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Army Spec. Jay E. Jacobs/St.Thomas

May 6, 2005 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Army Spec. Jay E. Jacobs has deployed to Iraq to support the mission 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.
Jacobs is an Abrams tank system maintainer who is normally assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Barstow, Calif.
He is the son of Barbara and George E. Jacobs of Queen St., Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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