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August 10, 2010
Photo Release: Oregon National Guard, Port of Portland officials visit Bangladesh
 
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Brig. Gen. Mohd Habibur Rahman Khan, Commandant of the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), speaks with Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Mark Crosby (center), and Maj. Dan Schilling (right), at MIST headquarters, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 10. Schilling, who is the director of the Oregon National Guard's State Partnership Program, and Crosby, who is the Chief of Public Safety and Security for the Portland International Airport, met with senior academic and administrative leadership at MIST as a follow up to an Oregon visit by school administrators, and officials from Bangladesh's transportation sector in April. Crosby will take over as director of Oregon's program in November, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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Col. Moin Uddin (center), who is Dean of Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), highlights one of the school's electrical testing units for Oregon Air National Guard Maj. Dan Schilling (left), and Lt. Col. Mark Crosby, in the electrical engineering lab at MIST, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 10. Schilling, who is the director of the Oregon National Guard's State Partnership Program, and Crosby, who is the Chief of Public Safety and Security for the Portland International Airport, met with senior academic and administrative leadership at MIST as a follow up to an Oregon visit by school administrators, and officials from Bangladesh's transportation sector in April. Crosby will take over as director of Oregon's program in November, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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Group Captain Nepal Chamdra (center), Senior Instructor for Aeronautical Engineering at the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), greets Oregon Air National Guard Maj. Dan Schilling (left), and Lt. Col. Mark Crosby (lower left), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 10. Schilling, who is the director of the Oregon National Guard's State Partnership Program, and Crosby, who is the Chief of Public Safety and Security for the Portland International Airport, met with senior academic and administrative leadership at MIST as a follow up to an Oregon visit by school administrators, and officials from Bangladesh's transportation sector in April. Chamdra is one of two Aeronautical Engineering instructors from the Indian Army teaching at MIST. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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Oregon Air National Guard Maj. Dan Schilling (right center), and Lt. Col. Mark Crosby, tour one of the computer engineering classrooms at the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 10. Schilling, who is the director of the Oregon National Guard's State Partnership Program, and Crosby, who is the Chief of Public Safety and Security for the Portland International Airport, met with senior academic and administrative leadership at MIST as a follow up to an Oregon visit by school administrators, and officials from Bangladesh's transportation sector in April. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

NOTE: A National Guard Bureau Fact Sheet on the State Partnership Program can be found at: http://www.ng.mil/media/factsheets/SPP.pdf  

Oregon Military Department's press release on the March Bangladesh visit can be viewed at: http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/PressRelease/2010/03-09-10Press.shtml 
 
 
Contact Info:
For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Joseph Barto, SPP Operations NCO, at: joseph.barto@ang.af.mil.