June 5, 2009

Military Personnel Become US Citizens During Legacy Week

USCIS and Armed Forces Join USS Midway Museum in Special Celebration Saluting Service Members

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed almost 100 military personnel as new U.S. citizens aboard the USS Midway Museum on Thursday, May 28 as part of Legacy Week celebrations. Members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy were sworn in on the same flight deck where more than 225,000 American veterans served during the ship’s 47-year career.

Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Sgt. Jairo Luciano from Mexico who now calls Santa Ana home, proudly displays his Certificate of Naturalization.

U.S. District Court Judge Dana M. Sabraw administered the Oath of Allegiance. Vice Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III, Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, was the keynote speaker, the highest-ranking military officer ever to speak at a military naturalization ceremony in the Navy Region Southwest. Admiral Mac McLaughlin, President of the USS Midway Museum, and USCIS San Diego District 24 Director Paul Pierre will greeted the service members and their families.

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