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Air University officers transfer to U.S. Space Force

Air Force officers, assigned to Air University, raise their right hand and recite the Oath of Office during a ceremonial swear-in in Polifka Auditorium.

Air University officers raise their right hand and recite the Oath of Office, officially leaving the Air Force and joining the U.S. Space Force, during a virtual ceremonial swear-in, Oct. 5, 2020, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Col. Niki Lindhorst, Space Chair to Air University, presided over the ceremony and welcomed the service’s newest members. The USSF began transferring Airmen to Its branch September 1st of this year and will continue to do so throughout the fall months. Last Month, AU participated in a combined virtual event that oversaw more than 300 Airmen, 18 of whom were assigned to Maxwell-Gunter, transfer to the newest service of the Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)

Air Force officers, assigned to Air University, raise their right hand and recite the Oath of Office during a ceremonial swear-in in Polifka Auditorium.

An Air Force officer, assigned to Air University, recites the Oath of Office during a ceremonial swear-in, and officially ending his service in the Air Force and transferring to the U.S. Space Force, Oct. 5, 2020, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. These newest members will now be dedicated to serving the USSF’s mission, which is to organize, train and equip space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)

Air Force officers, assigned to Air University, raise their right hand and recite the Oath of Office during a ceremonial swear-in in Polifka Auditorium.

Air Force officers, assigned to Air University, raise their right hand and recite the Oath of Office as they transfer from the Air Force to the U.S. Space Force, during a ceremonial swear-in, Oct. 5, 2020, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The USSF is the Armed Forces newest branch and was established December 20, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- Air University officers raise their right hand and recite the oath of office, officially leaving the Air Force and joining the U.S. Space Force, during a virtual ceremonial swear-in, Oct. 5, 2020, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Col. Niki Lindhorst, Space Chair to Air University, presided over the ceremony and welcomed the service’s newest members. The USSF began transferring Airmen to its branch September 1st of this year and will continue to do so throughout the fall months. Last month, AU participated in a combined virtual event that oversaw the transfer of more than 300 Airmen into the USSF, 18 of whom were assigned to Maxwell-Gunter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)