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December 03, 2006
Oregon Army National Guard aviation unit re-designated
 
As part of the Army's Transformation program, the Oregon Army National Guard re designated one of their aviation units in eastern Oregon on Dec. 3, 2006. Detachment 2, Lima Company, 151 Aviation Maintenance, was renamed Detachment 3, Bravo Company, 351 Aviation. The unit, commanded by Chief Warrant Officer Doug Walker, is based in Pendleton, Ore. Brig. Gen. Charles Yriarte, who was recently promoted to brigadier general, spoke to a crowd of about 200 Soldiers, family members and friends. Yriarte spent some time at Logistics Support Area Anaconda in Iraq while the unit was deployed there from Jan. 2004 to Feb. 2005, and lauded the members for their service and sacrifice.
 
The unit guideon was ceremoniously cased by unit Commander Chief Warrant Officer Doug Walker, unit First Sergeant Sgt. 1st Class James Stanley, and 641st Medical Evacuation Battalion Commander, Maj. Thomas Lingle.
 
Also during the ceremony, representatives of Boeing Aircraft Corporation were presented with employer awards for their support of the Oregon Guard's aviation units. Robert L. Sobey, Deputy Director for Chinook Programs at Boeing, presented the Oregon National Guard with limited edition, custom-framed Chinook posters as a token of gratitude for their working relationship.
 
 
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Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs
 
DSC_0049.JPG: Brig. Gen. Charles Yriarte speaks at the re-designation ceremony for the Oregon National Guard's Detachment 3, Bravo Company, 351 Aviation unit in Pendleton, Ore., on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. The unit formerly known as Detachment 2, Lima Company, 151st Aviation Maintenance was renamed and re designated as part of the Army's transformation. The unit, based in eastern Oregon, returned from a year-long deployment in Iraq in Feb. 2005.
 
DSC_0161.JPG: Unit First Sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class James Stanley (left) and unit commander, Chief Warrant Officer Doug Walker (center) uncase the new guideon for Det. 3, Bravo Co., 351 Aviation at the unit's re-designation ceremony in Pendleton, Ore., on Dec. 3, 2006. The 641st Medical Evacuation Battalion Commander, Maj. Thomas Lingle (far right) holds the guideon.
 
DSC_0140.JPG: Members of Det. 3, Bravo Co., 351 Aviation stand in formation during the unit's re-designation ceremony in Pendleton, Ore., on Dec. 3, 2006. The unit, based in eastern Oregon, returned from a year-long deployment in Iraq in Feb. 2005.
 
 
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Kay Fristad
503-584-3917