Monday, November 22, 2010

Night Eagles


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Originally uploaded by oregonmildep
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. -- An F-15C Eagle from the 142nd Fighter Wing approaches a Fairchild KC-135 Stratotanker during a night refueling mission Nov. 18, 2010. The Eagles, part of the Oregon Air National Guard, were on a training mission. (Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski).

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oregon Guard assists with search for missing plane


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Originally uploaded by oregonmildep
An Oregon Army National Guard OH-58 helicopter takes off from the Maj. Charles L. Deibert Operations Facility in Salem, Ore., to assist with a search and rescue near Umatilla, Ore., Nov. 15. The Oregon Army National Guard joined the Washington County Civil Air Patrol and local first responders in the search for a Cessna aircraft reported to have gone down near Johnson’s Ridge in the Umatilla National Forest. (Photo by Kim Lippert, Oregon Military Department, Public Affairs Office).

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kulongoski visits Bangladesh as part of ongoing Oregon State Partnership Program development


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Originally uploaded by oregonmildep
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski meets with Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina Wazed,during a visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nov. 10. The Governor led a team of State Partnership Program members who met with senior military and civilian officials as part of the ongoing development of the program, which partners individual states’ national guard units with emerging democratic governments throughout the world. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State Partnership Program).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oregon’s Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen participate in theVeterans Day Parade in Albany, Ore.


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Originally uploaded by oregonmildep
The Oregon National Guard Joint Forces Color Guard, leads Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen in the Albany Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11. Various units and individuals from throughout the Oregon National Guard participated in the parade, along with groups from local schools, military groups, civilian and rotary clubs and civic groups. The event has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).
To see more photos from this event, go here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Redhawks come home to roost

Photo courtesy of Paul Carter. To see more of his photos on Flickr, go here.

Six F-15C aircraft and 131 Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard began returning to the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore., Nov. 8, following a month-long overseas training tour in support of Exercise Iron Falcon in the United Arab Emirates.

The Airmen took part in a joint-force, international exercise which brought togetehr Gulf Cooperation Council nations and other countries to strengthen military-to-military relationships, promote regional security, improve combined tactical air operations, and enhance working relationships between the partner nations.

The U.S. Air Force has actively participated in this exercise since November 2004.


Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon Military Department Social Media Manager

Monday, November 8, 2010

162 Engineer Soldiers go Rogue for a day


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Originally uploaded by Rogue Ales

Rogue Brewing showed up at the 162 Engineer Company demob ceremony on Friday, and handed out a free beer to every Soldier who participated in the ceremony.

Rogue made a special label to commemorate the unit, who spent a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. The Oregon Soldiers cleared over 15,000 miles of roads, during more than 6,000 hours of active missions, and nearly 200 IED events during their deployment.

Soldiers in the unit earned more than 13 Bronze Star Medals, 78 Combat Action Badges, 60 Army Commendation Medals and five Purple Heart Medals.

To see more photos from the demob ceremony, visit Rogue's Flickr page here.

Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon Military Department Social Media Manager

Friday, November 5, 2010

Oregon Soldier injured in Afghanistan attends his unit's demobilization ceremony via Skype


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Originally uploaded by oregonmildep
Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon (left), and State Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk Conley (center), speak to Pvt. 1st Class Derek Cork via Skype, following the demobilization ceremony for the Oregon Army National Guard’s 162 Engineer Co., Nov. 5, in Dallas, Ore. Cork, who was injured during the unit’s year-long deployment to Afghanistan, is recovering at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He was able to “virtually” participate in his unit’s demobilization via the Internet software and mobile phone. The 162 Engineers were credited with clearing more than 15,000 miles of roads during more than 6,000 hours of active missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oregon's 162 Engineers return home!


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Originally uploaded by oregonmildep
Oregon Army National Guard Capt. Bob Baca, Commander of the 162 Engineer Company, greets his daughter Kennedy (left), and son Baylor, after his unit arrived in Dallas, Ore., Nov. 4. Baca returned to the Pacific Northwest Oct. 30, along with more than 80 of his fellow Oregon Soldiers following a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. From left to right are; wife Danielle, daughter Kennedy, 9, and son Baylor, 5. The 162 Engineers were credited with clearing more than 15,000 miles of roads during more than 6,000 hours of active missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).