Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oregon Army National Guard responds to wildfire near The Dalles

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Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Mike Buchan, of Salem, Ore., a crew chief with Charlie Co., 7-158 Aviation, looks for spot fires around the larger Government Flats Complex fire (seen in the background) from an Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter, near The Dalles, Ore., Aug. 21. The Oregon National Guard supports local authorities and first-responders fighting wild land fires throughout the state as needed. (Photo by Spc. Matthew Burnett, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Monday, August 5, 2013

1-186th Infantry Battalion assists law enforcement during wildfire response

Staff. Sgt. Steven Luthi and Staff. Sgt. Keith Dillard, with A Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, based out of Medford, Ore., speak with a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy in Grant Pass, Ore., Aug. 1. Members of the 1-186th Infantry Battalion are assisted Douglas and Josephine County law enforcement agencies with road blocks and traffic control in evacuated areas near the Douglas Complex fires. (Photo by Sgt. Amy Elker, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Oregon Governor swears in new adjutant general


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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (left) administers the oath of office to Oregon’s new adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson (right), as Kelly (center), the general’s wife, looks on during the investiture ceremony at the state capitol, in Salem, Ore., Aug. 1. Hokanson will direct, manage, and supervise the Oregon Military Department, to include the administration, discipline, organization, training and mobilization of the Oregon National Guard, the Oregon State Defense Force, and the Office of Emergency Management. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)