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May 06, 2009
82nd Cavalry mobilization ceremony
 
Oregon Military Department – JFHQ PAO
Story and photos by Spc. BZ Zeller, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

BEND - Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry were mobilized for deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Bend's Mountain View High School Gym Saturday, May 2.
The squadron's 450 Task Force Stetson members from Bend [Headquarters, Headquarters Troop], Lebanon [Alpha Troop], Woodburn [Bravo Troop], Klamath Falls [Charlie Troop] and Clackamas [Special Troops Battalion] were honored by their respective families and friends. More than 1,500 people attended the ceremony.
Having recently returned from training at Camp Roberts, Calif., the 82nd Cavalry will travel to Ft. Stewart, Ga., for two more months of training. The soldiers will then spend two weeks in Kuwait to become heat acclimated before leaving on their security mission in Iraq.

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1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry stand in formation during its mobilization ceremony at Bend's Mountain View High School, May 2. The Troops will be leaving for Ft. Steward, Ga., prior to taking part in Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of Task Force Stetson. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. BZ Zeller/115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry stand in formation during its mobilization ceremony at Bend's Mountain View High School, May 2. The Troops will be leaving for Ft. Steward, Ga., prior to taking part in Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of Task Force Stetson. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. BZ Zeller/115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).

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Family members and friends of the 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry fill the gym at Bend's Mountain View High School, May 2. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. BZ Zeller/115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Maj. Gen. Raymond Rees [adjutant general, Oregon National Guard] observe the 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry mobilization ceremony at Bend's Mountain View High School, May 2. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. BZ Zeller/115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)