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Independence Day ceremony welcomes newly naturalized U.S. citizens

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, applauds as new U.S. citizens are recognized during a naturalization ceremony July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Twenty-four immigrants, originally from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, received their U.S. citizenship at the District Court of Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, applauds as new U.S. citizens are recognized during a naturalization ceremony July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Twenty-four immigrants, originally from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, received their U.S. citizenship at the District Court of Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

Frances Marie Tydingco-Gatewood, chief judge District Court of Guam, listens as Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, addresses newly naturalized U.S. citizens July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Twenty-four immigrants, originally from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, received their U.S. citizenship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

Frances Marie Tydingco-Gatewood, chief judge District Court of Guam, listens as Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, addresses newly naturalized U.S. citizens July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Twenty-four immigrants, originally from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, received their U.S. citizenship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, right, congratulates Hargopal Sachdev, center, on his naturalization as U.S. citizen July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Toth welcomed 24 new citizens as Americans and encouraged them to value their individual heritage as they embrace their new home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, right, congratulates Hargopal Sachdev, center, on his naturalization as U.S. citizen July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Toth welcomed 24 new citizens as Americans and encouraged them to value their individual heritage as they embrace their new home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, addresses 24 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Toth encouraged the recipients to value their heritage, while embracing their identity as Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander, addresses 24 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Toth encouraged the recipients to value their heritage, while embracing their identity as Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

A new U.S. citizen reads the Oath of Allegiance July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Twenty-four applicants received their U.S citizenship during a naturalization ceremony held in conjunction with Independence Day weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

A new U.S. citizen reads the Oath of Allegiance July 2, 2015, in Hagåtña, Guam. Twenty-four applicants received their U.S citizenship during a naturalization ceremony held in conjunction with Independence Day weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

Hagåtña, Guam --

The commander of the 36th Wing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, welcomed 24 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony July 2 here.

 

During the ceremony at Guam's U.S. District Court, Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth congratulated immigrants from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam on their new citizenship status and encouraged them to value their own heritage as they embrace their new home as American.