Area Army Reserve captain set for overseas deployment

Published 10:39 pm Saturday, March 7, 2009

Army Reserve Capt. Karin T. Pack 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.

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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.

Pack, a commander with 21 years of military service, is normally assigned to the 332nd Ordnance Battalion, Kenova, W.Va.

She is the daughter of Charles and Sue Mann of Township Road 1327, South Point.

Her husband, Steven, is the son of Donald and Joan Pack of Meachem Drive, Barboursville, W.Va.

The captain graduated in 1985 from South Point High School, and received a master’s degree in 1997 from Marshall University, W.Va.

She earned an additional master’s degree in 2006 from the University of Phoenix, Ariz.