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Video: Getting Ready for Military Fatherhood

July 16, 2019

Becoming a first-time father is no easy feat, but learning how to raise a child while serving in the military is a whole new world entirely. Air Force Master Sgt. David Ducker shares his own experience on entering fatherhood and how the military’s resources helped to support him and his growing family.

A man and a woman kiss while posing in front of a building in Italy.
Engagement Pose
The Duckers pose for engagement photos in Italy in April 2016. They are expecting their first child in August 2019.
Photo By: Photo courtesy of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Samantha Ducker
VIRIN: 190520-D-ZZ999-012C
Two airmen pose for a selfie photo in uniform.
School Graduation
Air Force Master Sgt. David Ducker and then-Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Ducker pose for a selfie at an Airman Leadership School graduation, in Philadelphia in August 2017. The Duckers are expecting their first child in August 2019.
Photo By: Photo courtesy of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Samantha Ducker
VIRIN: 190520-D-ZZ999-009C

Video by Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Manuel Najera, DOD