The Arnold Air Society (AAS) is a professional and service organization for Air Force ROTC cadets. It was chartered in 1947 at the University of Cincinnati. The Colonel James Connally chapter at Baylor was chartered on February 1, 1950.
The Chapter's mission is to develop better officers through service and leadership opportunities. Opportunities also exist for members to exercise organizational and public relations skills.
At Baylor, the Arnold Air Society hosts a flag vigil on Veterans Day, as well other activities. For instance, it also organizes the Waco Wounded Veteran’s 5K, which helps service men and women with disabilities. There are also opportunities for leadership development at annual Area and National Conclaves.
You can learn more about this great organization; however, due to Privacy Act considerations, AFROTC detachments may not link to the Arnold Air Society (AAS) National Website. So, the organization Web page may be successfully searched on your internet search engine.
Created in 2004, the Blue Knights serve as the Detachment 810 Drill Team. They perform a variety of tasks to include performing Honor Guards for the Waco community, judging Junior ROTC drill competitions, and competing in the Tulane Navy ROTC Drill Meet in New Orleans.
The Blue Knights foster excellence in drill and standards along with encouraging camaraderie. Every fall, cadets have the opportunity to try out for the drill team and improve their skills in both drill and leadership.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a civilian organization that shares a love for aviation and a desire to help their nation in time of need. Headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, the CAP program has its foundation in the military tradition that comes from being the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. AFROTC cadets are often offered free CAP orientation flights where cadets are exposed to the basics of flight.