Category Archives: Military Dept.

Mobilization ceremony held for 400 National Guard soldiers

A mobilization ceremony was held Saturday to honor approximately 400 soldiers from the Oregon National Guard before they deploy to Kosovo. The mobilization ceremony is for Task Force Jungleer, which consists of soldiers from the 41st Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company, with elements of the 2nd Battalion, the 162nd Infantry Battalion and the 41st Infantry […]
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Oregon National Guard members prepare to deploy to Kosovo

About 400 citizen-soldiers in Task Force Jungleer, part of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, were honored in a mobilization ceremony Saturday in Portland as they prepare to deploy to Kosovo on a peacekeeping mission. Source: Oregon National Guard members prepare to deploy to Kosovo – KTVZ

Defense bill lacks provision to clean up Oregon National Guard bases

Oregon National Guard bases found to have trace elements of toxic fluorinated chemicals in their water supplies will not receive cleanup funding from a defense spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020, which was approved Tuesday, excluded a provision that would have designated perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl […]
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Our view | Northeast Oregon sending its best overseas

This past Tuesday’s front-page feature story in the East Oregonian describing a Christmas celebration at the Oregon National Guard Armory in Pendleton was bittersweet to read. More than 60 members of the Oregon Army National Guard 168th Aviation Regiment enjoyed a communal holiday celebration with family and colleagues before preparing to deploy to Afghanistan for […]
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Flegel Center deemed safe by specialists, students to start moving in soon

The Flegel Center has been deemed safe by a licensed lead-safe contractor and is ready for Umpqua Community College students to move into their new home. Douglas Moore, owner and operator of Douglas International, was hired to do industrial hygiene work on the Flegel Center, which included working with contractors as well as testing and […]
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Portland protests: When state denied city’s request for guardsmen, it told FBI, not mayor 

OPB first requested documents that show the city requested aid from the National Guard ahead of the protests, but the request was denied the next day. Days before a series of protests were expected in Portland, the mayor’s office sent a request to the governor, asking her to keep Oregon National Guardsmen on standby in […]
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Ceremonies across Oregon recognize guard unit’s new mission

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, spoke at two separate mobilization ceremonies honoring units from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team as they prepare for overseas assignments, Sunday Oct. 13, 2019. Source: Ceremonies across Oregon recognize guard unit’s new mission | KTVL

Gov. Brown speaks at send-off ceremony for Oregon National Guard units

The mobilization ceremony will be on Sunday at SOU’s Raider Stadium in Ashland. Governor Kate Brown and the state’s Adjutant General will be in attendance for the upcoming mobilization ceremony as Oregon National Guard units prepare to leave for Djibouti, the Oregon Military Department (OMD) said in a statement. Source: Gov. Brown speaks at send-off […]
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Portland-area National Guard soldiers mobilized for federal deployment

The Oregon Army National Guard held a mobilization ceremony for soldiers Saturday departing to Qatar. The 2nd Battallion, 218th Field Artillery from Forest Grove and Company A, 141st Brigade Support Battalion from Clackamas were recognized in the ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center. Source: Portland-area National Guard soldiers mobilized for federal deployment | KATU

Eight WWII vets to be honored at Camp Withycombe

The Oregon Military Department will dedicated eight roads to World War II veterans on Camp Withycombe in Clackamas on Saturday, Sept. 21. Source: Eight WWII vets to be honored at Camp Withycombe | KATU