Arnold Air Society Salzarulo Squadron

Arnold Air Society is a national organization founded in 1947 in honor of General Henry "Hap" Arnold. Arnold Air Society is dedicated to forging bonds with cadets across the country, self-improvement and furthering the principles of the United States Air Force.

The Arnold Air Society chapter at AFROTC Det 730 is called Salzarulo Squadron, started in 1984 as "Skyscraper Squadron". It was later renamed to recognize Maj Raymond P. Salzarulo Sr. and Capt Raymond P. Salzarulo Jr., two brave American airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice. Maj Salzarulo served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1942, he was lost and presumed dead in the Battle of Midway. Capt Salzarulo was a member of the United States Air Force and served as a Bombardier/Navigator in a F-4C Phantom until his plane was shot down in 1966. His remains were found and returned on 13 September 1990. These valiant airmen were never able to meet.

Salzarulo Squadron places high emphasis on leadership, academic excellence, physical improvement and giving back. Cadets from any academic year are permitted and encouraged to run for leadership positions and take control of major facets of the squadron. In order to join Arnold Air Society, cadets must meet all AFROTC standards, complete a multi-week training program and pass a Arnold Air Society National Test. Training is focused on development of the individual cadet and is conducted independently of AFROTC Leadership Laboratory and Aerospace Class. Following completion of these requirements, cadets are inducted and presented with the Arnold Air Society cord, rank pin, and ribbon. Cadets interested in joining Arnold Air Society should seek out the Salzarulo Squadron Commander, Candidate Training Officer, or any member of Arnold Air Society for information on how to join during the spring semester.

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