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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.

Jul 06

2019 General Membership Telecon

The 2019 General Membership Telecon will be held on 24 July 2019, at 1830 eastern time.  Call in information will be sent to the membership via email.

AACA President’s Message

AACA President Message (2018)

The Aircraft Armament Chiefs Association (AACA) is approaching their seventh year as a non-profit 501(c)3 association and it has been an interesting journey.  This idea of the AACA took a lot of people to put the thoughts together to create such a venue.  The AACA continues to strive to become better than when we first started.  Hell!  We now raffle whisky decanter sets virtually.  Who would have thought of us doing that seven years ago? 

The AACA continues to support the Kebil Scholarship, which I highly recommend to support as well as prepare for this upcoming year.  A simple application and an essay is all it takes.  I would like to pass along that if you know some active duty Chiefs, to have them pass along it down to their people.   I am hearing the word is not out about this scholarship which is amazing. 

This year, we are entering into some new projects and possible grant applications.  The projects would be focused towards our career field and engaging with military museums.  Grants application would be the same, but would be asking for funding to support these projects which include our heritage, career field, and significant events that one of our members supported.  We have connected with the Air Force Armament Museum and continue to seek additional connections with the Enlisted Museum.  The next five years will be to enhance our career field heritage among these avenues. 

I just wanted to pass along a sincere message to all the members and the fellow weapons personnel who keep the AACA informed, continue to support, and provide the recommendations needed for growth.  I do hope to see you at the 2018 Reunion with a tilted glass in hand honoring what we all stood for as Aircraft Armament Systems Specialists.


Michael D. Lucchesi

AACA President

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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