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March 04, 2011
 
Oregon Air National Guard holds mobilization ceremony for 116th Air Control Squadron, change of command ceremony for Combat Operations Group
 
110304-F-1639C-864: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber; Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon; Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg, Oregon Air National Guard Commander; and Congressman David Wu (OR-District 1), watch onstage as the Portland Air Base Color Guard presents the colors prior to the mobilization ceremony for the Oregon Air National Guard's 116th Air Control Squadron, Mar. 4, at the Portland Air Base in Portland, Ore. More than 80 Airmen will deploy to the Middle East in support of Air Forces Central (CENTAF), where they will perform Air Battle Management missions for four months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

110304-F-1639C-942: Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Gregor Leist, Commander of the 116th Air Control Squadron, participates in a mobilization ceremony along with more than 80 of his Airmen, at the Portland Air Guard Base in Portland, Ore., Mar. 4. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber; Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon; Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg, Oregon Air National Guard Commander; and Congressman David Wu (OR-District 1), and other dignitaries, along with hundreds of family, friends, fellow Airmen and Soldiers attended the event. The unit's Airmen will deploy to the Middle East in support of Air Forces Central (CENTAF), where they will perform Air Battle Management missions for four months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

110304-F-CH590-097: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber meets with more than 80 Airmen of the Oregon Air National Guard's 116th Air Control Squadron, following the unit's mobilization ceremony at the Portland Air Guard Base in Portland, Ore., Mar. 4. 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. The unit's Airmen will deploy to the Middle East in support of Air Forces Central (CENTAF), where they will perform Air Battle Management missions for four months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).