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    An Enlistment Ceremony at Turner Field(03:14)

    Air Force reservists take the Oath of Enlistment at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Enlisting in the Air Force Reserve is similar to enlisting in the active-duty Air Force. Recruits must take the Oath of Enlistment and attend Basic Military Training (BMT) at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

    The Air Force Reserve offers many of the same benefits as the active-duty Air Force, with the flexibility to train near home and maintain a civilian career. Reservists are paid for their time and have access to the same professional training as active-duty service members.

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Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, please direct your attention to the field for a special presentation. In recognition of Air Force Reserve Night here at Turner Field, we are honored to present to you an Air Force Reserve enlistment ceremony. The group of young men and women on the field before you are reenlisting or about to volunteer their service to our country by being sworn into the United States Air Force Reserve. Airmen stationed locally, but serving globally. The oath of enlistment will be administered by the commander of the Air Force Reserve, Lieutenant General Charles E. Stenner, Jr.

Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: Well good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I'm extremely proud to be here tonight on behalf of the United States Air Force Reserve, as a member of the Air Force three components: the Reserve, the Guard, and the Active Duty, you have a very strong representation of this nation's might. The best air force in the world. It's out there doing the mission, defending this nation on a daily basis. We have these young men and women in front of me right now, many of whom are re-enlisting, and coming back for another term. We have the 79 members who have raised their hand to be part of the Air Force Reserve, and I'm proud of each and every one of them, and if there are family members here tonight, you too can be very, very proud of these folks, as they take on the jobs they're about to do, defending your freedoms around the world.

(applause)

If I could ask each of you to please raise your right hand, we'll do this oath now. Raise your right hand and repeat after me.

Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: I, state your full name --
Group: I, (overlapping names)
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: Do solemnly swear, that I will support and defend.
Group: Do solemnly swear, that I will support and defend.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: The Constitution of the United States.
Group: The Constitution of the United States.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Group: Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.
Group: That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: And that I will obey the orders.
Group: And that I will obey the orders.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: Of the President of the United States.
Group: -- Of the President of the United States.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: And the orders of the officers appointed over me.
Group: And the orders of the officers appointed over me.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: According to regulations.
Group: According to regulations. 
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: And the uniform code of military justice.
Group: And the uniform code of military justice.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: So help me God.
Group: So help me God.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr.: Welcome to the Air Force Reserve.

(applause)

Announcer: Please join the Atlanta Braves as we thank these men and women for their commitment to our country and way of life.

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