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March 04, 2011
 
PHOTO RELEASE (Part 2): Oregon Air National Guard holds mobilization ceremony for 116th Air Control Squadron, change of command ceremony for Combat Operations Group
 
110304-F-CH590-043: The Oregon Air National Guard's Combat Operations Group held an official change of command ceremony during the mobilization ceremony of more than 80 Airmen with the 116th Air Control Squadron at the Portland Air Guard Base in Portland, Ore., Mar. 4. The Airmen of the 116th ACS, which is a component of the Combat Operations Group, will deploy to the Middle East in support of Air Forces Central (CENTAF), where they will perform Air Battle Management missions for four months. From right to left; outgoing COG Commander Lt. Col. Gregor Leist, incoming COG Commander Lt. Col. Matthew Andrews, and Oregon Air National Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg (far left). (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).

110304-F-CH590-055: Oregon Air National Guard 116th Air Control Squadron Commander, Lt. Col. Gregor Leist (right), presents Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber with his unit's official crest, during their mobilization ceremony at the Portland Air Guard Base in Portland, Ore., Mar. 4. More than 80 Airmen from the unit will deploy to the Middle East in support of Air Forces Central (CENTAF), where they will perform Air Battle Management missions for four months. Kitzhaber, Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon; Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg, Oregon Air National Guard Commander; Congressman David Wu (OR-District 1), and other dignitaries, along with hundreds of family, friends, fellow Airmen and Soldiers attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).

110304-F-CH590-184: Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Blaine L. Meyers, of the 116th Air Control Squadron, speaks to his son Nolan, following his unit's mobilization ceremony at the Portland Air Base Mar. 4. Meyers and more than 80 of his fellow Airmen will soon deploy to the Middle East in support of Air Forces Central (CENTAF), where they will perform Air Battle Management missions for four months. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber; Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon; Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg, Oregon Air National Guard Commander,; Congressman David Wu (OR-District 1), and other dignitaries, along with hundreds of family, friends, fellow Airmen and Soldiers attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).