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January 10, 2009
Oregon Air Guard sees change of command, promotion
 
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon Air Guardsmen gathered to witness a change of command and promotion of their top leaders at the Portland Air National Guard Base, in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 10.

Maj. Gen. Daniel B. O'Hollaren was promoted during the morning ceremony, receiving his second star in front of about 400 Airmen, friends and family in the main hangar at the Portland Air National Guard Base.

Immediately following the promotion ceremony, Brig. Gen. Bruce W. Prunk assumed command of the Oregon Air National Guard, a position formerly held by Maj. Gen. O'Hollaren.

Maj. Gen. O'Hollaren, who served as the Assistant Adjutant General (Air) for the Oregon National Guard since 2003, will serve as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, where he will advise the commander on all policies and programs between the ANG and AFMC.

Brig. Gen. Prunk served in several high-level positions throughout the Oregon Air National Guard, including Vice Wing Commander of the 142nd Fighter Wing and Chief of Staff (Air) at Joint Force Headquarters, in Salem, Ore.

In his civilian employment, Brig. Gen. Prunk held several high-level positions during his 28-year career with the Portland Police Bureau. He served as Deputy Police Chief, before retiring from the bureau in 2008.

As the commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, Brig. Gen. Prunk will oversee the organization and training for more than 2,100 personnel throughout the state.

With the upcoming deployment of the Oregon Army National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team this year, many Airmen will assume non-traditional roles in emergency response missions.


Photo: 
 
090110-F-3086-033.JPG : Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon National Guard (left), and O'Hollaren, affix the rank of major general to Maj. Gen. Daniel B. O'Hollaren, during his promotion ceremony at the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 10, 2008. During a follow-on ceremony, O'Hollaren relinquished command of the Oregon Air National Guard to Brig. Gen. Bruce W. Prunk. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Jon Dyer, Oregon Air National Guard Public Affairs)

090110-F-3086-040.JPG : Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon National Guard (left), passes the Oregon Air National Guard flag to Brig. Gen. Bruce W. Prunk, during a change of command ceremony held at the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 10, 2008. Brig. Gen. Prunk assumes command of over 2,100 citizen-Airmen in the state as the commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, a position formerly held by Maj. Gen. Daniel B. O'Hollaren since 2003. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Jon Dyer, Oregon Air National Guard Public Affairs)
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Maj. Michael S. Braibish, State Public Affairs Officer,
503-584-3886 (W) or 503-932-5805 (Cell)