Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Margaret A. Clifford has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, New Jersey, in preparation for deployment to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations. The soldier is a member of the 811th Ordnance Division, Rainville.
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.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South and Southwest Asia, Iraq, Arabian peninsula, islands in the Pacific and Europe.
The sergeant is an ammunition specialist and has served in the military for 27 years.
She graduated in 1981 from Pocahontas County High School.