Re-enlistment under the Mighty Mo’s guns

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
PEARL HARBOR — Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Command, officiates as a group of about 50 service members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines renew their enlistment contracts during a joint re-elistment ceremony aboard the battleship USS Missouri, Wednesday.  See the full story at www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com. (Photo by Liana Kim, 311th Signal Command (Theater) Public Affairs)

PEARL HARBOR — Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Command, officiates as a group of about 50 service members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines renew their enlistment contracts during a joint re-elistment ceremony aboard the battleship USS Missouri, Wednesday.  (Photo by Liana Kim, 311th Signal Command (Theater) Public Affairs)

Story and photos by Liana Kim,
311th Signal Command (Theater)

HONOLULU – In a united act of patriotism a group of young service members renewed their commitment to the United States military under the towering turrets of the Mighty Mo in Pearl Harbor, Wednesday.

The staff of the Battleship Missouri Memorial hosted the Joint Reelistment Ceremony as an opportunity for those who wish to continue their service in remembrance of 09/11, surrounded by the historic locations of both the start and end of World War II.

With about 150 family and friends looking on from the bow of the USS Missouri, the group of about 50 service members of the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines raised their right hands, pledged to uphold the Constitution of the United States and renewed their enlistment contracts with their respective branches for another term.

“If any of you have not read the US Constitution cover to cover, I have a car out in the parking lot you can buy without looking at it first,” Presiding Officer Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, Chief of Staff, US Pacific Command, said while holding up a copy of the constitution. He urged all in attendance to become familiar with and take pride in our bill of rights, which outline the basic tenets of our way of life and provide a hopeful future for generations to come.

After the ceremony Crutchfield congratulated each of the service members and paused to take photos with them and their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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