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December 14, 2011
PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program graduates 2011-2012 class in Redmond
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111214-A-6947H-001 - The Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program Cadet Color Guard team, for class 2011-12, reports during their class' graduation ceremony in Redmond, Ore., Dec. 14.  The primary mission of the OYCP is to intervene in, and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old at-risk youth.  Program graduates receive instruction in values, self-discipline, education, and life skills necessary to succeed as productive citizens, in addition to earning a G.E.D.  (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
111214-A-6947H-002 - Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program cadets during their graduation ceremony in Redmond, Ore., Dec. 14.  Rees spoke to the cadets about their achievements, and encouraged them to continue on with their success after leaving the program. The primary mission of the OYCP is to intervene in, and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old at-risk youth.  Program graduates receive instruction in values, self-discipline, education, and life skills necessary to succeed as productive citizens, in addition to earning a G.E.D.   (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
111214-A-6947H-003 - Former National Football League player and author Josh Bidwell, speaks to Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program cadets during their graduation ceremony in Redmond, Ore., Dec. 14.  Bidwell related to the cadets by sharing personal stories of his youth, and how he overcame his own challenges.  He congratulated the cadets on their accomplishments and encouraged them to continue the positive changes after leaving the program. Program graduates receive instruction in values, self-discipline, education, and life skills necessary to succeed as productive citizens, in addition to earning a G.E.D.  (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
111214-A-6947H-004: Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, shakes hands with one of the graduating cadets from class 2011-12 of the Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program during the class' graduation ceremony in Redmond, Ore., Dec. 14. The primary mission of the OYCP is to intervene in, and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old at-risk youth.  Program graduates receive instruction in values, self-discipline, education, and life skills necessary to succeed as productive citizens, in addition to earning a G.E.D.  (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
111214-A-6947H-005: The 2011-12 class of the Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program, prepare to take part in a graduation ceremony in Redmond, Ore., Dec. 14. The primary mission of the OYCP is to intervene in, and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old at-risk youth.  Program graduates receive instruction in values, self-discipline, education, and life skills necessary to succeed as productive citizens, in addition to earning a G.E.D.  (Photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
 
 
Contact Info: Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs: 503-584-3885.