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June 08, 2010
Oregon Army National Guard 234 Engineer Company scheduled to conduct community construction projects
 
RILEA TRAINING SITE, Warrenton, Ore.--The 234 Engineer Company will be conducting two civil military construction projects during its annual training, June 12-26, 2010.

Twelve Soldiers from the unit will conduct their active duty training at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show arena, in Union, Ore. They will work on building new bucking chutes and replace supports beneath the announcer's box.

Another 11 Soldiers from the unit will deploy to Elkton, Ore., where they will build a period-correct granary as part of a replica of the Fort Umpqua trading post at the Elkton Community Education Center. The project was requested and organized by the Oregon Army National Guard's Innovative Readiness Training Program.

These engineering projects will provide valuable training in masonry, carpentry, metal working, interpreting engineered designs, convoy operations, troop leadership, and project management.

These IRT projects also provide an opportunity for Oregon National Guard Soldiers to help out in Oregon's rural communities, and generate positive media coverage for the National Guard.

The 234 Engineer Company is commanded by Capt. Robert Earhart, and falls under the command of the 1249 Engineer Battalion and 82 Brigade.

Approximately 55 Soldiers comprise the 234 Engineer Company.
 
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Contact Info: 2LT Dan Oldham at 503-298-8743, or CPT Robert Earhart at 503-991-6084