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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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ATTENTION SCAM ALERT

If you receive anything from our elected cabinet members or anyone claiming to be part of the association (NATIONAL OR CHAPTERS) please reach out to verify with us using our listed email addresses from our web site redshirtnation.com

"vp1l882@cueurvn.com

Are you available to assist?  This is a simple donation task, Association of Aviation Ordnancemen needs some gift cards for donation to Veterans at Hospice Palliative care units for preventive items and medication from Disease due to their vulnerability. I will be liable for the refund.
Need more info?
Very truly yours,
Matt Arnold, CAPT, USN 2018-present
President.
AAO"

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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: Amber Roth

Deadline for packages 19 JULY 2024

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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

Deadline for packages 19 JULY 2024

ROBERT L. CROW EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Committee Chair: Rick Garza

ROBERT L. CROW
EDUCATIONAL
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION

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AAO RLC Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2024.

There was an error on our page. DOUBLE-CHECK the scholarship application date on your submitted or in-work submissions. The correct date is March 14, 2024. 

If you have already submitted, PLEASE correct your application and re-submit.

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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