Monday, July 6, 2009

Hokanson leads Oregon soldiers to Iraq

Col. Dan Hokanson, commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, greets a role-playing sheik during a training exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga. Hokanson is a resident of Keizer, Oregon. Photo by Spc. Cory Grogan, 41 IBCT Public Affairs.

It's been a busy weekend in the press for the Oregon National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Over the weekend, Salem Statesman-Journal columnist Capi Lynn published a great profile on 41 IBCT commander, Col. Dan Hokanson.

Hokanson will lead some 3,000 members of the Oregon Army National Guard through a year-long deployment in Iraq. The group just completed their mobilization training at Fort Stewart, Ga., and conducted a mobilization ceremony over the July 4 weekend.

To read the Salem-Statesman Journal article, go here. The write-up also contains quick facts about Hokanson and the brigade he commands. To see a photo library of the brigade's training, go here.

Members of the brigade's Public Affairs team have also created a Facebook page, and their very own blog. To see a video of some of their training at Camp Roberts, Calif., visit our official YouTube page link here.

And speaking of blogs, our thanks to Mike Francis of the Oregonian for mentioning the sendoff in Georgia over the weekend in his blog, Oregon At War. Read his posts here and here.

We wish them all God speed and good luck.

Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Social Media Manager, Oregon National Guard

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