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April 21, 2009
41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team hosts mobilization ceremonies for nearly 2,700 soldiers
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The 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tigard, Ore. will conduct four mobilization ceremonies the first week in May in preparation for training at Camp Stewart, Ga. then deployment to Iraq.

The ceremonies in Portland, Bend, Eugene, and Medford will give local communities an opportunity to wish the soldiers well as they depart on what is the largest deployment of the Oregon National Guard since World War II. Nearly 2,700 soldiers from Oregon and five companies of soldiers totaling 700 personnel from Delaware, Massachusetts, Nebraska and New Mexico will spend about two months training followed by ten months in Iraq.

Media and the public are welcome to attend the ceremonies:

Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m.
Memorial Coliseum
300 N. Winning Way
Portland, Ore.

The following units will mobilize at this ceremony:
Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 141st Brigade Support Battalion of Portland, Ore
A Company, 141st Brigade Support Battalion of Portland, Ore.
B Company, 141st Brigade Support Battalion of Portland, Ore.
A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 218 Field Artillery of Portland, Ore.
G Company, Forward Support Battalion, 141st Brigade Support Battalion of Forest Grove, Ore.
Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of Portland, Ore.
Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 41st Special Troops Battalion of Clackamas, Ore.
A Company, 41st Special Troops Battalion of Clackamas, Ore.
C Company, 41st Special Troops Battalion of Clackamas, Ore.


Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m.
Mt. View High School Stadium
2755 NE 27th Street
Bend, Ore.

The following units will mobilize at this ceremony:
Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 1st Battalion, 82nd Cavalry of Bend, Ore.
A Troop, 1st Battalion, 82nd Cavalry of Lebanon, Ore.
B Troop, 1st Battalion, 82nd Cavalry of Woodburn, Ore.

Monday, May 4, 2009 at 9 a.m.
Lane County Fairgrounds Performance Hall
796 West 13th Avenue
Eugene, Ore.

The following units will mobilize at this ceremony:
Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry of Springfield, Ore.
A Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry of Springfield, Ore.
B Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry of Corvallis, Ore.
C Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry of Gresham, Ore.
D Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry of Hillsboro, Ore.

Monday, May 4, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Jackson County Expo Center, Compton Arena
1 Peninger Road
Central Point, Ore.

The following units will mobilize at this ceremony:
Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry of Ashland, Ore.
A Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry of Ashland, Ore.
B Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry of Coos Bay, Ore.
C Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry of Roseburg, Ore.
D Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry of Grants Pass, Ore. 
 
Contact Info:
 
For more information or to schedule interviews with deploying soldiers please contact:
 
41st Brigade Public Affairs Officer
Maj. Chris Reese
Phone number (503) 689-3160