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Press Release
September 04, 2007
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers ready to deploy
The 234 Engineer Company, based in Warrenton, Ore., will complete their final training this week in Camp Shelby, Miss., certifying their skills as they head to Kuwait to begin their Iraq deployment.

The Engineer Co. has been at Camp Shelby since leaving Salem, Ore. on July 13, 2007. During their yearlong deployment, they will conduct convoy security operations throughout Iraq. The 180-person unit is composed of Soldiers from across Oregon including Astoria, Cornelius, Newberg, Tillamook, Bend, Milton-Freewater, Bend, The Dalles, Klammath Falls, Salem and Portland, as well as Soldiers from Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Washington, California, and Wyoming. They range from Military Police, cooks, mechanics, infantry, engineers representing the Army's Engineer, Infantry, Ordnance, Military Intelligence, Artillery and Quartermaster branches.

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"Sgt. Chris Johnson of Portland inspects his truck-mounted M240B 7.62 mm machine gun in preparation for a convoy operation during the final stages of his Camp Shelby pre-deployment training."
Courtesy US Army Photo by 1st Lt. Victor Hoffer
Contact Info:
1LT Victor Hoffer
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Oregon National Guard
ONSITE: 503-956-3244 (24/7) (phone preferred)
It may be possible to arrange for phone interviews Tuesday through Thursday. Contact 1LT Hoffer directly to arrange.