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Army National Guard Sgt. Raven V. Matulevich has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.
Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq's economic and governmental infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq's sovereignty and independence as a democracy.
Matulevich, a human intelligence collector, is normally assigned to the 556th Military Intelligence Company, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Philadelphia, PA. She has six years of military service.
She is the daughter of Gary and Sheryl Matulevich of Hop Bottom, PA.
The sergeant is a 2002 graduate of Mountain View Junior-Senior High School, Kingsley, PA.
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