Four new recruits take oath of enlistment at Delaware Air National Guard

Four new recruits are sworn into the Delaware Air National Guard on Sept. 30, 2011 by 166th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Jonathan Groff inside the unit headquarters in New Castle, Del. Left to Right: Melinda Watson of Newark, Del., John Mason of Pemberton, N.J. (entering vehicle maintenance career field), 166th AW Recruiting Supervisor Master Sgt. Gerald Miller, Col. Jonathan Groff, Wayne Kersey of Dover, Del. (entering the medical field), and Derrick Durroh of Wilm., Del. (entering the aerospace ground equipment career field in maintenance). Each new enlistee will complete Air Force Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas, to be followed by attendance at an Air Force technical school to gain specific career field skills. Wayne Kersey is the 400th career recruit enlisted by Master Sgt. Gerald Miller, making Sgt. Miller one of the top recruiters in the 65-year history of the unit. The Delaware ANG has 1,100 positions, and is currently hiring for over 15 career fields with several dozen openings within those fields. For information on part-time Air Guard service or available careers, go to, or, or call the Delaware ANG recruiting office at 800-742-6713, or 302-323-3444. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Harold Herglotz)

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