|Military Police Unit from Oregon Army National Guard placed on alert
Salem, Ore. - In an alert order received from Lt. Gen. Schultz, Director of the Army National Guard this morning, the 1186th Military Police (MP) Company based in Salem with a detachment in Milton-Freewater has been placed on alert status for possible mobilization for Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom. The 1186th MP Company falls under the 741st Corps Support Battalion which is a component of the 82nd Brigade, Troop Command. They report to the Salem National Guard Armory on 17th Street in Salem, Ore.
The mission of this unit is to provide guards for enemy prisoners of war and civilian internees or to provide guards for U.S. military prisoners, installations or facilities.
Units alerted but not subsequently mobilized will be de-alerted by Headquarters, Department of the Army through National Guard Bureau as required.
The Company is commanded by Capt. Trent Klug of Salem. Klug is an accountant for UNICOR (Federal Prision Industries) in Sheridan. The 1st Sgt. of the unit is Brian Russell of McMinnville, Ore., also an employee of UNICOR along with several other members of the unit.
The Company will be conducting weapons qualifications at Camp Rilea, in Warrenton, Ore. November 14-16, 2003. Media interested in attending this training should contact the Public Affairs Office for coordination.
For more information contact:
Maj. Arnold Strong
503-584-3885 Cell 503-932-2832
503-584-3917 Cell 503-931-5179