By Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana
Air Force Social Media
When you join any branch of the U.S. military, you take an oath of enlistment. Sometimes this oath is conducted in a private ceremony with only a handful of individuals, but other times it is performed in front of sold-out stadiums. I’ve gathered a few photos highlighting our Delayed Enlistment Program enlistees who are taking their first steps toward enlisting in the Air Force.
The first time someone has the opportunity they will resemble their civilian side. The second time they say the oath will be at basic training graduation, which signifies their transformation from civilian to Airman.
The oath of enlistment can be performed anywhere, and sometimes there are opportunities to perform it in front of huge audiences.
Many people have seen it conducted before baseball, football and even NASCAR events.
One great aspect of taking the oath after your first enlistment is someone can make it memorable.
These Airmen reenlisted during their deployments. Not only are they honoring our country, they are making an added commitment to protect it while deployed.
Sometimes you have those people who like to add a little flair to their oath. This Air Force PJ performed the ceremony and then jumped from a C-130! Go big or go home.
If you’ve ever taken the oath of enlistment, feel free to share your story with us!
By Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick
Air Force Public Affairs Agency
As they do every Friday, trainees who completed their eight weeks of basic military training graduated to become full-fledged Airmen in the U.S. Air Force, Jan. 11, 2013, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
However, this graduation’s backdrop was not the usual parade field. Instead, Airmen graduated under the overhang of their own squadron buildings due to previous day’s weather.
As family and friends gathered around, Warrior and Honor Flights stated their Oath of Enlistment and made the step from trainee to Airman.