUM
CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL

24-27 JULY 2023, AT THE SILVER LEGACY RESORT
AND CASINO IN RENO NV

CONTINUUM INFORMATION
 
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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

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