Air Force Senior Airman Jeffrey B. Taluc has deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to serve in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The servicemember is regularly assigned to the North Fort Myers area based in 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.
Taluc is an aircraft structural maintenance journeyman has served in the military for five years.
He is the son of Patti N. Miller of West Lakeview Blvd., North Fort Myers, and Stan D. Taluc of Mahogany Run, Fort Myers, Fla.
Taluc graduated in 2003 from North Fort Myers High School, North Fort Myers.