Military: Cleveland Soldier Returning to U.S. from Middle East

Army Reserve Spec. Paige M. VanSlyke is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, respectively.

The soldiers return to Fort Dix, N.J. for debriefing, evaluations and out-processing procedures before returning to their regularly assigned Army Reserve or National Guard units.

The specialist served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Iraq Theater of Operations.

VanSlyke, a motor transport operator, is a member of the 733rd Transportation Company, Reading, Pa. She has served in the military for three years.

She is the daughter of David B. and Cindy L. VanSlyke of State Route 49, Cleveland, N.Y.

In 2003, VanSlyke graduated from Camden Senior High School, N.Y