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Women In Army Aviation Today

Women In Army Aviation Today

By MAJ Jennifer A. Phelps: The following article leads up to the Association’s 2009 National Convention in Nashville, Tenn. marking the 35th anniversary of women serving in the Aviation Branch....Read More...

Adapting during a Decade of War, 2003-2012

Adapting during a Decade of War, 2003-2012

By GEN (Ret.) Richard A. Cody, LTG (Ret.) J. Mark Curran, and LTG (Ret.) James J. Lovelace: From 2003 through 2012, the Army was at war. The Global War on Terrorism began in earnest following the attacks on 11 September 2001. After the Battle of Anaconda,...Read More...

Maintaining our Sacred Trust with Teammates on the Ground, 2013 to the Future

Maintaining our Sacred Trust with Teammates on the Ground, 2013 to the Future

By LTG Kevin W. Mangum, CW5 (Ret.) Michael L. Reese, and SGM James H. Thomson: Sustained armed conflict defines the American society’s perception of the United States military, specifically the Global War on Terrorism and the last decade and a half of...Read More...

Army Aviation in Transition, 1992-2003

Army Aviation in Transition, 1992-2003

By The Army Aviation Branch Chiefs and Complied by GEN (Ret.) B. Doug Brown: The events in the years 1992-1993 would be a precursor of events a decade later that would have a dramatic impact on the World, the United States, the U.S. Army and Army Aviation....Read More...

The Modern Era Arrives, 1983-1992

The Modern Era Arrives, 1983-1992

By Joseph P. Cribbins: On 6 June 1992, Army Aviation completed 50 years of dedicated service to the U.S. Army. During the fifth decade, Army Aviation matured greatly and realized a potential that had been developing since 1942. From the beginning, Army...Read More...

A Decade of Transition, 1973-1982

A Decade of Transition, 1973-1982

By General Robert M. Shoemaker, Ret.: At the start of the fourth decade of Army Aviation, the U.S. Army had just finished its withdrawal from Vietnam. Retrenchment rather ·than expansion was the order of the day. The production of new aviators was cut back...Read More...

The “Golden Age” Begins, 1963-1972

The “Golden Age” Begins, 1963-1972

By Lieutenant General Harry W. O. Kinnard, Ret.: This decade was the worst of times; it was the best of times. Worst in its preoccupation with a war which cruelly tried and divided our country – a war which asked our Military to fight under unwinnable ground...Read More...

The Foundation of Air Mobility, 1955-1962

The Foundation of Air Mobility, 1955-1962

By General Hamilton H. Howze, Ret.: The period of 1955-1958, for Army Aviation, was one of gradual transfer of authority and responsibility from the Air Force to the Army. The offices of the Chief of Army Aviation, the Chief of Transportation, the...Read More...