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April 07, 2010
*** Photo Release *** City of Bend opens first veterans center in Central Oregon
 
City of Bend opens first veterans center in Central Oregon

100407F-1639C-096: United States Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR (left) speaks with Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs Director, Jim Willis, at the Bend Veterans Center dedication ceremony in Bend, Ore., Apr. 7, 2010. Wyden said the new center will benefit more than 3,000 soldiers returning from their year-long deployment to Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

100407F-1639C-184: Oregon Military Department Director of Staff, Brig. Gen. Mike Caldwell, speaks to the gathering at the Bend Veterans Center dedication ceremony in Bend, Ore., Apr. 7, 2010. Caldwell thanked the citizens of central Oregon for supporting the Oregon National Guard, and praised the community's efforts to open the center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

100407F-1639C-207: Gary Hunter, Bend Veterans Center Team Leader, (left, center), cuts the ribbon at the center's dedication ceremony in Bend, Ore., Apr. 7, 2010. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Oregon Military Department Director of Staff, Brig. Gen. Mike Caldwell also attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).
 
 
Contact Info: Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Officer: 503-990-9508