A baby born on an evacuation flight in Afghanistan, named after the callsign of an aircraft


A baby girl born on a US evacuation plane from Afghanistan on August 21 was named after the callsign of the aircraft, the head of the US European Army told reporters on August 25.

“We had more conversations with the baby’s mom and dad,” said General Tod Walters, NATO’s commander of the Supreme Headquarters of Europe. Told reporters At a briefing from the Pentagon. “They named the girl Reach, and they did because the callsign of the C-17 aircraft that flew them from Qatar to Ramstein was Reach.”

The call sign of the aircraft is “Reach 828”.

“So that kid’s name will be Reach forever. And, as you can imagine, a young kid named Reach, an Air Force fighter pilot, grew up to be a U.S. citizen and made a U.S. Air Force fighter in the Air Force. It’s my dream to see it fly, “Walters added.

U.S. Mobile Corps Previously reported The girl’s mother was suffering from labor on an Air Force C-17 military aircraft on her way to Germany’s Ramstein Air Force Base on August 21st. Afghan women are bases in Qatar.

According to the Mobile Corps, the commander of the aircraft “decided to lower the altitude to raise the air pressure inside the aircraft, which helped stabilize and save the mother’s life.”

Upon landing, an Airman from the 86th Medical Group boarded the aircraft and helped the mother give birth to a baby girl in the cargo hold. The mother and child were then taken to a nearby medical facility and reported to be in “good condition.”

Last week there were two other births by Afghan special immigrant visa holders. These two babies gave birth without boarding an aircraft, but at the Landstuhl Community Medical Center, a military hospital run by the US Army in Landstuhl, Germany.

“All three babies are fine,” Walters said on August 25.

As of early August 26, the United States and its allies had evacuated more than 88,000 people from Afghanistan since August 15, including 19,000 in the last 24 hours. The U.S. military said the plane was taking off every 39 minutes, according to Reuters.

However, the US Embassy in Kabul advised Americans not to move to the airport and airport gates late August 25, due to security threats, unless otherwise instructed.

Since the Taliban terrorist organization took full control of Kabul’s Afghan capital on August 15, crowds have flooded the gates of Kabul Airport, desperately demanding that US allies leave the country.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters in Kabul on August 24 that he would complete all foreign evacuation by August 31 and accept “no extension” of the deadline.

Mimi Nguyen Lee

Mimi Nguyen Ly is an Australian-based reporter. She covers world news with a focus on US news. Contact her at [email protected]

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