Rep. Susan Davis (D-53) and a bipartisan group of Congresswomen celebrated Mother’s Day with female service members in Afghanistan.

Rep. Susan Davis, second from right, dines with soldiers at a Mother’s Day luncheon at Camp Marmel in Masar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan. Photo courtesy Davis’ office

Davis, the ranking member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, led the delegation trip with Congresswomen Martha Roby (R-AL), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Renee Ellmers (R-NC), and Cheri Bustos (D-IL).

The Congresswomen hosted female service members for a Mother’s Day luncheon where they discussed the challenges facing mothers deployed in service to their country.

The delegation also delivered Mother’s Day cards to female service members stationed at the forward operating base in Masar-E-Sharif. The cards were handmade by elementary students from the Congresswomen’s districts.

It was Davis’s ninth trip to Afghanistan. Davis initiated the first Mother’s Day trip in 2009 and has returned every year since.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.