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Press Release
April 26, 2010
Eastern Oregon Cavalry Unit Gets Mobilization Order
Salem, Ore. – Oregon Army National Guard soldiers headquartered in LaGrande, Ore., received mobilization orders to deploy to Iraq, as part of the force rotation in support of Operation New Dawn.

Approximately 600 soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade, Oregon Army National Guard, will make up some of the 2,700 members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Elements in Montana and Oregon will join the 116th Cavalry on the November 2010 deployment.

The soldiers from the Oregon battalion are located in armories in LaGrande, Baker City, Ontario, Hermiston, Pendleton, The Dalles, Hood River, Woodburn, and Redmond.

"This mobilization demonstrates Oregon's continued ability to accomplish both state and federal missions, while also successfully integrating with other states," said Oregon Governor, Ted Kulongoski, about the unit's upcoming deployment.

The mobilization training will take place at Camp Shelby, Miss. The unit previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 to 2005.

Contact Info:
Capt. Stephen Bomar
Oregon Military Department
Public Affairs Officer