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AACA President’s Message

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your confidence in selecting me as the next AACA President.  It is hard to believe, this year will mark our 5th anniversary as an association, which means a good year to have a reunion.    I will be bringing a few ideas to the Board of Directors (BOD) to consider for the next two years with the goals being written in a strategic plan and shared with the membership.  We have a lot to offer our aircraft armament community and your expertise while serving and those who have separated or retired to share their experiences and valued information.  I visualize two initiatives involving assisting those in transition to other employment and the other initiative to share in solid learning through mentoring those who seek such an opportunity. 

We are organized to preserve and promote the Aircraft Armament community.  Our existence is to encourage and facilitate camaraderie among all Aircraft Armament Chiefs, organize and support each other as a membership, and provide useful services to the membership as well as promote the welfare of their dependents, survivors and the Aircraft Armament Community.

The AACA has grown in the last five years through the BOD and membership efforts.  In the past two years, we have enhanced our recognition program, enriched our constitution and charter to incorporate a realistic and meaningful representation of our actions, and finally, our social media is on the brink of a much improved upgrade.  We are ever still growing as an association; I encourage you all to provide your ideas, suggestions, and recommendations, for they are always welcome. 

I will be meeting with the BOD next week, to provide some ideas and to discuss this year’s reunion.  I have already submitted requests for the newsletter topics.  Please submit any information you feel warranted in the newsletter.  Recognition and photos will be a big part of our social media inclusion for the coming years. 

The time will soon come that we shall all meet in person and rejoice upon our careers and support a career field for others to embark upon in their futures, may they have a memorable such as ours….long live the loaders.

Most Sincerely,

Michael Lucchesi
AACA President