The Association of Aviation Ordnancemen
The Association was founded in 1976. The first annual convention was held in June of that year in San Diego, CA. During this first convention the decision was made to formally establish the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen with membership open to all Navy and Marine Corps AOs, past, present and future. Membership was also opened to all civilian personnel who demonstrated expertise in the development and maintenance of airborne weapons and related equipment.