Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Oregon Senate President hosts Bangladeshi delegation at State Capitol

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120502-F-TK422-186, a photo by oregonmildep on Flickr.

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney (center), speaks to Lt. Gen. Abdul Wadud, Principle Staff Officer for the Armed Forces Division, Bangladesh, in the Governor's Ceremonial Office during a visit to the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Ore., May 2.

Wadud was accompanied by Lt. Col. Mohammad Tawhid-ul-Islam and Capt. Gazi Mosharrof Hossain as part of a State Partnership Program visit to Oregon.

The group is visiting Oregon National Guard facilities throughout the state, and is also scheduled to visit with Oregon Guard members who are participating in the Vigilant Guard Exercise, May 1-6, which is being conducted in coordination with U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Also meeting with Courtney were Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon; Cameron Smith, Governor's Chief of Staff; Brig. Gen. Mike Caldwell, Deputy Director, Oregon Military Department; and Oregon Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Bruce Prunk, Assistant Adjutant General-Air.

For more information on Oregon's State Partnership Program, visit the National Guard Bureau SPP page at: http://www.nationalguard.mil/features/spp/default.aspx

(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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