Welcome Aboard The
Aviation Boatswain's Mates Association!

Established in 1974 as the professional working organization of the Navy's finest Sailors, Aviation Boatswain's Mates,  in order to collectively identify, and develop corrective action to the problems that plague our Sailors, our Equipment, and Naval Aviation Safety. 

Since our founding we have been extraordinarily successful in providing numerous improvements in the areas of aircraft launch and recovery, refueling, aircraft handling, and more effective fire fighting procedures. 

The Aviation Boatswain's Mates Association continues to have an annual Professional Working Group where old friendships can be renewed, and new friendships formed, but most importantly a place where AB's can gather and have their voices head as they join an excellent forum for problem resolution. The Professional Working Groups "workshops" are professionally oriented and are attended by shipboard fleet and shore based personnel along with system command level technical specialist, in-service engineering agents, and manpower management directors. 

Workshop results are then forwarded to the office of the Chief of Naval Operations for review and future correction. No other group enjoys this "avenue to the top brass" as does the AB community. 

A message from our National President

Hafa Adai my fellow AB's!! 

As my family and I embark on our journey to my new command in Guam, I'd like to share a message with my AB family:

As I soar through the sky, my heart swells with gratitude and humility. I am deeply touched and humbled by my election as President of the ABMA organization. Your faith in me is both awe-inspiring and humbling.

I pledge to work relentlessly to improve our community for everyone. Together, we can accomplish great things. As your chosen representative, I am dedicated to transparency, accountability, and inclusivity. We will ensure our voices are heard, and your concerns are tackled. I appreciate everyone who took the time to vote, and my wonderful family and friends who have supported me on this journey. Your support fuels my drive.

There were many admirable candidates, each deserving of this office. It's crucial to acknowledge that these elections reflect the range of viewpoints within our community. Your commitment to public service and your drive for positive change are praiseworthy.

Thank you once more for this incredible honor. The trust you've placed in me is a duty I hold with the utmost sincerity and commitment. Together, we can build a community that flourishes and serves as a beacon of progress and inclusivity. Thank you, and let us collectively stride towards a brighter tomorrow.

Very Respectfully,

CDR Wayne Sirjoo
ABMA National President

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