Photo credit toFinally, 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.
I’m a 31 year old Navy sister, Army wife - Air Force wife to a prior service Marine/Soldier, and an Air Force Reservist. I am a happy wife and mother. My husband switched branches and joined me in the Air Force Reserve. We look forward to a future of dual military service!