CAP Collaborating with Arnold Air Society, Silver Wings
5-Year Memorandum of Understanding Signed
Civil Air Patrol, Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society have agreed it would be to the organizations’ mutual benefit to work together from time to time at joint events aimed at satisfying the objectives and missions of both organizations.
The five-year memorandum of understanding, signed Thursday in a ceremony at CAP National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, encourages Arnold Air Society cadets and Silver Wings members to work together with CAP members at joint events involving the like-minded groups. Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP’s national commander and CEO, and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Dan Woodward, Arnold Air Society/Silver Wings co-executive director, signed the MOU.
Woodward said, “Silver Wings members and Arnold Air Society cadets have a great deal of knowledge, which is helpful to the development of Civil Air Patrol members and the overall accomplishment of the mission of the CAP cadet program.”
Furthermore, he said, “CAP members represent a significant force of dynamic Americans who constitute a large number of future and past officer candidates who are capable of contributing to Silver Wings, and CAP members will be encouraged to work together toward the fulfillment of the purposes of Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society.”
“I am pleased these two organizations have codified an agreement with us, because both have a passion for service to the Air Force and service to our communities,” Smith said.
In the agreement, Arnold Air Society cadets, Silver Wings members and CAP members are encouraged to support each other in activities related to honoring the U.S. and the U.S. Air Force, volunteering for community service, training for drill and ceremonies, academic tutoring and aerospace education initiatives.
Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings are sister organizations, working in tandem toward common goals for their communities and the Air Force.
Arnold Air Society is a professional, honorary service organization advocating the support of aerospace power. It consists of cadets throughout the U.S. Air Force officer candidate training programs, including ROTC throughout university-level institutions, and the Air Force Academy.
Silver Wings is a national, 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 U.S. military personnel.