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October 18, 2010
Oregon breaks ground for Polk County Readiness Center--Photo Release
 
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Hard hats are aligned on the "dig line" in front of equipment from the Oregon National Guard's 162 Engineer Company before the start of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Polk County Readiness Center in Dallas, Ore., Oct. 18. The Readiness Center is home to the Oregon Army National Guard's 162 Engineers, who are currently deployed to Afghanistan. The unit is scheduled to return to Oregon in November 2010. The 40,000 square foot facility is scheduled to be completed in November 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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Dallas, Ore. Mayor Jim Fairchild speaks at the Polk County Readiness Center groundbreaking ceremony in Dallas, Ore., Oct. 18. The new 40,000 square foot facility will be home to the Oregon National Guard's 162 Engineer Company. Soldiers from the unit currently deployed to Afghanistan will return to Oregon in November 2010. The new building is scheduled to be completed in November 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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Leaders from the Oregon National Guard, state, federal, and local leadership participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Polk County Readiness Center in Dallas, Ore., Oct. 18. The new 40,000 square foot facility will be home to the Oregon National Guard's 162 Engineer Company. Soldiers from the unit currently deployed to Afghanistan will return to Oregon in November 2010. From left to right are; State Representative Jim Thompson (R-Dallas, OR); U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR); Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon; U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (5th Dist., OR); Polk County Board President Mike Propes; Dallas City Mayor Jim Fairchild; and Brig. Gen. Mike Caldwell, Deputy Director of the Oregon Military Department. The new building is scheduled to be completed in November 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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Leaders from the Oregon National Guard, state, federal, and local leadership prepare to cut the ceremonial cake following the groundbreaking ceremony for the Polk County Readiness Center in Dallas, Ore., Oct. 18. The new 40,000 square foot facility will be home to the Oregon National Guard's 162 Engineer Company. Soldiers from the unit currently deployed to Afghanistan will return to Oregon in November 2010. From left to right are, Dallas City Mayor Jim Fairchild; State Representative Jim Thompson (R-Dallas, OR); U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR); Retired Oregon Army National Guard Col. William R. Cook; Pvt. 1st Class Alexander M. Polley, the 1249 EN BN's newest Soldier; U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (5th Dist., OR); and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon. The new building is scheduled to be completed in November 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).
 
Contact Info: Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs: 503-584-3886