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Press Release
October 20, 2005
Media invited to attend Recruit Sustainment Program, Oct. 22, 2005
Monmouth, Ore. - The Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) is designed to mentally and physically prepare new Soldiers who have recently enlisted in the Oregon Army National Guard, for the rigors of Basic Combat Training.
This training on Oct. 22-23 will be held at the Regional Training Institute located on the campus of Western Oregon State College. Secondary field training exercises are conducted at Camp Adair near Corvallis, Ore.
This weekend the RSP is conducting ROPES (description below) and other warrior training at Oregon Military Academy and Camp Adair in Monmouth Ore. We invite any press or media personnel who are interested in learning about what our newest citizen soldiers are doing to prepare for the rigors of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. There will be between 80 - 100 new recruits from up and down the the state, from Coos Bay to Astoria north to south and Hood River to Bend, all preparing for they initial basic training duty.
Media is welcome to arrive 9:00 a.m. October 22, 2005 to observe the arrival of soldiers and their initial in-processing and training. This will include drill and ceremony and classroom activities.
At 12:00 noon, select soldiers will depart for Camp Adair to begin ROPES Training. This consists of confidence building activities such as zip lines, rock wall climbing, obstacles, hanging ladder, log walk and the pamper pole (this is a 30 foot pole they will climb, stand on the top and then jump to a trapeze. Great visual opportunities. Media personnel can remain on site as long as they wish to conduct individual interviews with training cadre and warriors.
Kay Fristad
Public Affairs
Capt Mike Braibish