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January 18, 2002
Oregon Guard prepares to deploy for Olympic support
 
Salem - Oregon Army National Guard soldiers will deploy approximately 130 soldiers to Camp Williams, Utah on Saturday, January 25, 2002. These men and women will be supporting the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Their deployment will last until February 28, 2002. 

Maj. Jason Schwabel of Sherwood, Ore., will act as the Task Force Oregon Commander. They will provide three primary security services: Vehicle screening; personnel and bag searches; and perimeter security. Their area of concern will be "E" Center at the Peaks Ice Arena, Utah Olympic Oval which will house the Ice Hockey and Figure Skating competitions.
 
Oregon guardsmen will be housed at Camp Williams, 26 miles south of Salt Lake City located in the middle Rocky Mountain Region. Volunteering for this mission are soldiers from the Regional Training Institute in Monmouth, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry headquartered in LaGrande, Ore.; the 1042 Medical Company (Air Ambulance) from Salem; Headquarters STARC from Salem,; the 82nd Rear Operation Cell from Lake Oswego, the 82nd Cavalry headquartered in Bend, Ore..; the 141 Support Battalion from Portland, Ore; the 102 Civil Support Team from Salem; the 641st Medical Battalion of Salem; the 741 Corps Support Battalion from Clackamas; the 1248th Engineer Battalion headquartered in Salem, Ore. and the 234th Army Band of Portland.
 
Contact Info:
 
Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office
503-584-3917
 
Kay Fristad
503-584-3917
cell 503-931-5179
 
Capt. Michael Braibish
503-584-3886