Girl born on evacuation flight named Reach

The baby born on a military flight out of Afghanistan has been named Reach, the call sign of the aircraft, an American general told reporters.

General Tod Wolters said officials have spoken to the Afghan parents of the girl born on the C-17 as it made its way from a staging base in Qatar to Germany.

“As you can well imagine, being an Air Force fighter pilot, it’s my dream to watch that young child called Reach grow up to be a US citizen and fly United States Air Force fighters in our Air Force,” Wolters said.