Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1186 MP CO convoys to Umatilla for training

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Motorcycle Officers from Salem Police Department escort Soldiers from the 1186th Military Police Company, Oregon Army National Guard, on Interstate 5 North, near Salem, Ore., August 30. The 1186th MP Company are convoying to Umatilla Chemical Depot in Hermiston, Ore., for training prior to their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Rutherford, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Oregon Army National Guard.)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oregon Soldiers return home!

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Oregon Army National Guard Col. Eric Bush, Commander, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, greets the first of nearly 600 Oregon Soldiers scheduled to return to the U.S. over the next few weeks. The unit was mobilized for 400 days in Iraq, in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elizabeth Canary, 116th CBCT Public Affairs).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oregon Airmen gain new commander, prepare for deployment

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, shake hands with Airmen of the 125th Special Tactics Squadron following the unit's change of command and mobilization ceremony at the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore., Aug. 23. Lt. Col. Anthony B. Capobianco replaced outgoing 125 STS commander, Maj. Jake L. Miller, who led the unit since August 2009. Nearly 30 members of the 125th Special Tactics Squadron are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan to augment an Active Duty squadron; rotations starting in the fall of 2011.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Greg Neuleib, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Oregon Guard's CST unit trains with local Eugene responders in advance of 2012 Olympic Trials

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Members of the Oregon National Guard’s 102nd Civil Support Team, and the Eugene Fire Department HAZMAT team, respond to a simulated chemical dispersal at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., during a training exercise Aug. 17, in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Trials there. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gettin' Some!

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Sgt. Maj. Timothy Bloom, of the 2-162 Infantry Battalion, fires the .50 caliber weapon on the Traffic Control Point lane while attempting to earn his Expert Infantryman's Badge at Camp Rilea, during the unit's active duty training. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Armondo Borboa, 2/162 IN BN Public Affairs Representative).

Pamela Salant meets her rescuers

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Members of the Oregon Army National Guard's Army Aviation unit participate in a press conference at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore., Aug. 8, following an interview with hiker Pamela Salant. From left to right are: Pamela Salant, patient; Maj. Neil Maunu, OH-58 spotter pilot; Lt. Col. Mark Ulvin, unit commander; Sgt. Jonathan Edwards, UH-60 crewchief; and Maj. Brian Houston, UH-60 copilot (standing). Maunu is credited with spotting Salant after she was reported missing on July 30. Ulvin, Edwards, Houston and Sgt. Ben Sjullie (not pictured) are credited with her rescue on Aug. 2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

Monday, August 8, 2011

Larry Deibert returns to facility named in his honor to view Oregon Guard's new aircraft

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Mr. Larry Deibert, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (right), speaks with Oregon Army National Guard Lt. Col. Mark Ulvin, Commander of the Oregon Army Aviation Support Facility #1, about the Oregon National Guard's new UH-60M aircraft in Salem, Ore., Aug. 7, 2011, while Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon National Guard looks on. The new aviation facility is named in honor of Deibert. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Hovie, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

Friday, August 5, 2011

Oregon's 1-82 CAV completes active duty training at Gowen Field

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Squadron Officers for the 1st Squadron, 82nd Calvary Regiment, led by Squadron Commander, Lt. Col. Chris Reese, march down a hill with the squadron guidon during annual training at Gowen Field, Idaho, July 23. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Cory Grogan 1st Squadron, 82nd Calvary Regiment).