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Press Release
April 23, 2009
VIDEO: CH-47 Capabilities Demonstration and Open House at Pendleton Armory
NOTE: Supporting video may be previewed at http://dvidshub.net. Recommended search parameters: pendleton open house. Broadcast quality/hi-resolution video is available by request through the Defense Visiual Information Distribution System (DVIDS); an account is required, yet easy to ste up. DVIDS is a distribution system the Oregon Military Department is using to make footage of OMD activities, whether at home or abroad (e.g., Iraq), available to news media agencies that may not be able to provide staff to cover.


The Oregon Military Department demonstrated the capabilities of the powerful CH-47 helicopter in Pendleton today during an open house.

Stationed out of the Army Aviation Support Facility, the CH-47 supports a variety of state missions: search and rescue, wildland/forest fire fighting, as well as cargo and personnel transport.

All information needed for a complete story is included. The video is in the public domain and free of charge. The content may be used by any media agencies to produce stories as they see fit.

B-Roll Footage available: three parts

Title: OR NAT GUARD AIR DEMO PT1 - 3: B-Roll of Oregon National Guard hosting open house at Pendleton, Ore., armory. Scenes include Air Reserve military members conducting air sling load operations with a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, visitors viewing the inside of military vehicles, observing military weapons systems, parachute operations, and a rock climbing wall exhibition. Produced by Staff Sgt. Kevin Hartman.

Interviews available: three soldiers talks to a reporter about his participation in a community appreciation open house to show their community some of what their local National Guard does.

- Maj. Gronewold

- Chief Warrant Officer Minkler

- Staff Sgt. Sweet
Contact Info:
For additional information, contact Staff Sgt. Kevin Hartman at 503-269-7311.