|Sixty citizen-soldiers to mobilize for duty in Iraq
Salem, Ore. – About sixty soldiers from the Oregon Army National Guard will mobilize for duty in Iraq Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Andersen Readiness Center in Salem, Ore.
The soldiers will join the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry as replacements for casualties or for soldiers who have completed 24 months of active duty service in the last five years.
The deploying soldiers will report to Fort Bliss, Texas by Oct. 17 for a few weeks of training before deploying to Iraq. When they arrive, the unit will integrate them into operations and provide additional training as needed.
Maj. Arnold Strong, 503-584-3885
Capt Mike Braibish 503-584-3886, cell 503-932-5805
Kay Fristad 503-584-3917, cell 503-931-5179