|Citizen-Soldiers review records to ensure currency
A group of Oregon Army National Guard soldiers will go through a review process Jan. 8 and 9 to ensure they are qualified for potential taskings.
The process is called an SRP which stands for Soldier Readiness Processing. Included in the group is the 3670th Maintenance Company from Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore.
The 3670th MC received an alert order in late December for the possible mobilization of two platoons to support either Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. The two platoons total 72 members who may be tasked for deployment.
An alert order does not task an organization to deploy, but it does give units being considered for mobilization awareness that they may be tasked to deploy.
The Army typically tries to provide 60 to 90 days between an alert order and a mobilization order.
The soldiers of the 3670th will go through the SRP with approximately 400 other soldiers who have not been alerted. These 400 soldiers are going through the SRP as a routine matter of ensuring their records, administrative and medical affairs, and training are current.
About 4,500 citizen-soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard and about 2,200 citizen-airmen in the Oregon Air National Guard remain on duty in the state to meet whatever needs may arise within Oregon.
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