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March 17, 2011
Oregon National Guard hosts reintegration summit in Salem, Ore.
 
The Oregon National Guard held a Reintegration Summit at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., March 17.

The event addressed resources provided to veterans across the state as they transition between ongoing deployment cycles and their civilian life.

Attendees included legislators, civilian and military leadership, local business representatives, and others involved in the reintegration process for Oregon Veterans.

Oregon National Guard State Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk Conley, who spoke about Army resilience training as a key aspect of the future integration process, said the Oregon National Guard is "a problem solving organization," and leans forward in the area of reintegration.

The Oregon National Guard's Yellow Ribbon Program, and its nationally-recognized Reintegration Team were also represented at the summit.


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110317-A-9578G-004: Elan Lambert, Executive Director of Partnership for Veterans at Risk, speaks to attendees at the Oregon National Guard Reintegration Summit, at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., March 17. The primary purpose of the break-out group was to discuss and reflect on resources provided to veterans who are at risk from entering the criminal justice system. (U.S. Army photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

110317-A-9578G-005: Tom Mann, Public Information Officer for the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs, and Veterans Administration Legislative Director, speaks to attendees of the Oregon National Guard Reintegration Summit, at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., March 17. The audience included federal and state legislators, military personnel, Oregon employers and others involved in the Soldier reintegration process. (U.S. Army photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

110317-A-9578G-003: Oregon National Guard State Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk Conley discusses Army resiliency training at the Oregon National Guard Reintegration Summit, at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., March 17. Conley called the Oregon National Guard "a problem solving organization," and cited how the Oregon National Guard leads the nation in helping transition its Soldiers between deployment cycles and civilian life. (U.S. Army photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).