by Steve Pivnick, 81st Medical Group Public Affairs - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Three Air Force siblings recently found themselves at the same duty location for the first time in their 13-year careers.
Maj. Amber Barker is commander of the 81st Medical Group’s education and training flight. Maj. Amalia DiVittorio was on temporary duty here from the Pentagon to implement the 81st MDG’s MiCare program, a web-based program enabling patients to communicate securely and privately with their health-care team. Tech. Sgt. John Alex Jordan was attending Keesler’s Mathies NCO Academy from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He graduated May 24 with his wife and children in attendance at the graduation luncheon.
Barker pointed out, “We have visited one another at different duty stations,” Baker said. “But for the first time, our careers led us all to Keesler for duty — at least for a short week.”
Coincidentally, DiVittorio once was assigned to the 81st MDG and also worked in the education and training flight.
Barker added, “Our dad, Jack Jordan — a retired KC-135 pilot and Air Force Junior ROTC instructor, came to town for the unplanned family reunion. Our mom, designated ‘General Jenny’ Jordan, was in Washington, D.C., to watch over Amalia’s kids since her husband Ernesto, an Air Force lieutenant colonel, is on temporary duty to Hickam AFB, Hawaii. I’m not sure we could be more of a proud Air Force family!”