What is the oath to join the Air Force?

“I, ____________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the …

How long does the Oath of Enlistment last?

There is no duration defined in the Oath itself. The term of service for each enlisted person is written on the DD Form 4 series, the contract which specifies the active-duty or reserve enlistment period.

What happens after you swear into the Air Force?

Once you’ve passed all the necessary requirements and tests and have been officially accepted into the Air Force, you’ll go into the Delayed Entry Program (DEP), which means you’re waiting for your departure date for Basic Military Training (BMT).

Do you have to memorize the Oath of Enlistment?

Oath of Enlistment – All Branches of Service Enlisted members may choose to say either “swear” or “affirm” and do not have to repeat both words. Members are also allowed to leave off the final line, “So help me God.”

Do you have to swear in at MEPS?

At MEPS, you will take the ASVAB, choose your MOS and take a physical. If you pass the ASVAB and physical, you will be able to swear into the military on that same day. When going to MEPS, it should take a couple of days to get through all the paperwork.

Is the military oath forever?

The military oath of enlistment or oath of office should not be taken lightly. You will be bound by it for the next 4-6 years at a minimum.

Can family watch you swear in?

Members of your family are welcome to watch you take the oath. A waiting room is available for them. Your family may take photographs of you with the military officer administering the oath.

Do you get paid for going to MEPS?

When Do I Get Paid? You’re in the military and entitled to receive military pay at the time you take the final oath at MEPS. However, don’t expect anyone to hand you any money yet.

Do your parents come to MEPS?

At MEPS, your child will take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test, undergo a physical examination (which varies by Service and job) and undergo a background screening. As a parent, you are free to accompany your child to MEPS, but you will be asked to wait in a separate area during the test.