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Press Release
July 28, 2009
Oregon Army Guard to support Polk County search efforts
The Oregon Army National Guard is supporting the Polk County Sheriff's office in a search effort using an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter near Spongs Landing in the Keizer area.

The OH-58, launched from the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem on July 28, at approximately 8:15 AM.

The Polk County Sheriffs Office is the lead response agency. For more information, see the Polk Co. press release at http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1292 

There are approximately 3,000 soldiers and airmen from the Oregon National Guard deployed around the world in support of federal missions leaving approximately 5,500 guard members along with a variety of equipment to support domestic needs.

For the Army Fact File on the OH-58 Kiowa go to: http://www.army.mil/factfiles/equipment/aircraft/kiowa.html 

OH-58 lifts off from Salem Flight Facility to assist in search for 14 year old boy missing near Keizer. (Photo by Kim L. Lippert, Oregon Military Department)
Contact Info:
Stephen Bomar
Capt., Public Affairs