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Hometown News – Spain

Hometown News – Spain

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:21 am

Jared E. Spain Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jared E. Spain has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to 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. Spain, a military police member with 18 years of military service, is regularly assigned to the 168th Military Police Battalion, Dyersburg. He is the son of Wanda J. Phelps of Gleason and Freddy R. Spain of Chicago, Ill. wcp 12-9-08

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