Oath of enlistment becomes out-of-this-world experience
Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Ted L. Copeland talks with WLIO reporter Olivia Wile in Wapakoneta, Ohio, his hometown, just before the first ever Future Soldier Swearing-In Ceremony conducted from space. Wapakoneta High School was one of 150 locations to host the live-streeaming video session where NASA Astronaut Army Col. Andrew Morgan administered a nation-wide oath of enlistment to approximately 1,000 Army recruits from the International Space Station. Wapakoneta was chosen due to being the birthplace of Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969.