Arnold Air Society, named for the famous five star general Henry "Hap" Arnold, is a professional, honorary, service organization dedicated to the support and advocacy of the Air Force. Though there are AAS squadrons at colleges all over the United States, University of Cincinnati is where Arnold Air Society first originated in the summer of 1947. Ever since, the UC AAS squadron has grown to become one of the largest and most successful Arnold Air Society chapters in the country. AAS Cadets attend a challenging course of cadet training in order to be initiated into the squadron and are required afterwards to participate in the group's service projects and contribute to the upkeep of the organization and the training of new initiates. Involvement in this society of comradery is just one of the many opportunities offered to AFROTC cadets.
The AFROTC Color Guard, like AAS, is a student run organization. In training, cadets are taught to properly honor our nation's flag and perform the drill and ceremonies. These may include parades, saber arches for weddings, Revelry and Retreat, presenting the colors for university sporting events, and many others. For first year cadets, joining Color Guard gives them the opportunity to make friends and become more accustomed to ROTC. Second year cadets appreciate the advanced preparation in marching, which is very helpful at field training. Joining color guard is a great way to get ahead in both leadership and military skills.
Cadets can now access all ops orders, announcements, the Recall Roster, the Organizational Chart, and the Detachment Calendar on Blackboard! It's all part of the latest and greatest online set up for Detachment 665. Enjoy!
The Arnold Air Society area conclave was recently hosted by Det. 665's very own Hap Arnold Squadron. AAS cadets spent most of the summer planning for the big event.
The Prisoners of War and Missing In Action Table. Presenting this table is a common ceremony performed by the color guard at military dining events.