Category Archives: Military Dept.

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

Gov. signs law expanding National Guard tuition assistance

Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law a measure allowing members of the Oregon National Guard to receive tuition assistance at Oregon Health and Science University and private institutions in addition to community colleges and public higher education institutions. Source: Gov. signs law expanding National Guard tuition assistance | State |

New law grants Oregon National Guard tuition assistance at private universities

Students in the Oregon National Guard now will be able to receive tuition assistance to private universities following Gov. Kate Brown’s decision to sign House Bill 2817 this month.Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the new law expands higher education tuition assistance to members of the National Guard.It allows grants to be used for undergraduate degree programs […]
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142nd Fighter Wing of Oregon Air National Guard to host, conduct air combat training

If you hear a lot of jets overhead in the next couple weeks, it’s more than likely a training exercise. The 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard will host FA-18F Super Hornets from a Naval base in Lemoore, Calif., August 11-23 to conduct dissimilar air combat training. Source: 142nd Fighter Wing of […]
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Bradford Island Cleanup | Border Facilities | National Guard | Trucker School  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

For over 40 years, a stretch of the Columbia River along Bradford Island has been polluted with toxic chemicals. The Oregon DEQ says locally caught, resident fish are not safe to eat, but some local residents and fishermen are eating the fish anyway. The Oregon Army National Guard is deploying 1,400 soldiers to five different […]
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Construction legislation divvies up millions to statewide projects

One of the last bills passed was also one of the more important, funding housing, building repair and medical treatment for incarcerated youth. Government agencies across Oregon will go on a run of remodeling public buildings and erecting new ones under legislation recently approved. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Construction legislation divvies up millions to […]
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