Tuesday, August 14, 2012

1186 Military Police Company commander discusses tour in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Maj. Jack Gillentine, commander of the 1186 Military Police Company, an Oregon Army National Guard unit currently deployed in Kabul, Afghanistan, discusses his unit's past year in a video interview conducted by the Oregon Guard's 115 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

The interview is available on the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System website:
http://www.dvidshub.net/video/151664/oregon-mp-commander-reflects-afghanistan-tour

The 1186 MP Co., consisting of approximately 180 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers from throughout the state, deployed to Afghanistan in October 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit provides force protection, personal security for high profile visitors, and trains the Afghan National Police in their area. The unit is scheduled to return to Oregon in fall 2012.

The 115 MPAD, consisting of approximately 18 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers, arrived in Afghanistan in July. The unit provides theater-level public affairs support with print and broadcast media operations.

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