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107th Airlift Wing enlistees swear in on game day

During a Buffalo Bills pregame ceremony held Sunday morning, six of the newest members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing took the Oath of Enlistment. The ceremony was played during halftime on the Jumbotron for the fans to see.  Lt. Col. James Hoch swears in from left to right Airmen 1st class Daniel Tremblett, Cara Sturdivant, Keith McArthur, Christina Swanson, Joshua Velez and Joanna Vail.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Peter Dean)

During a Buffalo Bills pregame ceremony held Sunday morning, six of the newest members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing took the Oath of Enlistment. The ceremony was played during halftime on the Jumbotron for the fans to see. Lt. Col. James Hoch swears in from left to right Airmen 1st class Daniel Tremblett, Cara Sturdivant, Keith McArthur, Christina Swanson, Joshua Velez and Joanna Vail. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Peter Dean)

During a Buffalo Bills pregame ceremony held Sunday morning, six of the newest members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing took the Oath of Enlistment. The ceremony was played during halftime on the Jumbotron for the fans to see.  Lt. Col. James Hoch swears in from left to right Airmen 1st class Daniel Tremblett, Cara Sturdivant, Keith McArthur, Christina Swanson, Joshua Velez and Joanna Vail. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Justin Huett)

During a Buffalo Bills pregame ceremony held Sunday morning, six of the newest members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing took the Oath of Enlistment. The ceremony was played during halftime on the Jumbotron for the fans to see. Lt. Col. James Hoch swears in from left to right Airmen 1st class Daniel Tremblett, Cara Sturdivant, Keith McArthur, Christina Swanson, Joshua Velez and Joanna Vail. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Justin Huett)

During Sunday's Buffalo Bills/Pittsburg Steelers game, the newest New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing enlistees (in the front row) took part in a pregame enlistment ceremony held on the Buffalo Bills field. After the ceremony the enlistees were joined by existing unit members to cheer on the Bills. Front row left to right, Airmen 1st Class Daniel Treblett, Christina Swanson, Cara Sturdivant and Joanna Vail. Back row left to right, Tech. Sgt. Patrick Paolini, Staff Sgt. Peter Dean, Tech. Sgt. Charity Edwards, Senior Airmen Robert Kurzdorfer and Paul Boser. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Justin Huett)

During Sunday's Buffalo Bills/Pittsburg Steelers game, the newest New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing enlistees (in the front row) took part in a pregame enlistment ceremony held on the Buffalo Bills field. After the ceremony the enlistees were joined by existing unit members to cheer on the Bills. Front row left to right, Airmen 1st Class Daniel Treblett, Christina Swanson, Cara Sturdivant and Joanna Vail. Back row left to right, Tech. Sgt. Patrick Paolini, Staff Sgt. Peter Dean, Tech. Sgt. Charity Edwards, Senior Airmen Robert Kurzdorfer and Paul Boser. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Justin Huett)

Niagara Falls, New York -- During Sunday's Buffalo Bills/Pittsburg Steelers game, the newest New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing enlistees charged through the player's tunnel to take part in a pregame enlistment ceremony held on the Buffalo Bills field. "This is cool! Enlisting on the Bills field, "said Cara Sturdivant one of the enlistees. "I'll remember this forever, get a picture of me," she added. Airman Sturdivant and five other enlistees took to the field hours before fans arrived. Forming up on the fifty yard line, Lt. Col. James Hoch a 107th Pilot administered the Oath of Enlistment as family members and friends looked on. "I'm very proud of Cara," said her father Elbert. "I think she made the right decision, the Guard is a good choice for her," he added. "Mom this is so cool," said Joshua Velez to his mother via cell phone. "This is amazing," he added. After the ceremony, enlistees and guests were invited to stay and join the sellout crowd to cheer on their hometown team, complements of the Buffalo Bills. "There we are!" screamed Senior Airman Paul Boser pointing up to the Jumbotron as the pregame enlistment ceremony was broadcast for the 80,000 fans in attendance during the half time show. "Get out the banner, they're gonna pan over us," he added. "Partnering with the Bills gives the enlistees a memory that lasts a lifetime," said Tech Sgt. Sylvia Kirchner a 107th Recruiter. "It also gives the 107th invaluable exposure and recognizes the commitment that these young men and women have made," she added.