Wings of Blue members proudly perform community outreach both at home and on the road. The team provides frequent tours to youth and civic organizations and enjoys jumping into local schools for Aviation Week and other events. The Wings of Blue has hosted many Make-a-Wish foundation children, helping them achieve the dream of being a “Cadet for a Day” at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

At air shows around the world, team members happily engage those curious about skydiving and the Air Force, sometimes allowing children to help pack their parachutes! The team welcomes opportunities to meet with today’s youth, encouraging and inspiring them to succeed beyond their perceived limitations.

Falcon Stadium, October 2013. Cadet Taylor Scott escorting Aubrey, Cadet for a Day, onto the field to help with ground crew.

Each year, Santa himself visits the 98th FTS holiday party, and after skydiving with his elves, meets with the children of military families in the Colorado Springs area.

Tempe, AZ, December 2013. Cadet Sam Griner hands the game ball to a spectator on the field after bringing it into the stadium.

November, 2012. Cadets Erin Brown and TJ Mullins along with other Wings of Blue cadets play dodgeball at an event at Jenkins Middle School.

Cadet Steve Lauver handing the game ball to this young man who was getting the opportunity to throw the first pitch at a Skysox game.

Cadet Joseph Valdez entertaining a child of a service member during a 5 hour flight.

Kirtland AFB, October 2011. The team gathered around for some after show pictures.

Nellis AFB, November 2008. This child was an orphan who helped a Chief Parachutist pack his parachute.