The 133rd Airlift Wing welcomes new Airmen to the family
By Tech. Sgt. Amy Lovgren, 133rd Airlift Wing
/ Published January 22, 2014
12/1/2013 -- Twenty five new recruits from the 133rd Airlift Wing took the oath of enlistment before the Minnesota Vikings verses the Chicago Bears game at the Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minn. Dec. 1, 2013.
Col. James Johnson, 133rd Airlift Wing Commander, started the pre game show by administering the oath of enlistment.
"I have a lot of military in my family history and I wanted to be part of that" said Airmen Basic Cody Hallas, 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron. Hallas is looking forward to, "Being the best person that I can be and helping me move forward in life."
The oath is a verbal contract that shows personal commitment to support and defend the Constitution and to serve the United States of America for a period of time. By taking this first step into the military, the new Airmen will be asked to take on difficult responsibilities and circumstances not normally seen in the civilian sector. They are making a promise to protect and defend the United States of American freedoms, and agree to live by a set of military rules and standards.
"The construct of the Guard is design to work well with the civilian Airmen so, they can apply those skills into the civilian sector" said Col. James Johnson.
The next step for most of these new Airmen is to go to basic military training and receive knowledge of the customs and courtesies and gain a new technical skill set that is required of them.