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Military News of Virgin Islanders – May 2005

Editor's note: The Source newspapers publish available information about Virgin Islanders who are serving their country in the military. For earlier notices, see previous months' files in this section.
Please e-mail information about yourself or any family member serving in these regards to source@viaccess.net. Provide the individual's full name, age, rank, service branch or organization, home island, immediate family members in the Virgin Islands, brief description of education and training, and, if possible, a description of where the person is based or has been deployed. Please limit the information to about 200 words. We welcome photos.
Air Force Senior Airman Monique George/St.Thomas
May 6, 2005 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Air Force Senior Airman Monique George is currently deployed to Southwest Asia in the Persian Gulf region to support the mission of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Fla.
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.
George, a senior emergency actions controller, is the daughter of Theodora Creque-Smith of Bournefield, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
She is a 2001 graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas.

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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