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September 21, 2010
Oregon Soldiers of the 3-116 Cavalry mobilize for deployment to Iraq (Photo Release)
 
*** PHOTO RELEASE ***

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Members of the mounted Cavalry watch as Soldiers with the Oregon Army National Guard's 3-116 Cavalry take part in a mobilization ceremony at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Ore., Sept. 21. The more than 600 Oregon Guard Members will join Soldiers from Idaho and Montana for a one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

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Soldiers with the Oregon Army National Guard's 3-116 Cavalry color guard take part in a mobilization ceremony at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Ore., Sept. 21. More than 600 Oregon Guard Members will join Soldiers from Idaho and Montana for a one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

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Soldiers with the Oregon Army National Guard's 3-116 Cavalry color guard take part in a mobilization ceremony at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Ore., Sept. 21. More than 600 Oregon Guard Members will join Soldiers from Idaho and Montana for a one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

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Oregon Governor Theodore Kulongoski presents Oregon Army National Guard Lt. Col. Phillip Appleton with the Oregon State flag during the mobilization ceremony for the 3-116 Cavalry at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Ore., Sept. 21. It is customary for Oregon units to fly the state flag above their Forward Operating Base in their deployed location, and as a tradition, Kulongoski presents the state flag to their commander at their mobilization ceremony. More than 600 Oregon Guard Members will join Soldiers from Idaho and Montana for a one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

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Soldiers with the Oregon Army National Guard's 3-116 Cavalry take part in a mobilization ceremony at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Ore., Sept. 21. Friends, family members and fellow Oregon National Guard members packed the university's football stadium for the event, which was followed by a parade through downtown LaGrande. More than 600 Oregon Guard Members will join Soldiers from Idaho and Montana for a one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

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Friends, family members and well-wishers await Soldiers with the Oregon Army National Guard's 3-116 Cavalry following a mobilization ceremony at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Ore., Sept. 21. Thousands packed the university's football stadium for the event, which was followed by a parade through downtown LaGrande. More than 600 Oregon Guard Members will join Soldiers from Idaho and Montana for a one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

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Oregon Governor Theodore Kulongoski greets Soldiers from 3-116 Cavalry following the unit's mobilization ceremony at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Ore., Sept. 21. More than 600 Oregon Guard Members will join Soldiers from Idaho and Montana for a one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. Kulongoski is serving his last term as Governor of Oregon and the Commander in Chief of the Oregon National Guard. (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: 503-584-3886.