Online Originals: Local youth take oath of enlistment from U.S. Army astronaut in space

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Over a dozen kids participated in an oath of enlistment ceremony with U.S. Army Col. and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan Wednesday afternoon.

Wilmington Company, in partnership with NASA and Space Center Houston, hosted the first-ever, nationwide live oath of enlistment ceremony from space!

Over than 850 future soldiers participated at more than 130 locations across the country.

Only 29 percent of youth meet the minimum qualifications to serve as a Soldier.

The youth who meet the requirements and are selected to serve, receive top-notch technical training in more than 150 career fields, almost a third of those in STEM-related fields.

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