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Volunteering is a Schenher family affair: Kane, 10, mom Brein, and Laney, 6, spent hours helping to make the goodie baskets for the Military Moms. Brein holds 4-month-old Brady Cooper while his mom, Ashley, gets a few moments for herself.

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Baby Shower for Military Moms

Virginia’s First Lady, FLITE and Operation Homefront host the event at Waterford in Springfield.

It started with a phone call 28 weeks ago. What happened in between—the planning, the coordination, the logistics, the marshalling of personnel and resources, and just a lot of hard work—would have made a Pentagon strategist proud. It’s a fitting analogy since the recipients of all this effort were more than 100 expectant and new military moms, representing all branches of military service, who attended a very special group Baby Shower at The Waterford in Springfield on Aug. 21.


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