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AETC commander swears in newest Air Force enlistees at Daytona 500

General swears in new Air Force enlistees

Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, Air Education and Training commander, conducts a Total Force mass oath of enlistment to 30 new members of the Air Force at the Daytona 500. The Total Force recruits were ceremoniously sworn in before the start of the race. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

General high-fives a new Air Force enlistee

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb (center), commander of Air Education and Training Command, congratulates one of the Air Force's newest enlistees after an oath of enlistment ceremony at the Daytona 500 in Florida, Feb. 16, 2020. The recruits were ceremoniously sworn in before the start of the race. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

General Webb standing next to a race car

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, stands next to the Richard Petty Motorsports Number 43 car driven by Bubba Wallace on pit row before the start of the Daytona 500 in Florida, Feb. 16, 2020. The Air Force Recruiting Service has partnered with Richard Petty Motorsports for the last 12 years to help inspire the nation's brightest and most competitive minds to join the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Air Force Recruiting Service)

Lt Gen Webb talking to Richard Petty.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, talks to Richard Petty prior to the start of the Daytona 500 here Feb. 16, 2020. Webb attended the race to ceremoniously swear in 20 of the Air Force's newest enlistees and thanked Richard Petty Motorsports for partnering with the Air Force Recruiting Service for 12 years to inspire the nation's brightest and most competitive young women and men to join the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

General Webb talks to Bubba Wallace

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb (right), commander of Air Education and Training Command, talks with Bubba Wallace (center), driver of the Richard Petty Motorsports Number 43 race car, on pit row before the start of the Daytona 500 in Florida, Feb. 16, 2020. Richard Petty Motorsports has partnered with Air Force Recruiting Service for 12 years to help inspire the nation's brightest and most competitive minds to join the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Air Force Recruiting Service)

General addresses Daytona 500 crowd

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, addresses the crowd at the Daytona 500 during an oath of enlistment ceremony at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, Feb. 16, 2020. The recruits were ceremoniously sworn in before the start of the race. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

President Donald Trump address crowd

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb (center), commander of Air Education and Training Command, along with other U.S. Air Force Airmen and some of the service's newest enlistees, listen as President Donald Trump addresses the crowd at the Daytona 500 during pre-race festivities at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, Feb. 16, 2020. Twenty of the Air Force's newest recruits were ceremoniously sworn in by Webb before the start of the race. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

Military personnel saluting.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, salutes during the national anthem before the start of the Daytona 500 in Florida, Feb. 16, 2020. The Total Force recruits were ceremoniously sworn in before the start of the race. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Air Force Recruiting Service)

Airmen talking

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, talks to 20 of the Air Force’s newest enlistees prior to the start of the Daytona 500 here Feb. 16, 2020. The recruits were ceremoniosly sworn in before the start of the race. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

Lt Gen Webb talking to Bubba Wallace.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, talks to NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace of the Air Force-sponsored #43 race car prior to the start of the Daytona 500 here Feb. 16, 2020. Webb attended the race to ceremoniously swear in 20 of the Air Force's newest enlistees and thanked Wallace, along with Richard Petty Motorsports for partnering with the Air Force Recruiting Service for 12 years to inspire the nation's brightest and most competitive young women and men to join the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

General high-fives one of the Air Force's newest enlistees
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb (center), commander of Air Education and Training Command, congratulates one of the Air Force's newest enlistees after an oath of enlistment ceremony at the Daytona 500 in Florida, Feb. 16, 2020. The recruits were ceremoniously sworn in before the start of the race. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

General talking to Airmen.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, talks to 20 of the Air Force’s newest enlistees prior to the start of the Daytona 500 here Feb. 16, 2020. The recruits were ceremoniously sworn in before the start of the race. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo / Master Sgt. Chance Babin)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With a crowd estimated to be around 100,000 looking on, 30 of the Air Force’s newest Total Force enlistees were ceremoniously sworn into the service prior to the start of the Daytona 500 here Feb. 16, 2020.

Before the start of NASCAR's biggest race of the year, Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, delivered the oath of enlistment that signifies recruits' official entrance into the Air Force to 26 active-duty recruits and four recruits headed to the U.S Air Force Reserve.

In an official AETC Command Team Facebook post, Webb remarked “Started the day off at the #Daytona500 right, inspired by young men & women who have volunteered to serve in the world’s greatest Air & Space Force! These young Americans represent every core value we hold dear & can’t wait to see what heights they climb to!”

Webb also noted the opportunity to experience the Air Force Recruiting Service’s “Shadow Strike,” which is a 4D immersive experience that allows participants to experience what it is like to be part of a special missions operation, calling it “amazing” while thanking AFRS professionals for their work.

Prior to the swearing in ceremony, Webb also took time out on his official Facebook page to recognize AFRS’s extended marketing partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports, saying, “Caught up with “The King” of NASCAR, Richard Petty! For 12 years now, RP Motorsports has partnered with U.S. Air Force Recruiting to help us inspire the nation’s most brightest & competitive men & women to serve in our United States Air Force & now, United States Space Force! Bubba Wallace drives the AF-sponsored #43 car in today’s “Super Bowl” of racing! We’re rooting for you Bubba! –bw.”

The Air Force Recruiting Service mission is to inspire, engage and recruit the next generation of Airmen and Space Professionals and accesses than 31,000 members each year. It places emphasis on recruiting people with no prior military service into one of more than 130 enlisted career opportunities. For more information about joining the Air Force, go to https://www.airforce.com/.

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