Silver wings organized in support of Air Force detachment

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Silver Wings, a civil support group for the Air Force Detachment on the Troy University campus, will host a variety of events beginning fall semester.

Hillary Anderson, group leader, said Silver Wings is a co-ed, college support group of 33 university students and growing.

“The purpose of Silver Wings is to support the Troy University Air Force Detachment in a variety of ways,” Anderson said. “Members of Silver Wings will be available to assist cadets with their studies through study groups, as well as with individual assistance.

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“From time to time, we’ll bring in speakers of interest to the cadets. There are many civil jobs that offer opportunities to those who have military training and, for future interest, this could be valuable knowledge to have.

“And, too, for potential job opportunities it’s good to get to know owners of businesses that are military related.”

Anderson said Silver Wings will provide networking opportunities for representatives from Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base.

Silver Wings will host several social events and classes on areas of interest to university age students.

“One class will focus on the proper etiquette in formal dining situations,” Anderson said.

“There are times when college students are in those kind of situations and need to know the proper etiquette so they will be comfortable in that type dining experience.”

Silver Wings will sponsor two or three fund-raisers throughout the year including at talent show and raffle.

“A purpose of our fund-raisers will be to help the cadets with the expenses of field training so they don’t have to depend solely on money out of pocket,” Anderson said.

Although Silver Wings is a university organization, community support of its fund-raising events is important to its programs, Anderson said.