Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Scott J. Sassaman is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraqi 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.

Sassaman, an aircraft structural repairer, is a member of Company B, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, Fort Indiantown, Annville. He has served in the military for 23 years.

He is the son of Ann M. Sassaman of Archery Club Road, New Ringgold. The staff sergeant is a 1986 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Pa.