Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oregon Soldiers train in Oman

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An Oregon National Guard Soldier from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, communicates with members of his squad and Soldiers of the Royal Army of Oman’s 11th Brigade, Western Frontier Regiment, at the Rubkut Training Range, Jan. 24. Oregon National Guard Soldiers spent two weeks training with Omani Soldiers, and a platoon from the 125th Forward Support Company from Joint Base Lewis McCord, Wash., during an U.S. Army Central-sponsored event designed to share knowledge and build diplomatic relations. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Oregon RTI Soldiers continue building relations between Bangladesh, U.S.

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Staff Sgt. Tyson Pardun helps a platoon of Bangladeshi military understand a basic splint during Exercise Shanti Doot-3, in Bangladesh, March 15. The Oregon Army National Guard Soldier was asked to assist with the exercise as a result of the Oregon National Guard State Partnership Program between Oregon and Bangladesh. The exercise is a Bangladesh armed forces hosted and U.S. Pacific Command Global Peace Operations Initiative supported joint multi-national exercise designed to give operations, logistics, planning, and tactical peace-keeping training to members of 13 different countries in preparation for United Nations Peace-keeping Operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jon Dyer, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Oregon Soldiers compete for Best Warrior at Camp Rilea this weekend

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Sgt. Jason Scott of the Oregon Army National Guard lunges over a barrier on the obstacle course at Camp Rilea, March 17, in Warrenton, Ore at the Best Warrior Challenge. The competition tests Soldiers from around the state with various events designed to test mental and physical fitness. Winners will be scheduled to compete in the national Soldier of the Year competition. Photo by Spc. Cory Grogan, 115 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Oregon Army National Guard.

To see the rest of the photos from this event, visit our official Flickr page, here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Oregon National Guard participates in End of Operations Ceremony for Umatilla Chemical Depot

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Mr. John Nerger, Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, speaks to attendees at the End of Operations Ceremony for the Umatilla Chemical Depot at the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce in Hermiston, Ore., March 15. Nerger told employees and workers at the facility that they should find satisfaction in completing a difficult job and making a lasting impact on the community and the country. “You can choose to read history, or you can choose to make history,” Nerger said. “I think what you’ve done here (at Umatilla) is to make history.” The ceremony marked the official end of chemical processing at the facility, and the start of the transfer of ownership to the Oregon National Guard and community partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Public Affairs).

Check out more photos from last night's ceremony in Hermiston, on our official Flickr page here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Oregon Airmen train during Red Flag Exercise at Nellis AFB

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Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Shelburne, crew chief at the 142nd Fighter Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base, marshals out an F-15C Eagle during Red Flag 12-3 March 8, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Oregon Soldiers, Airmen continue training during Exercise Shanti Doot 3 in Bangladesh

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Oregon Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Darrin Culp, of the 249th Regional Training Institute in Monmouth, Ore., oversees two Nepalese soldiers as they tend to their role-playing comrade during a medical emergency scenario on the first day of Exercise Shanti Doot 3, in Bangladesh March 9. Culp and his fellow Soldiers were invited to participate as a battlefield lifesaving technique instructors through the State Partnership Program between Oregon and Bangladesh. Exercise Shanti Doot 3 is a Bangladesh armed forces-hosted and U.S. Pacific Command Global Peace Operations Initiative supported joint multi-national exercise designed to give operations, logistics, planning and tactical peace-keeping training to members of 13 different countries in preparation for United Nations Peace-keeping Operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jon Dyer, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs) (Released).

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oregon State Partnership Program visits Bangladesh as part of Exercise Shanti Doot-3

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Platoon members from Bangladesh and Nepal form up in preparation for instruction at the start of Exercise Shanti Doot-3 in Bangladesh, March 6. The exercise, held at the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operations Training (BIPSOT) Rajendrapur Cantonment, was hosted by the Bangladesh armed forces, and supported by the U.S. Pacific Command Global Peace Initiative. The multinational exercise is designed to give operations, logistics, planning, and tactical peace-keeping training to members of 13 different countries in preparation for United Nations peacekeeping operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jon Dyer, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oregon National Guard 102nd Civil Support Team member receives national level recognition

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Mr. Frank Hudoba, National Guard Bureau Chief for the Weapons of Mass Destruction/Civil Support Team Branch (left), recognizes Oregon National Guard Capt. Richard Hosmer, Nuclear Medicine Science Officer for the 102 Civil Support Team, with the Einstein Award during the National CST Working Group Conference, March 4, in Atlanta, Ga. The award recognizes Hosmer for his proficiency and technical competency on all testing platforms for the Civil Support Team. Hosmer is one of only seven scientists throughout the national CST community to receive the award two years in a row. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Friday, March 2, 2012

Oregon Soldiers mobilize in support of CENTCOM missions in the MiddleEast

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber speaks to members of the Forward Support Medical Team of the Oregon Army National Guard's Charlie Co., 7-158 Aviation, following the unit’s mobilization ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem, Ore., March 2. The Governor joined Salem Mayor Anna Peterson and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, at the ceremony. Nineteen Soldiers from the unit will spend approximately one year in the Middle East in support of Central Command MEDEVAC missions there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Oregon National Guard hosts veterans, advocates and resource providers at semi-annual Reintegration Summit in Salem

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Dr. Suzanne Best, co-author of “Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan” speaks to veterans, advocates and resource providers at an Oregon National Guard Reintegration Summit, March 1, at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore. Best called Oregon the national leader in reintegration services for service members, veterans and their families, and said with that comes a lot of responsibility. “We are the model for the nation,” Best said. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cory Grogan, Joint Transition Assistance Public Affairs).