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PFC Andrew Bray, Quartermaster Detachment 330th Movement Control, battalion 82nd Sustainment Brigade, stationed out of Fort Bragg, NC has reenlisted for three more years of service to his country.
Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery C. Mead 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.
Mead, a cannon crewmember, is a member of the 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Nanticoke, PA. He has served in the military for 23 years.
He is the son of Donald I. and Evelyn M. Mead of Montrose, PA.
The sergeant graduated in 1983 from Montrose Area High School, and received a bachelor's degree in 1988 from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. He earned a master's degree in 1994 from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
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