Wednesday, July 22, 2009

U.S. Air Force four-star general meets founder of Camp Rosenbaum

During a visit to the State of Oregon, Gen. Victor E. Renuart, Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, shares a lighthearted moment with retired Assistant Adjutant General, Oregon, Brig. Gen. Fred M. Rosenbaum after they were introduced during Camp Rosenbaum, July 22. (Oregon National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson, Oregon Military Dept. Public Affairs).

“Camp Rosenbaum” was aptly named after its founder, who served as Chairman of the Housing Authority of Portland, and founded the annual youth camp nearly 40 years ago.

Rosenbaum recounted how he brought his own children to the Army post in the late 60s, and how the visits were the genesis to hold an annual camp there, which would provide an enjoyable experience for less fortunate youth.

This year marks the 39th year Camp Rosenbaum has helped children from housing authorities from Oregon and southwest Washington. Volunteers from the Portland Police, Oregon National Guard and nine housing authorities throughout Oregon and Washington participate in the annual event.

The Oregonian's Mike Francis also visited the camp, and wrote a blog. You can read all about it here. He also posted a link to writer Lori Tobias' article, here.

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

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