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November 04, 2011
 PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon Army National Guard Land Component Commander to retire after 40 years of service
 
PHOTO RELEASE:
 
1111104-F-1639C-030: Oregon Air National Guard Commander, Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg (left), bestows the Air Force Commendation Medal on Oregon Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Charles L. Yriarte, during his retirement ceremony held at the Oregon Military Department in Salem, Ore., Nov. 4.   Yriarte, who has been in the military for more than 40 years, served as the Assistant Adjutant General (Army), and Commander of Joint Task Force Oregon.  Yriarte was born in Burns Ore., and graduated from Burns-Union High School.  He plans to return to Burns, Ore.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).
 
1111104-F-1639C-072: Oregon Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Charles L. Yriarte, (on stage), speaks to audience members during his retirement ceremony held at the Oregon Military Department in Salem, Ore., Nov. 4.   Yriarte, who has been in the military for more than 40 years, and served as the Assistant Adjutant General (Army), and Commander of Joint Task Force Oregon, said he was honored to have served with his fellow Soldiers and Airmen.  "You are the epitome of the Citizen-Soldier and Citizen-Airman.  I am proud to call you friends and family."  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).
 
 
Contact Info: Capt. Stephen Bomar, Chief of Public Affairs for the Oregon Military Department, at: 503-584-3885.