Army National Guard Spec. Scott G. Grigas has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location 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 people 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.

Grigas, a food service operator with 13 years of military service, is assigned to the 213th Air Defense Artillery, Spring City, Pa.

He is the son of Peter W. Grigas of Coburn Ave., Pelham, and Bonnie L. Lang of S. Nelson Drive, Kankakee, Ill.