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November 04, 2010
Oregon Soldiers return home after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan
 
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Oregon Army National Guard Capt. Bobby Baca, Commander of the 162 Engineer Company, pauses with his family shortly after arriving in Dallas, Ore., Nov. 4. Baca returned to the Pacific Northwest Oct. 30, along with more than 80 of his fellow Oregon Soldiers following a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. From left to right are; wife Danielle, daughter Kennedy, 9, and son Baylor, 5. The 162 Engineers were credited with clearing more than 15,000 miles of roads during more than 6,000 hours of active missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Stephen R. Printup, of the 162 Engineer Company, plays with his youngest sister, Jeanette, while his other sister, Merilee, watches, shortly after arriving in Dallas, Ore., Nov. 4. Printup, who is from Portland, returned to the Pacific Northwest Oct. 30, along with more than 80 of his fellow Oregon Soldiers following a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. The 162 Engineers were credited with clearing more than 15,000 miles of roads during more than 6,000 hours of active missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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Oregon Army National Guard Capt. Bobby Baca, Commander of the 162 Engineer Company, greets his daughter Kennedy (left), and son Baylor, after his unit arrived in Dallas, Ore., Nov. 4. Baca returned to the Pacific Northwest Oct. 30, along with more than 80 of his fellow Oregon Soldiers following a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. From left to right are; wife Danielle, daughter Kennedy, 9, and son Baylor, 5. The 162 Engineers were credited with clearing more than 15,000 miles of roads during more than 6,000 hours of active missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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Family and friends of Soldiers with the Oregon Army National Guard's 162 Engineer Company greet their loved ones, as they arrive in Dallas, Ore., Nov. 4. More than 80 Soldiers returned to the Pacific Northwest Oct. 30, following a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. The 162 Engineers were credited with clearing more than 15,000 miles of roads during more than 6,000 hours of active missions. (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.