Future Sailors swear in during 12th Annual American Airlines Sky Ball

Story Number: NNS141029-12Release Date: 10/29/2014 8:22:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Vargas, Navy Recruiting District Dallas Public Affairs

IRVING, Texas (NNS) -- Eleven future Sailors from Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Dallas took the oath of enlistment during the 2014 American Airlines Sky Ball, Oct. 25.

American Airlines Sky Ball, in support of the Airpower Foundation, honors all of our nation's military servicemembers, veterans, and their families. This year, Sky Ball included a special tribute to those who have served in Korea and a branch of service salute to the United States Navy.

"I would like to welcome all the guests in attendance as you are in the presence of heroes, the men and woman who took an oath and were willing to lay down their life to support and defend the Constitution of the United States," said Jim Palmersheim, Chairman of Sky Ball.

The future Sailors were escorted by Chief Cryptologic Technician- Collection Andrew Kalnbach, a recruiter from Navy Recruiting Station Denton.

"This experience was really rewarding," mentioned Kalnbach. "Having the opportunity to see your future Sailors getting sworn in by a four star admiral is amazing!"

The oath of enlistment was administered by Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

"It is definitely a proud feeling to have some of our future Sailors get sworn in by the commander of Fleet Forces in this spectacular event in front of distinguished guests and dignitaries," said Cmdr. Ed Morales, commanding officer for NRD Dallas. "It is a great representation of the Navy and our command."

For more news from Navy Recruiting District Dallas, visit www.navy.mil/local/nrdd/.

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