Arnold Air Society

Arnold Air Society is a professional, honorary. service organization, advocating the support of aerospace power. The Lt. Col Horace M. Hickam Squadron is Detachment 175’s very own active squadron. Consisting of numerous cadets and honorary members, the members of Arnold Air Society aim to develop themselves through Professional Development Training, community service, and networking. Every year cadets will have the opportunity to attend NATCON, a national conclave consisting of thousands of Arnold Air Society members from across the nation.

To be an active member, cadets enter a 10 week candidate course that aims to grow them into professional and confident leaders. After passing a national test and a vigorous training exercise, cadets have the honor of initiating as an active member, wearing the fourragere and rank pin on their uniform to signify their


Here are just a few examples of what we do:

  • participate in the Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society
  • attend First Saturdays at the Kanewai Lo’i
  • send a delegation to our Area and National Conventions
  • volunteer at local JROTC events such as the Punahou Triathlon and NJROTC Harbor Challenge

Along with the personal growth accompanying these service opportunities, the members of Horace M. Hickam Squadron also gain a keener sense of professionalism and responsibility through their leadership positions within the society.  This has led to several Area-level staff appointments, and a successful bid to host the Area X Convention for Fall 2018.  To find out more about Arnold Air Society, visit

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Drill Team

The newest edition to the detachment, Drill Team is a team of cadets with the highest level of discipline and professionalism who perform at civilian and military ceremonies and venues, such as Dining Out and New Student Orientation (NSO), to recruit, retain, and inspire cadets. The exhibition team practices once a week to prepare for performances and to train new members in fundamental stationary and advanced drill movements. Drill Team members are dedicated to the highest standards of excellence, attention to detail, and personal discipline.

Color Guard

As a function of the Drill Team, Color Guard is dedicated to the ideals which serve as a foundation for military service within our country. The primary mission of Color Guard is to render military honor to Air Force Personnel, special occasions, and public ceremonies. During the fall semester, Color Guard participates in the University of Hawaii home football games at Aloha Stadium. Color Guard also participates in the POW/MIA ceremonies at Detachment 175’s various Dining In and Out ceremonies. During the spring semester, Color Guard Participates at the University of Hawai’i home baseball and softball games, as well as public ceremonies including the Hawai’i National Guard Ball.  At the end of every semester, Color Guard presents the colors for commissioning and commencement ceremonies.

Na Koa Lani Booster Club

The Na Koa Lani Booster Club is a university organization whose purpose is to bolster the development of future Air Force leaders by supporting and improving their college experience through sponsored extracurricular activities. Events such as Dining Out, Dining In, and Wing Socials are all sponsored by the Na Koa Lani Booster Club.  The Na Koa Lani Booster Club promotes comaraderie in the pursuit of bringing communities together. For more information, or to contact their leadership, please contact them at