Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

The Oregon National Guard would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy 2011!

Stay tuned early next week for the best blog stories of 2010. Feel free to share your own with our readers!

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

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all!

Wishing every Oregon Soldier, Airman, family members, friends & supporters a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Stay tuned in the next week or so for the "Best of Oregon National Guard's social media stories for 2010," right here on the official blog of the Oregon Military Department.

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

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski's 2010 Holiday greeting

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski delivers his 2010 holiday message to Oregon National Guard members and their families, from the State Capitol in Salem, Ore. Video production by MSG Thomas Hovie. Produced by the Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

We're Number One! (in 2009 at least)

Just found out this morning that the blog you're currently reading (unless of course you're reading it from our Facebook page) took the First Place award from the National Guard Bureau's Media competition for 2009.

Why so late to inform us, you ask?

With the thousands (maybe tens of thousands) of blogs submitted by our sister states' National Guard units throughout the country, and all the other social media pages which the judges had to sift through, it takes a while for winners to be named, let alone notified.

Thank you to the National Guard Bureau for the recognition. Oregon has worked very hard to build a first-class social media program, and these kudos go a long way toward justifying what we do in this program. We now have a beautiful plaque which we can hang in our office here in Salem, Ore., to show for our accomplishments.

We only hope that in your eyes (our readers and followers), that we also rate as a First Place winner!

Hope you are having a very safe and happy holiday season.

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

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Eagle Driver

Eagle Driver
Originally uploaded by Eagle Driver Wanted
A blast from the past. Oregon Air National Guard Col. Steven Gregg, in a 1990 newspaper article. Thanks to Paul Schweizerhof for finding this!