|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Oregon National Guard has been experiencing an over-load of phone calls to our Recruiting Hot Line, 1-800-GO-GUARD due to the recent Terrorist activities on the East Coast. We are warmed by this welcome display of patriotism. In an effort to respond to all interested parties, we suggest that calls can be directed to the following phone numbers:
Army National Guard
Air National Guard
1-800-392-1801 Portland Air Base
1-888-252-3305 Klamath Falls
Additionally, all National Guard Armories will be open this weekend to receive calls and or visits from interested individuals. Those phone numbers and address's are in the local phone directories.
Major General Alexander H. Burgin, The Adjutant General of the Oregon National Guard said "This is a tragedy of the first order and our hearts and prayers go out to all of the victims and their families. I am however gratified by the out pouring of Oregonians who have offered support to our Citizen Soldiers here at home and the numerous inquiries about enlisting into the Army and Air Guard. This is a time when we all can help our fellow Americans in some capacity and I encourage everyone to find a way to do so"