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Press Release
February 17, 2006
Oregon National Guard expects soldiers to return from Afghanistan
More than 30 soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard are expected to return by military airlift to Oregon on Tuesday after a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The 1042nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), based out of Salem is expected to return to Portland on Feb. 21, though their final travel plans are subject to change. The 1042nd flies the UH-60L Blackhawk.
The Oregon National Guard will provide more details as they become available.
Several units remain overseas in support of the Global War on Terror. About 100 soldiers of D Company, 113th Aviation of Pendleton are in Afghanistan, about 70 soldiers from the 3670th Maintenance Company of Clackamas are on duty in Iraq, and about 40 soldiers of the 41st Personnel Services Company of Salem are on duty in Kuwait. Nearly 950 soldiers are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan for a one year tour during which they'll train the Afghan National Army.
In addition to supporting federal missions, the Oregon National Guard remains at the ready to support state missions.

Kay Fristad
cell 503-931-5179
Capt Mike Braibish
cell 503-932-5805