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December 13, 2011
PHOTO RELEASE: The Oregon Guard and Governor John Kitzhaber celebrate the 375th birthday of the National Guard, and welcome home Soldiers with Alpha Co., 641 Aviation
 
111212-F-TK422-024: Brig. Gen. Michael Caldwell, Deputy Director of the Oregon National Guard (right), and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon (left), discuss the capabilities of the Oregon Air National Guard's 116th Air Control Squadron with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (center) during a 375th Anniversary of the National Guard celebration held at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., Dec. 13.  The unit provides combat communications and the overall air picture for Air Battle Staff during deployed missions.  The unit deployed to the Middle East in support of Air Forces Central in early 2011.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).
 
111212-F-TK422-031: Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Victor Gomness, of Alpha Co., 41 Special Troops Battalion, who is assigned to the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), shows his unit's search and extraction equipment to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, during a 375th Anniversary of the National Guard celebration held at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., Dec. 13.  The unit will respond at the call of the governor to augment local jurisdictions and other emergency responders during state, regional and national emergencies.  The unit is comprised of approximately 170 Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who provide support to first responders.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).
 
111212-F-TK422-045: Oregon Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Michael Gremaud, (left), an Airman with the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), discusses his unit's overall mission to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber during a 375th Anniversary of the National Guard celebration held at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., Dec. 13.  The unit will respond at the call of the governor to augment local jurisdictions and other emergency responders during state, regional and national emergencies.  The unit is comprised of approximately 170 Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who provide support to first responders upon request.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).
 
111212-F-TK422-055: Oregon Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Michael Gremaud, (lower left), and Tech. Sgt. Mike Brown, (top left), Airmen with the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), discuss their unit's overall mission to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, during a 375th Anniversary of the National Guard celebration held at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., Dec. 13.  The unit will respond at the call of the governor to augment local jurisdictions and other emergency responders during state, regional and national emergencies.  The unit is comprised of approximately 170 Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers who provide support to first responders upon request.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).
 
111213-A-6947H-001: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber; Pfc. Jonathan Berkley, Oregon Army National Guard Medical Command; and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, make the ceremonial first cut into the birthday cake as the Oregon National Guard celebrates the 375th birthday of the National Guard, held at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Dec. 13. Berkley is one of the newest members of the Oregon Army National Guard. (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
111213-A-6947H-002: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber speaks during the Oregon National Guard's celebration of the National Guard's 375th birthday, held at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Dec. 13.  The Governor thanked Oregon's Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen for their sacrifice and service. (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
111213-A-6947H-003: Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, presents Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber with a commemorative plaque during the Oregon National Guard's celebration of the National Guard's 375th birthday, at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Dec. 13. (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
111213-A-6947H-004: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber presents Staff Sgt. John Meuller, Flight Engineer with Alpha Co., 641 Aviation, with the Governor's coin, during the Oregon National Guard's celebration of the 375th Anniversary of the National Guard, at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Dec. 13.  Mueller and seven members of his unit deployed on Oct. 2010 to Balad Airbase, Iraq, in support of Operation New Dawn. (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
111213-A-6947H-005: George Cargill, of TriWest Healthcare Alliance (second from left), presents Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, with a $10,000 donation to the Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund, during the Oregon National Guard's celebration of the 375th Anniversary of the National Guard, at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Dec. 13.  The fund is used to assist Soldiers and Airmen, and their families in times of need.  Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (left), told the group gathered for the event that he and the citizens of Oregon appreciated the service and sacrifice of Oregon's Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen. (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
 
Contact Info: Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs: 503-584-3885