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Families celebrate at NICU reunion

Families who received support from Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit participate in the NICU’s annual reunion April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Camp Foster's NICU provides around-the-clock care for newborn infants on Okinawa, as well as those at other Pacific Air Forces locations whose needs can't be met by facilities at their home base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Families who received support from Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit participate in the NICU’s annual reunion April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Camp Foster's NICU provides around-the-clock care for newborn infants on Okinawa, as well as those at other Pacific Air Forces locations whose needs can't be met by facilities at their home base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A child, who received 10 days of care from Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit approaches balloons April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Each balloon attached to a goody-bag was gifted to a child whose life was saved by the NICU. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A child, who received 10 days of care from Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit approaches balloons April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Each balloon attached to a goody-bag was gifted to a child whose life was saved by the NICU. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Children receive face paint during the annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit reunion April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU provides 24-hour observation and care for prematurely born infants and takes care of an average of five patients daily. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Children receive face paint during the annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit reunion April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU provides 24-hour observation and care for prematurely born infants and takes care of an average of five patients daily. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Aya Miller, an infant who spent five days in Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, participates in the NICU’s annual reunion April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU handles non-surgical issues for any infant born in the 23rd week of pregnancy up to full-term. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Aya Miller, an infant who spent five days in Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, participates in the NICU’s annual reunion April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU handles non-surgical issues for any infant born in the 23rd week of pregnancy up to full-term. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Col. Sean L. Jersey, 18th Medical Operations Squadron commander, speaks to families who received support from Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU handles non-surgical issues for infants born in the 23rd week of pregnancy up to full-term. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Col. Sean L. Jersey, 18th Medical Operations Squadron commander, speaks to families who received support from Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU handles non-surgical issues for infants born in the 23rd week of pregnancy up to full-term. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Caleb Noordmans, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, 3rd Dental Battery dentist, embraces his son April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Noordman is a father of twins who spent one month in the care of Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Caleb Noordmans, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, 3rd Dental Battery dentist, embraces his son April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Noordman is a father of twins who spent one month in the care of Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Families who received support from Camp Foster’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit participate in the NICU’s annual reunion April 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Camp Foster's NICU provides around-the-clock care for newborn infants on Okinawa, as well as those at other Pacific Air Forces locations whose needs can't be met by facilities at their home base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)