Surge Babies

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November 15, 2008. Fayetteville, NC..One thousand Army wives and active duty soldiers pregnant with what the locals call ?surge babies? were celebrated at the biggest military baby shower ever. These babies were conceived when.troops from the 82nd Airborne Division, deployed to Iraq for the surge of forces in January 2007, began returning home to Fort Bragg in November.. Shari Jonas, right, who is 8 months pregnant and a military spouse, waits for the doors to open. her husband, E-4 Mark Jonas, returned from a 15 month tour in iraq in February.