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The purpose of the AACA shall be to encourage and facilitate camaraderie amongst all Aircraft Armament Chiefs; to provide useful services to the membership and the Aircraft Armament Community; and to promote the welfare of their dependents, survivors, and the Aircraft Armament Community by:

a) Preserving our aircraft armament heritage; respecting our history and our presence, and continuing the comradeship of our brotherhood.

b) Maintaining the historical value and honor of the Aircraft Armament career field.

c) Assistance and active involvement in the Aircraft Armament Community.

d) Remaining in touch with members through correspondence, by organizing and conducting periodic reunions, social events, and or AACA calls of the membership.

e) Assisting Aircraft Armament war veterans hospitalized Aircraft Armament personnel, members of the Aircraft Armament Community, their dependents, and surviving spouses and/or orphans of deceased Aircraft Armament veterans.

f) Providing professional development information to members and assisting with professional networking.

g) Advocate for continued efforts and sponsorship of the CMSgt Gregory A. Kebil Memorial Scholarship Fund, and other Aircraft Armament Community related foundations and awards and recognition activities for active duty Aircraft Armament troops.

h) Perpetuating the memory of deceased Aircraft Armament Chiefs.

i) Voicing our aflnament perspectives. j) Provide additional knowledge and facts to represent the Aircraft Armament career field to the Air Armament Museum (Eglin AFB) and Enlisted Heritage Museum (Gunter AFB); and to honor those facilities that contain our historical memories.

k) Work with the Career Field Manager and School House Chief to support the School House (Sheppard AFB) by promoting the career field, conducting speeches, providing historical data and honoring our fellow, newly developed armament technicians and weapons loaders.

AACA President’s Message

AACA Presidents Message,

One more, now make eight years since the start the Aircraft Armament Chiefs Association.  Membership has increased this past year, recognition program is widely known and distributed across the globe, funds are steady, and the 24/7 store has remained open for the past six years.  I would say we are doing good, can we do better…..of course. 

Through the many organizations that we have all belong to, one time or another, there is one lesson we have learned and that is the heart of an organization is in the people who are committed to its mission. With the right intentions, people (members) know what needs to be done.  The AACA members have formed a membership committee with the intent to increase awareness and memberships.  We want to ensure the AACA is known among the career field and opportunities to join are addressed.  Even though we have seen some increases this year, we have come to realize the AACA is not well known among the active, reserve, and national guard communities.  Members have decided to take action and change this for all weapons chiefs to have the opportunity to join.

The AACA is on track to have the next reunion in Las Vegas, NV in 2020.  This will mark our fifth reunion that we are able to catch-up on passing time, hear about career field progress, and have face to face discussions on the association.  The AACA always sets aside time for a dinner even, an activity event, and of course the general membership meeting.  I hope everyone will be able to find the time to attend the 2020 AACA reunion. 

As you plan and prepare for the reunion, don’t forget the AACA has an on-line store with lots of merchandize that reflects the AACA and you really do not want to be caught without an AACA coin.  The store on-line can be accessed through the AACA website, which is the main location for the AACA to share information and communicate to the membership.  The AACA Facebook is for pictures only, we only operate the sight for everyone to retrieve pictures.  When you had enough of scrolling and clicking you can always read the AACA newsletter.  A team of ACCA members draft articles, submit to our editor, and then post the news.  If you have an article to share, by all means, draft the article and share among the members.  Speaking of the newsletter, its time for me to start requesting AACA members to contribute and draft some articles.  Appreciate the time you spent reading this message and hopefully see you at the 2020 AACA Reunion!

As always, it is an honor and privilege to serve as the AACA President.

Sincerely,

Michael D. Lucchesi

p.s. Thank you for visiting the AACA website.

 

LONG LIVE THE LOADER!

 

Jan 09

AACA Newsletter “Loader Letter”

The AACA is looking to share things that are of interest to the Armament Systems Career field.

So, you’re in luck!  We are presently soliciting for articles for the next Loader Letter.

Please submit anything you feel might be of interest to:  

AACANewsletter@gmail.com or khilton@glassmile.net

Check out the Most Recent Loader Letter!

Jan 09

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