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April 18, 2010
***Photo Release*** Soldiers with 1-82 Cav return from year-long deployment, demobilize in Bend, Ore
 
100418-A-2440B-010: Oregon's longest serving war-time commander-in-chief greets soldiers with 1 Squadron, 82 Cavalry, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, during a demobilization ceremony held at Vince Genna Stadium in Bend, Ore., April 18, 2010. Governor Ted Kulongoski shook more than 400 soldiers' hands and extended a personal, "welcome home!"

100418-A-2440B-006: More than 400 soldiers with 1 Squadron, 82 Cavalry, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, look upon the Oregon State Flag as they stand ready for a demobilization ceremony at Vince Genna Stadium in Bend, Ore., April 18, 2010. The soldiers officially returned to the state after a 400-day mobilization in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While there, they conducted more than 6,000 convoy missions over an area of 90,000 square miles. They escorted 108,000 trucks carrying more than 160 million gallons of fuel, 11.5 million cases of water, 605,000 cases of MRE's, 9 million rounds of ammunition and more than 23,000 other individual pieces of cargo.

100418-A-2440B-002: Community members lined the streets of downtown Bend, Ore. to cheer the return of soldiers with 1 Squadron, 82 Cavalry, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team from a 400-day mobilization in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.