Mother of Exiles


September 23, 2021

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Wyoming Air National Guard Administrative Specialists Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Ballenger and Tech. Sgt. Shyloh Vallot with New York Air Guardsmen, 2nd Lt. Kristin Harosia just after they assisted the emergency delivery of a baby born to an Afghan guest of Operation Allies Refuge at McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Force Base, New Jersey.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The symbol of our country is a woman, a mother, who would sacrifice anything for the sake of her children. This is no accident.

Through a stroke of good timing and determination, two Airmen from the 153d Airlift Wing in Cheyenne, Wyoming, made Lady Liberty proud on the night of Sept. 10, 2021.

In an emergency delivery, a child was delivered by administrative specialists Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer N. Ballenger and Tech. Sgt. Shyloh A. Vallot, to a guest family from Afghanistan.

Wanting to help evacuate those in need from Afghanistan, Ballenger and Vallot volunteered for a...

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