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Eight military members among 25 sworn in as U.S. citizens

Reported by: Michelle Velez
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Updated: 11/09/2012 12:25 pm
LAS VEGAS -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Nellis Air Force Base welcomed 25 new U.S. citizens today at Nellis AFB.The special ceremony commemorated the veterans who have guaranteed our freedom and the men and women who continue to do so.

Veterans will play key parts in this special ceremony, and include U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl W. Hoffman, who will preside and USCIS Las Vegas Field Director Leander Holston, who will welcome the new U.S. citizens. Col. Robert Garland, USAF Weapons School Commandant, Nellis Air Force Base, is the keynote speaker.

The citizens include seven members of the U.S. Air Force and one of the U.S. Army Reserve. They range in age from 21 to 69 years old and hail from 11 countries: Australia, Belarus, Canada, France, Honduras, Jamaica, Macau, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea and Togo.

The naturalization ceremony were held on Military Appreciation Day, when the annual air show reserved for military members and their families precedes Nellis Air Force Base's annual Aviation Nation, open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

-- From news release
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