Air Force ROTC Conclave Brings New England Cadets Together in Boston

Cadet Dayannara Munõz '17

During the weekend of October 23-25, Arnold Air Society (AAS) of the New England region held its annual conclave in Boston. ROTC conclaves are gatherings held periodically at the regional and national level. Cadet Nikko James '17 of MIT’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 365, took the lead in planning the Boston conclave. With approximately 80 cadets, associates, and Silver Wings (SW) members in attendance, it proved to be one of the most attended conclaves.

Air Force ROTC Boston ConclaveAir Force ROTC cadets from across New England arrived with excitement and high expectations, looking forward to connecting with fellow cadets from other universities as well as developing future plans for AAS.  Arnold Air Society is a professional, honorary, service-oriented organization consisting of Air Force ROTC cadets.  Silver Wings is a national, professional, educational civilian service organization dedicated to creating proactive, knowledgeable, and effective civic leaders through community service and education about national defense.

In addition to Cadet James, cadets from MIT’s Detachment 365, Boston University, and Rochester Institute of Technology helped plan the event. Through careful organization and hard work, the group planned a conclave to remember that included several iconic Boston activities; cadets enjoyed a Freedom Trail walk and social, a Duck Tour, a formal banquet, and a private tour of the USS Constitution.  Overall, this year’s conclave was a success, thanks to the dedication of the conclave planning committee and the members who gave their time to continue the excellent work of AAS and SW.