First Military Babies of 2019

Written by on January 3, 2019


Look at some of the new military babies born around different military installations

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To recognize the birth of NMCP’s first baby of the Year, representatives of the Oakleaf Club of Tidewater present a gift basket to the Basking family. Makenzie was born at 12:27 a.m. to Warren and Shantell Basking.

Brig. Gen. George N. Appenzeller, Brooke Army Medical Center commander, along with Sarah Kelly, BAMC auxiliary president, and Master Sgt. Melinda Griffin, enlisted advisor to the deputy chief for patient support, present a gift basket to retired Army Sgt. Christopher and Hillary Hunt after the birth of their son, Callum Charles Hunt, at BAMC, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Jan. 2, 2019. Callum, born at 1:50 a.m. on New Year’s Day, was BAMC first baby born in 2019. (Photo by Jason W. Edwards)

With extended Navy family help…Grayson Phillip Suggs joined his parents, Michelle and Phillip, earlier than expected and arrived at 3:10 a.m. on January 1, 2019, as the first baby born in the New Year at Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Northwest Beginnings Family Birth Center. Grayson, who weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and 20 inches long, came three weeks early. Both mother and baby are doing well. The staff at Northwest Beginnings Family Birth Center was busy providing support for new parents throughout December. There were 52 new babies in the final month of 2018. Overall, Naval Hospital Bremerton recorded 490 births for 2018, an average of approximately 41 per month (Photo by Douglas H Stutz).


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