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June 12, 2009
Oregon National Guard begins annual training, promotes sustainability
 
The Oregon Military Department is scheduled to begin improvement projects at Camp Adair, near Monmouth, from June to August.

A joint effort by the 1249th Engineers, Oregon Army National Guard, along with other federal and state agencies will improve fire management, help to restore native habitat, develop facilities and provide for future training at Camp Adair.

The federally funded project includes road improvements and other new construction projects.

"Good stewardship of Camp Adair provides not only for a quality multi-agency training facility but will also assist with wild land fire management," said Lt. Col. Kevin Dial, commander 1249 Engineer Battalion. "It also helps in maintaining our soldiers' critical skills."

The Camp Adair ranges will close from June 13 - 27, while the 1249th Engineers complete road improvements and begin facility maintenance projects.

The Oregon Military Department's Environmental Branch is also working with federal and state agencies on separate natural and cultural resource management projects. "These projects demonstrate sustainable land management is compatible with our soldier training and readiness mission," said Jim Arnold, Environmental Restoration Manager, Oregon Military Department. The work met and completed National Environmental Policy Act requirements, said Arnold.

Camp Adair is scheduled to receive continued upgrades throughout the year with a current ten-year plan for sustained improvements.

Beginning today and in addition to Camp Adair, the 1249 Engineers will be conducting annual training throughout the state.
 
Contact Info:
 
Stephen Bomar
Capt., Public Affairs
Oregon Military Department
503-584-3885