Military note


Army Reserve Sgt. First Class Ralph K. Jackson has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. The soldier is a member of the Regional Training Center East, Fort Dix, Trenton, N.J.

The soldiers are normally activated from Army Reserve or Army National Guard units from throughout the U.S. They go through a series of in-processing procedures and training classes that prepare them for skills and situations they may face in their deployed environment.

Jackson, an instructor, has served in the military for 20 years.

He is the son of Ralph K. Dyer and Mary Kay Dyer, both of Bowdoinham.

His wife, Christine, is the daughter of Rick Duguay of Orange, Mass., and Trudie J. Duguay of Wilton.

In 1988, he graduated from Mount Ararat High School, Topsham, and received a bachelor’s degree in 1992 from the University of Maine at Farmington.