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September 30, 2005
The Commander of Troops, Brig. Gen. Doug Pritt will return today from Louisiana
 
After the transfer of authority from the 41st Brigade Combat Team to the 31st Chemical Brigade from Alabama, nearly all of the Oregon Guard troops have returned to Oregon. Arriving on the flight today at approximately 12:45 will be Brig. Gen. Pritt, the Commander of the 41st Brigade Combat Team and more recently Task Force Pelican and Task Force Rita Commander in Louisiana. Approximately 200 soldiers will be on this flight. A group of 36 logistical troops remain in Louisiana to coordinate the line haul of equipment back to Oregon.
 
Media interested in going to the flight line must be at the Jackson Armory no later than 12 noon. The group will depart for the flight line at 12:20.
 
 
Contact:
 
Media interested in covering the return of the Oregon National Guard should call:
 
Capt. Michael Braibish
503-584-3886
cell 503-932-5805