Change is coming to the Air Force:
CNN JUST IN: U.S.Air Force ends mandatory "So help me God" part of enlistment oath
— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) September 17, 2014
More from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
A Creech Air Force Base technical sergeant who scratched the words “so help me God” from his oath paperwork will be allowed to re-enlist, according to a legal opinion issued Wednesday by the Secretary of Defense General Counsel.
“The resulting opinion concluded that an individual may strike or omit the words ‘So help me God’ from an enlistment or appointment oath if preferred,” Lt. Col. Christoper P. Karns, an Air Force spokesman, wrote in an email.
He said the Air Force will soon update its instructions, but the policy change is effective now.
So far, reaction is mixed:
— paulyballgame ?? (@paulyballgame) September 17, 2014
Good move… RT @vplus: CNN JUST IN: U.S.Air Force ends mandatory "So help me God" part of enlistment oath
— Pat120 (@Pat120) September 17, 2014
@cdyjr Ultimately, they serve the country. What God they believe (or don't) believe in doesn't mean a lick so long as they uphold the oath.
— Black d20 (@OnyxIcosahedron) September 17, 2014
— American Atheists (@AmericanAtheist) September 17, 2014
Let the butt hurt commence "@vplus: CNN JUST IN: U.S.Air Force ends mandatory "So help me God" part of enlistment oath"
— Andrew (@ndyWillis) September 17, 2014
— Poont (@Tendin2) September 17, 2014
I took the oath when I was sworn in & it made me feel good! I'm not sure I want the man next to me to reject this oath.
— Rocky from Nebraska (@rockonblaze) September 17, 2014
— Jason Spears (@jasonalanspears) September 17, 2014