Military Report

Lubich on second deployment

Sgt. Steven Lubich, a Military Police Officer, attached to the field MP Company, HQ Batallion, 1st Marine Division, shipped out for Iraq on Aug. 31.

Lubich was sent off by his family, his parents John and Tammy Lubich, sister Nicole Lubich, and wife Laura O'Neal Lubich, all of Carson City.

Lubich left Camp Pendelton along with 150 other MPs headed to March Air Force Base, then a 15-hour flight to Kuwait. Upon arriving in Kuwait, he was sent to an undisclosed Marine base approximately 75 miles to the west of Baghdad. Lubich will be patrolling Iraq villages and providing security for military convoys and other peace keeping missions.

Lubich arrived back from Iraq from his first deployment in May of 2008; this is his second deployment. He is expected to stay in Iraq for approximately 8-9 months during this deployment before returning to Camp Pendelton. Lubich will be based at a location in Iraq along with a long-time friend Corporal Tyler Raponi from Carson City. Lubich and Raponi grew up together in Carson City.

Tebuteb at half-way point in deployment

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anirut S. Tebuteb, son of Bunlai and Digno A. Tebuteb of Gardnerville, and fellow Marines and sailors of 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Lejeune, N.C., recently reached the halfway point in their deployment to Al Anbar province, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror.

The Marines and sailors of 3/10 have a variety of missions in Iraq including convoy escort, corrections and border security. The Convoy Security Teams escort convoys throughout western Iraq including the second phase of transporting giant electric generators from the Jordanian border to Baghdad.

Since convoys are limited to traveling 8-10 mph, moving generators took approximately a week. Other escort duties include providing security for some Iraqi Provincial leaders in the Provincial capital of Ramadi.

During the first half of their deployment, the Marines managing the two Regional Detention facilities received highest marks during an inspection by Multi National Corps-Iraq detention operations team and provost marshals. Additionally, Marines teach the Basic Iraqi Corrections Course, designed to train Iraqi leadership to manage a corrections program and train Iraqi corrections officers. The Marines are also busy preparing the old Ramadi Detention Center in an effort to relocate the Fallujah facility to Camp Ramadi.

On the Iraqi border at Waleed and Trebil, Marines and sailors have been improving their combat outposts, reducing vulnerabilities and receiving accolades from visiting senior leadership.

Many Marines in 3/10 were promoted during the deployment and the newest corporals were formally indoctrinated through the Corporal's Course, a leadership course designed to help them succeed in their new position of responsibility. Additionally, Marines continue to work on professional military education requirements as well as participate in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Tebuteb joined the Marine Corps in March 2007.

Rosa reports for basic training

Mark V. Rosa has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.

The recruit qualifies for a $40,000 enlistment bonus.

Rosa, a 2007 graduate of Luther L. Wright High School, Ironwood, Mich., reported to Fort Knox, Ky., for basic training in July 2008.

He is the son of Laurie D. Rosa of Ironwood, and Marcos H. Rosa of Dayton.

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