Army National Guard Spec. Stephannie N. Richards 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.

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

Richards, an intelligence analyst, is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 104th General Support Aviation Battalion, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. She has served in the military for six years.

She is a 2004 graduate of Panther Valley High School.