The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. is a special and highly coveted location to have a military ceremony. Military families have to request availability as soon as possible to ensure they're able to to get their desired date for the promotion, reenlistment, or commissioning ceremony. Yesterday, Major Yerrick has been blessed to received one of those highly prized dates for his promotion ceremony to Lieutenant Colonel. Major Yerrick's family arrived and we were able to photograph them having fun and welcoming their guest prior to their ceremony.
The ceremony began with the singing of a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem followed by the Invocation.
Colonel Blauser addressed Major Yerrick's friends and family in the Rotunda. In addition, he discussed the significance of Major Yerrick's military career and why the Air Force believed he should be promoted to the next rank.
Colonel Blauser, also presented Major Yerrick's wife with her own set of insignia and thanked her for the support of her husband's military career. As a military spouse myself, I know, spouses play an instrumental role in the success of our spouses' career.
The reading of the official promotion orders were read by two of Major Yerrick's sons.
Following the pinning on, Lieutenant Colonel was administered the Oath of Oath.
Congratulations to the Yerrick family. I wish you continued success in your Air Force career.
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