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September 13, 2011
Oregon National Guard to dedicate new 41 Division Armed Forces Reserve Center
 
A dedication ceremony for the Oregon National Guard's new 41 Division Armed Forces Reserve Center at Camp Withycombe is scheduled for Sept. 16, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., in Clackamas, Ore.
 
The address of the new facility is 15300 NE Industrial Way, Clackamas, Ore. 97015.
 
Scheduled to participate in the ceremony are representatives of the governments of Australia and Japan; the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, military dignitaries from Washington, D.C. and Oregon; state and local representatives; Oregon National Guard leadership, and members of the original 41 Infantry Division and their families.
 
The facility is dedicated to the memory of the 41 Infantry Division and its Soldiers-a unit which gained recognition for their sacrifice and service during WWII.  The event will coincide with the 62nd Annual Reunion of members of the "Sunset Division" in Portland, Ore. 
 
The 41 Infantry Division Armed Forces Reserve Center is the largest facility built by the Oregon National Guard.
 
The project generated more than 1,200 jobs in the state during its construction.  The Oregon National Guard broke ground for the new facility in June, 2009.
 
The federal government has funded most of the $75 million total cost, with a portion of the funds coming from the State of Oregon and the National Guard.  The 250,000 square-foot facility is home to more than 1,300 Oregon Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve Soldiers.
 
The facility was designed and constructed by the design/build team of Barrentine, Bates Lee, Architects, of Lake Oswego, Ore.; and Hoffman Construction Company of Portland, Ore.  Construction on the building began June 26, 2009.
 
The event is open to the members of the media, public and former 41 Infantry Division members and their families.
 
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Contact Info: Captain Stephen Bomar
Public Affairs Officer
Oregon Military Department
503-584-3885