Air Force Senior Airman Melyne R. Carson has returned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. after being deployed to an overseas forward-operating location 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.
The airman is a security forces journeyman with five years of military service.
She is the daughter of Robert and Maxine Huff of Shore Front Parkway.
Her husband, R. Chris, is the son of Paula Carson of Greenville, S.C.
Carson is a 1997 graduate of the Murry Bergtraum High School, New York, N.Y.