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SUBJ/2019 ASSOCIATION OF AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN ANNUAL CONVENTION

/01-04 AUGUST 2019//

REF/A/MSGID:DOC/AAO 138/YMD:20190201//

AMPN/REF A IS THE FEBRUARY 2019 ASSOCIATION OF AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN, RED SHIRT MAGAZINE ISSUE 138.// POC/MATTHEW ARNOLD/CAPT/UNIT: CNAP N46/NAME: SAN DIEGO, CA

/TEL: 619-545-2807/EMAIL: MATTHEW.E.ARNOLD(AT)NAVY.MIL// GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.

REF A ANNOUNCES THE ASSOCIATION OF AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN'S 43RD ANNUAL CONVENTION WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO OCCUR

1-4 AUGUST 19 IN RENO, NV AT THE SILVER LEGACY RESORT.  ALL AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN; NAVY, MARINE CORPS; ACTIVE DUTY, RETIRED OR CIVIL SERVICE; ENLISTED OR OFFICER, ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND.

2.  BACKGROUND: THE ASSOCIATION OF AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN (AAO) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1976 BY A SMALL, BUT DETERMINED, GATHERING OF TWENTY-ONE PROFESSIONAL AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN.  TODAY, THE AAO BOASTS A MEMBERSHIP OF OVER 7400 MEMBERS AND 29 CHAPTERS LOCATED WORLDWIDE, ASHORE AND AFLOAT.  AAO IS A NON-PROFIT, NON-COMMERCIAL, NON-SECTARIAN, AND NON-PARTISAN ORGANIZATION WHOSE OBJECTIVES ARE

TO:

A.  PROMOTE PROFESSIONALISM WITHIN THE AVIATION ORDNANCE RATING OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY, MARINE CORPS, AND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND, WHENEVER POSSIBLE, TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT TO AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN IN THE FLEET.

B.  IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS AND INCREASE COOPERATION BETWEEN ORDNANCEMEN AND THOSE PERSONNEL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESIGN AND PROCUREMENT OF WEAPONS SYSTEMS, COMPONENTS, AND HARDWARE.

C.  CONTINUALLY IMPROVE AND PROMOTE ORDNANCE SAFETY AND ENCOURAGE PROPER AND CONSISTENT SUPERVISION OF ORDNANCE OPERATIONS THROUGHOUT THE FLEET.

3.  THIS IS A FORUM WHERE MEMBERS CAN ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN FACE, AT SEA AND ASHORE, AND FORMULATE WORKING SOLUTIONS TO THOSE CHALLENGES.

4.  PEACE THROUGH POWER; WE ARE THE ARMS OF THE FLEET, IS THE ORGANIZATION'S MOTTO.

5.  THIS YEAR'S AAO CONVENTION WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1-4 AUGUST 2019 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

A.  THURSDAY, 1 AUGUST 2019 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.

B.  FRIDAY, 2 AUGUST 2019 - LT JOHN W. FINN AVIATION ORDNANCEMAN OF THE YEAR SELECTION BOARD; CDR BOB CROW SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION BOARD; AAO EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION BOARD; AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN HALL OF FAME SELECTION BOARD; BY-LAWS COMMITTEE MEETING; MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING; NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING; AND AN EVENING SOCIAL.

C.  SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2019 - GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING; BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING; AND AN EVENING AWARDS BANQUET.

6.  AUXILIARY OF THE AAO AGENDA:

A.  THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 2019 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.

B.  SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2019 - GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING; BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.

7.  FOR ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL, COMMANDING OFFICERS MAY ISSUE NO COST PERMISSIVE TAD ORDERS IAW THE JTR AND DTS REQUIREMENTS.

8.  ROOM RESERVATIONS MAY BE MADE DIRECTLY WITH THE SILVER LEGACY RESORT VIA THEIR WORLD-WIDE RESERVATIONS NUMBER AT (800) 687-8733, REQUEST GROUP CODE AAO19.  ROOM RATES PER NIGHT ARE:

SUN-THUR - $73; FRI-SAT - $97 PLUS TAX.  ROOMS MUST BE BOOKED AND DEPOSIT RECEIVED BY THE HOTEL NLT 7 JULY 2019 TO GUARANTEE ROOM RATES.

9.  FOR PERSONNEL DESIRING TO ATTEND SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS, THE COST WILL BE AS

FOLLOWS:

REGISTRATION FEE (MEMBER ONLY) - $25 ($30 AFTER 15 JULY); NON-MEMBERS - $40

($45 AFTER 15 JULY); SPOUSE/ADDITIONAL GUEST OVER

18 - $25.  FRIDAY SOCIAL/AUCTION (PER PERSON) - $40 ($45 AFTER 15 JULY).

SATURDAY EVENING AWARDS BANQUET (PER PERSON) - $45 ($50 AFTER

15 JULY).  FOR BOTH THE FRIDAY SOCIAL AND SATURDAY BANQUET, CHILDREN (AGE 5

- 12) - $20, CHILDREN (AGE 13 AND OVER) - ADULT PRICE.

NOTE: PAYMENT FOR ADVANCE REGISTRATION FEES, AAO SOCIAL, AND AWARDS BANQUET MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE AAO TREASURER NLT 15 JULY 2019.

VISA/MASTERCARD FEES ($10) ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

A.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND SOCIAL AND/OR AWARDS BANQUET.

B.  UNIFORM FOR ACTIVE DUTY ATTENDING THE AWARDS BANQUET IS SUMMER WHITES FOR NAVY E7 AND ABOVE PERSONNEL, SERVICE DRESS WHITES FOR NAVY E6 AND BELOW PERSONNEL, AND SERVICE CHARLIE UNIFORM FOR USMC PERSONNEL.

10.  FOR ALCON: REQUEST WIDEST POSSIBLE DISSEMINATION AND ATTENDANCE.

11.  POCS:

NATIONAL AAO PRESIDENT, CAPT MATT ARNOLD AT (619) 755-9903.

NATIONAL AAO VICE PRESIDENT, CWO4 (RET) ROBERT WALECKI AT

(559) 816-0082.

NATIONAL AAO SECRETARY, AOCM (RET) J. J. LAMAITRE AT

(619) 545-2585.

NATIONAL AAO TREASURER, AOCM (RET) THOMAS LORD AT (619) 302-3166.// BT

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