August 29, 2012
Photo by Andrea Worker/The Connection
From left, Julie Clemente of McLean is a member of the First Lady's Initiatives Team Efforts (FLITE); Heidi Murkoff is the author of the best-selling "What to Expect" pregnancy and parenting series of books, website resources and apps; Jamilia Shipman, executive director of Operations for Operation Homefront DC Metro, and local meteorologist Kim Martucci, who did the honors as the emcee.
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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.