By Maj. Christopher Bowyer-Meeder
U.S. Air Force 

Mother, son reconnect in Germany

Younger Turner stationed at Fairchild


Last updated 5/25/2023 at 9:10am

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. Crystal Turner, Critical Care Air Transport Team nurse, experienced a feeling that many mothers do when their child says, “I want to join the military.”

She described it as a mix of pride and sadness seeing her son, Airman 1st Class Don Turner, KC-135 boom operator, head off to begin his career in the U.S. Air force.

“My momma heart broke,” explained Capt. Turner. “He went as far away as he could.”

Capt. Turner is stationed at Walter Reed Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, VA., and Airman 1st Class Turner calls Fairchild Air Force Bas...

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