From left are Gianna Glover, Capt. Karina Glover, Sydney Glover and Master Sgt. Jeffrey Glover. Sydney departed for Basic Military Training Oct. 15 and will be in the Operations Intelligence career field. Her mother administered the oath with her father and sister present. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Meagan Schutter)
Capt. Karina Glover administers the oath of enlistment to her daughter, Sydney Glover, just prior to her departure for Basic Military Training Oct. 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Meagan Schutter)
by Christa D'Andrea
Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs
11/20/2013 - YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- For one Air Force family here, military service is becoming a family tradition.
Sydney Glover, the daughter of Capt. Karina and Master Sgt. Jeffrey Glover, headed to basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 15. Prior to her departure, Captain Glover had the opportunity to administer her daughter's oath of enlistment.
"[As an Airman] I was excited for her," Captain Glover said trying to describe the range of emotions she experienced while administering the oath. "As a mom, I was extremely sad. That's my baby after all."
Master Sgt. Glover, the 374th Force Support Squadron First Sergeant, said that they are "very, very proud."
"All you really hope for as a parent is that your kid grows up to be an asset to society," the former enlisted and health professions recruiter said. "For Sydney to say she wants to follow in her parent's footsteps ... well, it doesn't get any better than that."
Captain Glover, a General Surgery Physician's Assistant with the 374th Medical Group, stated that Sydney has always been very responsible, loyal, trustworthy, and just a loving person.
"She made the decision to join the Air Force independently," she added. "It wasn't until the spring of her senior year did she state she wanted to be part of the Air Force team."
The Glover family arrived at Yokota in 2010 and Sydney graduated from Yokota High School in June 2013. She is scheduled to graduate from BMT in December and will move on to technical training in Operations Intelligence.
"The Air Force is lucky to have her and she is lucky to be a part of this organization," Captain Glover said.