Arnold Air Society & Silver Wings are sister organizations, working in tandem towards common goals for their communities and the United States Air Force.
Arnold Air Society is a professional, honorary service organization advocating the support of aerospace power. It is comprised of cadets throughout the USAF officer candidate training programs, including ROTC throughout university-level institutions, and the Air Force Academy.
Silver Wings is a national, co-ed, professional organization dedicated to creating proactive, knowledgeable, and effective civic leaders through community service and education about national defense. It is made up largely of civilians interested in personal development, leadership, service, and support of our military personnel.
The Air Force Association (AFA) is a non-profit, independent, and professional organization that promotes the public understanding of aerospace power and the important role it plays in the security of our nation. By being a member of the AFA, people can support the United States Air Force without having to join. All members of Silver Wings (SW) and Arnold Air Society (AAS) are also members of the AFA. To accomplish its mission, the AFA’s focus is to educate, advocate, and support; and SW and AAS can help in all three aspects. The AFA can provide SW and AAS a connection to the community, career advice, funding, and a seasoned perspective; while SW and AAS can provide manpower and fresh ideas to AFA events