Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Amber T. Emery has returned to the 354th Public Affairs Mobile Detachment, Coropolis, Pa., after being deployed to an overseas 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.
Emery is a public affairs sergeant with nine years of military service.
She is the daughter of Jack L. and Dorise R. Greenlee of Schroder Road, Jacobsburg, Ohio.