Laura B. Delgado is currently deployed at a forward operating base in Afghanistan serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.
Reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been mobilized, activated and deployed along with active duty members to support the war against global terrorism.
Mission objectives encompass combating the international terrorist network or regime forces outside the borders of the United States.
U.S. troops serve in South and Southwest Asia, Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, islands in the Pacific, and other countries.
The newly promoted master sergeant is an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 184th Fighter Squadron, Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith, Arkansas. She has served in the military for 10 years.
Delgado is the daughter of Donna M. and stepdaughter ofJohn K. Connolly of Canton Ave., Lehigh Acres. She received an associate degree in 2009 from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.