Military Baby

There’s a photo circulating from Malmstrom AFB (seen here: of a commander holding her Airman’s baby while all of them were staying late at work. It instantly reminded me of this photo I took back in early 2009 when I was at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio to speak with the necessary people about joining the unit as a Reservist.

I had Lola — barely three months — with me since we were out there visiting family, and my dad’s boss (the chief of safety, also a pilot) offered to hold her while I went around to talk to people. He wasn’t technically on duty that day (hence: no uniform), but was in the office to get some work done. I came back, and she was sound asleep. It was about an hour before he gave her back.