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January 02, 2009
Ceremony for mobilizing Army National Guard members set for Tuesday
 
Approximately 20 soldiers are scheduled to mobilize in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom this week with a ceremony scheduled to be in the House Chambers, Oregon State Capitol at 3:00 p.m., January 6.

Soldiers from 2-641 Aviation are set to rotate into theater and relieve their Oregon National Guard unit counterparts that departed in August this past year.

The 2-641 Aviation soldiers will continue to conduct flight missions required for battle command of theater operations, liaison among theater commands, and transportation of supplies, equipment, and personnel within the Iraq area of responsibility.
For sustainment of operations, 2-641 AVN will perform those missions, which lie between the strategic and intra-theater missions performed by the United States Air Force (USAF) and the tactical maneuver and movement performed by Army rotary wing and/or Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), or ground assets.

Governor Ted Kulongoski and Major General Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon, are scheduled to be in attendance at the ceremony.

Family, friends and media are invited to attend to wish them well on this deployment.
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Stephen Bomar
Capt., Public Affairs
Oregon Military Department
503-584-3885