Cadet Life

Arnold Air Society

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 Col. James Connally chapter at Baylor was chartered on Feb. 1, 1950.

Its 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 Run For Hope, a 5K run that raises funds for leukemia research in memory of Lisa Burmeister. Lisa was a member who died suddenly from the disease on Jan. 3, 1993.

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.

Silver Wings

Created in 1952, the Silver Wings society is a national, co-ed, professional organization. It is dedicated to raising awareness of national defense issues, and creating knowledgeable and effective civic leaders through education and community service events.

Chapter activities and projects provide opportunities for community service and leadership training.

Silver Wings supports the Air Force ROTC program at Baylor by hosting Cadet Appreciation Week, sending letters to cadets at field training, and providing refreshments at ROTC events.

Civil Air Patrol

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.