August 29, 2012
From left, Ashley Adams, Crystal Fichter, Aileen Brasse, Laura Piper. As the only one in the group with the experience of one already, Crystal had to show the other expectant moms how it's done, as they tried to prepare to transport the baby furniture won as a door prize.
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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.