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AE mission pilot re-enlists mother of son she saved

Capt Morgan Bielecki re-enlisting Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray.

Capt. Morgan Bielecki, Air Mobility Command Inspector General executive officer, re-enlists Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray, 375th Force Support Squadron installation personnel readiness NCO in charge, July 17, 2020, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Ray asked Bielecki to perform her re-enlistment after discovering Bielecki was the one of the pilots who helped save her son’s life. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kristin Savage)

Capt Morgan Bielecki re-enlisting Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray.

Capt. Morgan Bielecki, Air Mobility Command Inspector General executive officer, reads the oath of enlistment to Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray, 375th Force Support Squadron installation personnel readiness NCO in charge, July 17, 2020, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Bielecki saved Ray’s son life when he was a newborn. When Ray found out they were now stationed together, she didn’t hesitate to ask Bielecki to re-enlist her. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kristin Savage)

Capt Morgan Bielecki and Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray share a hug after Ray's re-enlistment ceremony.

Capt. Morgan Bielecki, Air Mobility Command Inspector General executive officer, and Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray, 375th Force Support Squadron installation personnel readiness NCO in charge, share a hug after Ray’s re-enlistment, July 17, 2020, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Bielecki was a new mom working as a pilot at Kadena Air Base, Japan when she got the call to pick up Ray’s son, Liam, for a medical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kristin Savage)

Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray helps her son, Liam, give Capt Morgan Bielecki a hug.

Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray, 375th Force Support Squadron installation personnel readiness NCO in charge, helps her son, Liam, give Capt. Morgan Bielecki, Air Mobility Command Inspector General executive officer, a hug after Ray’s re-enlistment ceremony, July 17, 2020, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Bielecki helped save Liam’s life when he was a few days old. Ray said Liam may not understand now why this is such a big deal, but someday he will. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kristin Savage)

Capt Morgan Bielecki, Staff Sgt Taylor Ray, Master Sgt. Scott Ray and their son, Liam Ray pose after Staff Sgt Ray's re-enlistment ceremony.

Capt. Morgan Bielecki, Air Mobility Command Inspector General executive officer, Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray, 375th Force Support Squadron installation personnel readiness NCO in charge, Master Sgt. Scott Ray, 375th Contracting Squadron construction flight NCO in charge, and their son, Liam Ray, pose for a photo after Staff Sgt. Ray’s re-enlistment, July 17, 2020, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Bielecki was one of the many Airmen who helped save Liam’s life when he needed to be flown from Guam to Seattle for open heart surgery at just a few days old. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kristin Savage)

Liam Ray poses with his dad's cover.

Liam Ray poses for a photo with his dad’s cover, July 17, 2020, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Ray was born with a heart condition and had to be transferred from Guam to Seattle for open heart surgery when he was a few days old. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kristin Savage)

Capt. Morgan Bielecki, Air Mobility Command Inspector General executive officer, re-enlists Staff Sgt. Taylor Ray, 375th Force Support Squadron installation personnel readiness NCO in charge, July 17, 2020, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Ray asked Bielecki to perform her re-enlistment after discovering Bielecki was the one of the pilots who helped save her son’s life. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kristin Savage)