Originally Published: October 31, 2008 12:48 a.m.
Army Reserve Cpl. Jared J. Lupin has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a 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.
Lupin, a food service supervisor with five years of military service, is regularly assigned to the 338th Military Intelligence Battalion, San Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Dan A. Lupin of Prescott, Ariz. and Lannie J. Dreves of Prescott Valley, Ariz.
The corporal is a 1999 graduate of Prescott High School.