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News | Dec. 15, 2020

Identical twins choose to serve together

By Abe Dawoud Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion Public Affairs

For the Wied twins, choosing to serve in the military was engrained in their upbringing.

“Our father is currently a master sergeant with the Air Force here at McGuire Air Force Base, (N.J.), and part of what made our upbringing so unique and interesting was the fact that we both traveled and explored the United States with him,” said Cade Wied.

Inseparable since birth, Cade Wied and his identical brother, Cameron, both took their oath of enlistment and joined the Army as information technology specialists.

“Setting myself up for success was the primary reason why I decided to join the Army,” Cameron said. “It’ll allow me to work hands on with complex networks, give me the opportunity to earn much needed certificates at no cost, but most importantly everything I learn as an (IT specialist) will transfer over to the private sector.”

For Cade, choosing to serve his country was twofold.

“I wanted to not only serve my country, I wanted to travel the world doing it,” Case said. “Coming from a military family, I saw firsthand how massive the United States is. With the Army, I’ll be able to travel around the world and experience new cultures and people. Both our parents are extremely proud of our decision and are pretty excited for us to start our journey with the Army.”

Both Cade and Cameron are scheduled to attend basic training together at Fort Jackson, S.C., in July, followed by advanced individual training at Fort Gordon, Ga.

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