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Salem-News.com (Jan-26-2010 20:40)

Oregon Soldiers Return From Year-Long Deployment to Iraq

Oregon Army National Guard Aviation unit returns home after a year-long deployment to Iraq‏

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com 120 members of the Oregon Army National Guard's C/7-158 Aviation unit were officially welcomed home from a year-long deployment to Iraq during a ceremony in Salem, Ore., Jan. 25.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-06-2010 22:38)

FBI, Port of Portland Police Investigate Incident on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 39

"The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, working with Port of Portland and TSA, responded to the incident. At this time, there is no known terrorism link" - FBI's Beth Steele

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Boeing 767 similar to the plane in today's incident The FBI and Port of Portland Police officers have concluded their interview of a passenger removed from Hawaiian Flight 39, that was en route to Hawaii, from Portland International Airport.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-16-2009 17:03)

Search & Rescue Mission On Mount Hood Suspended

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Suspends search for missing climbers.

(MT. HOOD. Ore.) - Katie Nolan and Anthony Vietti remain missing on Mt. Hood. The search for two missing climbers on Mount Hood is over. The information was released today by Det. Jim Strovink with the Clackamas Sheriff's Office.

"The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, announces with profound sadness the necessity to suspend the ongoing Search and Rescue mission conducted on Mount Hood, in Clackamas County."

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Salem-News.com (Dec-15-2009 03:04)

Blackhawk Helicopter Joins Search for Missing Climbers on Mount Hood (VIDEO REPORT)

Oregon Army National Guard helicopter provides aerial search assistance.

(MT. HOOD, Ore.) - Salem-News.com The Oregon Guard launched a Blackhawk helicopter Monday, in the search for two missing climbers on Mount Hood.

The aircraft is a big help in searching dangerous terrain on days when avalanches threaten rescuers on the ground.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-08-2009 21:05)

Oregon`s Fallen to be Honored With 5 Names Added to Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial

The keynote speaker will be Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Afghan-Iraq Freedom Memorial On the day set aside to remember America's service men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans Day, a ceremony will be held at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial to pay tribute to all of Oregon's fallen service members who have served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

The public ceremony will be held Nov. 11, on the grounds of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, at 700 Summer St. N.E., at 3:00 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-03-2009 03:07)

First Look at Afghan War Documentary (VIDEO)

A documentary in production will be highly educational about the war in Afghanistan.

(SALEM, Ore.) - A C-130 aircraft, HUMVEE and soldiers is a typical site in Afghanistan. It has been well over a year since I began working on a documentary about the war in Afghanistan. Now, thanks to a lost file turning up, I have recovered the first part of the program, which is located below.

It offers an idea of what I intend to produce in the coming months; an in-depth look at the American and Canadian and British troops who are engaged in the fighting there.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-30-2009 23:33)

Wyden, Merkley Announce Investigation Into National Guard Exposure to Carcinogen

In April 2003, National Guard members from Oregon, Indiana, West Virginia, and South Carolina guarding the Qarmat Ali water facility in Iraq were exposed to sodium dichromate, a deadly carcinogen.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Qarmat Ali water treatment plant The Inspector General for the Department of Defense will investigate whether actions by the U.S. Army and a contractor exposed Oregon National Guard troops to a harmful carcinogen in Iraq in 2003. The investigation is in response to a letter written by U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and five other senate colleagues calling on Inspector General Gordon Heddell to investigate whether the U.S. Army and KBR – a contractor hired to restore the Qarmat Ali Water injection facility to safe working order -- adequately protected servicemembers from harmful toxins.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-17-2009 11:19)

A Future Worth Securing

The Oregon National Guard and the people of Scania, Iraq.

(SCANIA, Iraq) - Patrol in Scania, Iraq Outside the wire, Soldiers wear full battle rattle. They scout the area for IEDs, mortars, rockets, insurgents or anything that may threaten the lives around them. Alpha Co., 2-162 Infantry's quick reaction force for Scania, is ready for anything.

"I am sworn to protect all citizens of Scania," 1st Sgt. Geoffrey Miotke said. "I do so with a posture that has my guys ready all the time."

The Soldiers are also ready to man the entry control points of Scania and provide security for a variety of missions in their area of operations.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-05-2009 00:35)

More Oregon Guard Soldiers Will Head for Iraq

A mobilization order is still needed to establish specific time frames and location of duty.

(SALEM, Ore.) - M1A2 Abrams tank The Department of Defense has alerted more than 3,500 Citizen Soldiers of the Army National Guard's 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team for possible mobilization affecting the 3-116 Cavalry in Eastern Oregon.

The Cavalry Brigade is scheduled to be comprised of approximately 800 Oregon Guard members with the remainder being from Idaho and Montana. Supporting the 3-116 is F/145 with detachments throughout Eastern Oregon. The 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Idaho, will be commanded by Col. Guy Thomas, and is the largest Idaho National Guard unit.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-11-2009 00:37)

Oregon Air Guard 142nd Security Forces Squadron Returns from Iraq (PHOTOS)

Over the course of their deployment, the Guard airmen endured 15 rocket attacks and more than 100 incidents of small-arms fire.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - 142nd Security Forces Squadron arrived at the Portland International Airport Members of the Oregon Air National Guard returned to Oregon on Friday, August 7, 2009 after a six-month deployment to Iraq.

Captain Stephen Bomar, State Public Affairs Officer for the Oregon Guard, says twenty-nine airmen from the 142nd Security Forces Squadron arrived on four separate commercial flights at the Portland International Airport, to throngs of well-wishers, family members and friends.

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