Oath of enlistment becomes out-of-this-world experience
Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Ted L. Copeland takes a photo with local Army Reserve recruits in Wapakoneta, Ohio, his hometown, just after the first-ever Future Soldier Swearing-In Ceremony conducted from space. Wapakoneta High School was one of 150 locations to host the live-streaming video session where NASA Astronaut Army Col. Andrew Morgan administered a nationwide 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.