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Press Release
March 16, 2005
ADVISORY: Return of Oregon's Citizen Soldiers Possibly Delayed a Day
Plans to welcome home nearly 700 citizen-soldiers of the Oregon National Guard may be delayed by approximately 24 hours. The inital plan was for the first of three flights to arrive on March 16 at McChord Air Force Base followed by a reunion with family members at Fort Lewis. However, it has been reported from Kuwait that the first flight may have been delayed by a day. If the flight has changed by a day, the media activities planned will still take place on March 17. The Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs office will verify new arrival times and promptly provide details as more information becomes available.

Capt Mike Braibish
503-584-3886, cell 503-932-5805
Kay Fristad
503-584-3917, cell 503-931-5179