Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Philip P. Smith has deployed to Southwest Asia in the Persian Gulf region to support the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. The servicemember is regularly assigned at Ramstein Air Base, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Wing members provide support for the U.S. Central Command's Air Forces mission, assisting in the full spectrum of fueling and aerial refueling operations to U.S. and coalition aircraft engaged in the war on terrorism in the region. Flight crews fly thousands of combat refueling sorties delivering aircraft fuel in the millions of pounds. Smith, a standardization officer/instructor pilot with 34 years of military service. He is the son of Mrs. Patrica T. Smith of McKinley St., Lake Placid.