FT. DIX—Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Graca M. Ruivo, daughter of Irene Santos of Elizabeth, is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom.
Soldiers return to Fort Dix for debriefing, evaluations and out-processing procedures before returning to their regularly assigned Army Reserve or National Guard units.
Ruivo, a human resource specialist, is assigned to Company B, 112th Field Artillery, Toms River.
The sergeant graduated in 1985 from Elizabeth High School, and earned a master’s degree in 2007 from Kean University.
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