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January 07, 2012
-PHOTO RELEASE- Oregon Army National Guard unit honored at demobilization ceremony
 
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Lt. Col. Jon Middaugh, incoming commander of the 1249th Engineer Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard, receives the battalion colors from Col. Todd Plimpton, Brigade Commander, 82nd Troop Command, during a change of command ceremony after the unit’s demobilization ceremony Jan. 7, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion in Salem, Ore. Lt. Col. Kevin Dial, the outgoing commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Polley watch as the hand off is made. The unit recently returned home from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anita VanderMolen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Oregon Army National Guard.)
 
 
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Lt. Col. Kevin Dial, Commander, 1249th Engineer Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Polley uncase the battalion colors during the unit’s demobilization ceremony Jan. 7, at the at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion in Salem, Ore. The Soldiers recently returned home from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anita VanderMolen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Oregon Army National Guard.)
 
 
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Soldiers of the 1249th Engineer Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard, are welcomed home during the unit’s demobilization ceremony Jan.7, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion in Salem, Ore. The Soldiers recently returned home from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anita VanderMolen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Oregon Army National Guard.)
 
 
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Gov. John Kitzhaber, Governor and Commander in Chief, Oregon, and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon, hand coins to Soldiers recently home from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan during the unit’s demobilization ceremony Jan. 7, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion in Salem, Ore. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anita VanderMolen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Oregon Army National Guard.)
 
 
Contact Info: Captain Stephen Bomar
Public Affairs Officer
Oregon Military Department
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