Committing myself to another man!



Photo credit to Finally, my recruiter went to grab an officer to swear me in.  DH had my camera and FIL had DH’s iPhone so he could shoot video [which didn’t turn out, since FIL covered the mic with his finger].  Heck, even the office aide had my BB so she could take an immediate photo for FB!  Colonel Burns was the officer who swore me in.  I remember focusing intently on the words that came out of his mouth, not wanting to mess up my oath.  After completion of my oath, we had a good handshake for the photo and it was official!

Amusingly enough, I left with an AF Reserve goodie bag!  There was a keychain, pen, thermos, coffee mug, t-shirt, beanie, mousepad, sticker for my car, etc.  It was too funny!  My recruiter also told me that I was getting paid for four hours worth of time today!  Woot!  Can you say “Chantecaille Turtles?!”  Hello enlistment gift!  I’m also really excited about the fact that I get my new ID card in as little as two weeks!  I’ll be glad to ditch the pink card in favor of a vertical one, let me tell you.  



  

7 thoughts on “Committing myself to another man!

  1. Johnsaid

    Congratulations, Erin!! My swear-in ceremony was a complete blur (then again it was over 16 years ago, so it's just blurry altogether). I wish I was fortunate enough to have a photo of it.Now that I think about it, I do remember swearing in at the MEPS six years later as a recruiter when I reenlisted for the second time.Thank you for your voluntary service!!Cheers!

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  2. Erinsaid

    Thanks Adrie and Beckie!@John – I know I should be thankful for having the photos, and not get discouraged by the fact that our video is shot, but it was definitely a bummer. My honor to serve, you know that!

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  3. armywife09said

    I love reading your blog! I hope to be headed that direction myself soon. I especially understand wanting to ditch the pink card for vertical one lol.

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  4. armywife09said

    I love reading your blog! I hope to be headed that direction myself soon. I especially understand wanting to ditch the pink card for vertical one lol.

    Reply

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