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Master Sgt. Meagan Roberts sits in the lactation room at Air Force Recruiting Service headquarters at JBSA-Randolph. Master Sgt. Meagan Roberts remembers how it was trying to pump breast milk for her first baby as a Security Forces cop on an Air Force base in Missouri. That was eight years ago, but it might as well have been the Stone Age. In those days, she would scrounge for a private space. Sometimes it was a closet or an office. Other times, it was a Lenco BearCat, an armored personnel carrier. By Jeremy Blackman, Laura Garcia and Emily Foxhall, Staff writers By Elizabeth Zavala, Staff writer Armed with supplies she brought from home, Roberts pumped as much as she could, for as long as she could, but it wasn’t easy because she wasn’t the only Security Forces airman on duty and had a job to do. “I didn’t nurse as long with my other two children,” said Roberts, 34, a mother of three. Her youngest child, Nova, is 7 months old. Recognizing the need for liberalizing the rules and finding ways of keeping women in uniform as they return to work after childbirth, the Air Force has instituted a workplace makeover for women who are back on duty and nursing their babies. `The policy, established last year and updated six months ago, gives female airmen more flexibility with lactation breaks and mandates private rooms with access to a refrigerator so mothers can store their milk. It’s similar to other emerging […]