Symposium 2016 in Review
This year’s annual Symposium was held May 9th through 13th in Norfolk, Virginia at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. It was an exciting week highlighted by an outstanding Member’s Reunion aboard the Spirit of Norfolk followed by our first ever Casino Night where some wonderful prizes were given away including a flat screen tv, Xbox One® bundle, FLIR FX-Home Security Camera/GoPro, and the coveted 100 Year Celebration of Naval Aviation Breitling watch (1 of only 500 ever made). Other events included the annual Aircrew Challenge, Tides Baseball Game, 5K Run, O’Connor’s Brewery Social, and Golf Tournament. Briefings included The Future of Vertical Lift, Aircrew Panel, HAL-3 Seawolves Rescue Recap, Commodore/CAG Round Table, Waterfront Perspective, and the always popular Captains of Industry and Flag Panels. This year’s Captains of Industry brief featured the presentation of the first NHA Corporate Leadership Award given to Mr. Joe Battaglia of Telephonics Corporation. Symposium 2016 was a great mixture of professional and social events. Over 750 attendees walked the SOLD OUT Sheraton Exhibit Hall connecting with 38 exhibitors from companies around the globe.
Congratulations to the National Awardees recognized at our annual Award’s Ceremony. This year's awards included a record number of MAX Beep Squadrons. Those squadrons reporting 85% and above: HSM-49, HSC-14, HSM-40, HS-11, HSM-41, HSC-8, HSC-5, HSC-22, HSC-28, HM-14, HSM-35, & CHSMWP. A special thank you to the 6 squadrons including HSCWSL, HSC-3, HSC-4, HSC-15, HSM-75, & HSM-79 which boasted 100% squadron membership. Active duty members are the backbone of this organization and provide countless volunteers that assist the NHA National Office in hosting events every year. You are appreciated!!! To see a complete list of National Awardees for CY2015 click here.
As always, this wonderful week would not have been possible without our corporate sponsors. Thank you for your continued support of NHA and commitment to our active duty military!
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