2010-06-18 / Milestones

Rockaway Soldier Deployed To Iraq

Army National Guard Spec. Anthony Velez Jr. has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 442nd Military Police Company, Jamaica, N.Y.

The soldiers are normally activated from Army Reserve or Army National Guard units from throughout the U.S. They go through a series of in-processing procedures and training classes that prepare them for skills and situations they may face in their deployed environment.

Velez is a military police officer with six years of military service. The specialist graduated in 2004 from Beach Channel High School, Rockaway Park, New York.

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