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April 28, 2005
1186th MP Company returns home from duty in Cuba
 
The Oregon Army National Guard's 1186th Military Police Company will return to Oregon from a year-long overseas deployment on Friday, April 29, 2005. The unit's 46 soldiers have been deployed to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, overseeing detainees and supporting the Global War on Terrorism.
 
There are 25 soldiers from the Salem area, where the unit is based. The other 21 soldiers are from the unit's detachment in Milton-Freewater, Ore.
 
The soldiers will arrive on four separate flights into the Portland International Airport between 11:00am and 12 Noon, and will then board chartered busses. The convoy will be escorted by Oregon State Police and members of several local motorcycle clubs, and is set to arrive at the Salem Armory around 2pm where they will be greeted by their family members and friends, and representatives from the Oregon National Guard.
 
The Salem Armory is located at 2310 17th St. NE in Salem.
 
THE MEDIA IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
 
The unit's commander is Capt. Trent Klug, and the first sergeant is Sgt. Mike Schuman.
 
If you have any questions about the unit's arrival, or need background information on the unit and their mission, please contact Capt. Michael Braibish at 503-584-3886, or 503-930-6693.
 
Contact:
 
Michael Braibish
503-584-3886, or 503-930-6693