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Oregon's own 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team sends Soldiers to Kosovo (Photos) (Photo) - 01/11/20

CLACKAMAS, Ore. -  Task Force Jungleer consisting of approximately 400 soldiers from the 41st Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company, with elements of 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) were honored in a ceremony Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at the Oregon Convention Center, as they prepared to deploy to Kosovo.

The 41st IBCT Commander Col. Eric Riley invites supporters and the media to recognize and honor the Soldiers of Task Force Jungleer and their families in preparation for their deployment to Kosovo.

“The 41st is honored to represent the state of Oregon in this NATO’s Kosovo Force mission, contributing to a secure environment and ensuring public safety and order to the people of Kosovo,” Said 41st IBCT Commander Col. Eric Riley.

Speakers at the mobilization ceremony included Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Oregon National Guard Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon. Task Force Jungleer is the last of the 41st units to mobilize. The total deployment is the second-largest deployment of the brigade since WWII, following the 2009 Iraq deployment commanded by then Col. Daniel Hokanson, now a Lieutenant General and Director of Army National Guard, who spoke at the event as well. 

The 41st IBCT is an organization made up of 3,000 Soldiers consisting of five Oregon battalions and two out of state battalions from New Mexico and Washington. The Brigade has already deployed four separate task forces around the globe starting in September of 2019, with a total numbering approximately 2,300 Soldiers, with 1,400 hailing from Oregon.

The 41st Brigade has a rich history protecting its community and country, tracing their lineage back to the 41st Division of WWI and WWII. Soldiers of the brigade are dedicated to accomplishing the assigned missions with the same courage and competence it has always had. 

For media inquiries, please contact Major Chris Clyne, 41st IBCT Public Affairs Officer 503-278-9834

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From left to right: Oregon Governor Kate Brown; Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon; Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Director of the Army National Guard; and Brig. Gen. William J. Prendergast, Land Component Commander, Oregon Army National Guard, pause for a photo during a mobilization ceremony for Task Force Jungleer of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard at the Oregon Convention Center, Jan. 11, in Portland, Ore. The brigade is deploying to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan)

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Soldiers of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard, stand at attention as friends, family, and other attendees join them during a mobilization ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center, Jan. 11, in Portland, Ore. The brigade is deploying to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan)

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41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Huppunen, takes a moment with his daughter prior to a mobilization ceremony for Task Force Jungleer at Oregon Convention Center, Jan. 11, in Portland, Ore. The Oregon National Guard brigade is deploying to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan)

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Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon, addresses friends and family members of Task Force Jungleer of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard during a mobilization ceremony at Oregon Convention Center, Jan. 11, in Portland, Ore. The brigade is deploying to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan)

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown presents an Oregon State flag to 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Brigade Commander Col. Eric Riley after a mobilization ceremony for Task Force Jungleer of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard at Oregon Convention Center, Jan. 11, in Portland, Ore. The brigade is deploying to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan)

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Members of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard stand at Parade Rest during a mobilization ceremony for Task Force Jungleer of at Oregon Convention Center, Jan. 11, in Portland, Ore. The brigade is deploying to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan)

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown shakes hands with a 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldier after a mobilization ceremony for Task Force Jungleer at Oregon Convention Center, Jan. 11, in Portland, Ore. The brigade is deploying to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Sgt. Cory Grogan)

 

 

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Mobilization Ceremony for the Oregon National Guard's 41st Brigade (Photo) - 01/09/20

CLACKAMAS, Ore. -  A mobilization ceremony for Task Force Jungleer consisting of approximately 400 soldiers from the 41st Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company, with elements of 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at the Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, Portland, Oregon at 2 p.m.

The 41st IBCT Commander Col. Eric Riley invites supporters and the media to recognize and honor the Soldiers of Task Force Jungleer and their families in preparation for their deployment to Kosovo.

“The 41st is honored to represent the state of Oregon in this NATO’s Kosovo Force mission, contributing to a secure environment and ensuring public safety and order to the people of Kosovo,” Said Riley.

Scheduled speakers at the mobilization ceremony include Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Oregon National Guard Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon. Task Force Jungleer is the last of the 41st units to mobilize. The total deployment is the second-largest deployment of the brigade since WWII, following the 2009 Iraq deployment commanded by then Col. Daniel Hokanson, now a Lieutenant General and Director of Army National Guard, is scheduled to speak at the event as well. 

The 41st IBCT is an organization made up of 3,000 Soldiers consisting of five Oregon battalions and two out of state battalions from New Mexico and Washington. The Brigade has already deployed four separate task forces around the globe starting in September of 2019, with a total numbering 1,400 Soldiers.

The 41st Brigade has a rich history protecting its community and country, tracing their lineage back to the 41st Division of WWI and WWII. It’s proud of all the accomplishments of the past and prepared for this current assignment. Soldiers of the brigade are dedicated to accomplishing the assigned missions with the same courage and competence it has always done. 

The address for the Oregon Convention Center is 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, Oregon

For media inquiries, please contact Major Chris Clyne, 41st IBCT Public Affairs Officer 503-278-9834

 

Photo Captions:

200107-Z-AJ128-1001: Army National Guard Sgt. Alfonso Echeverria stands in front of a Crowd Control formation of Soldiers from D Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Camp Rilea, Ore., January 7, 2020. The crowd control training is to prepare the Soldiers for their deployment to the country of Kosovo as part of the NATO-led mission Kosovo Force (KFOR). (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

200107-Z-AJ128-1002: Army National Guard Soldiers Sgt. Alfonso Echeverria and Sgt. Shawn Zumwalt stands in front of a Crowd Control formation of Soldiers from D Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Camp Rilea, Oregon, January 7, 2020. The crowd control training is to prepare the Soldiers for their deployment to the country of Kosovo as part of the NATO-led mission Kosovo Force (KFOR). (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

200107-Z-AJ128-1003: Army National Guard Spc. Chayton Hawk and Spc. Joseph Viramontes from D Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team performs individual baton techniques during crowd control training in Camp Rilea, Ore., January 7, 2020. The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing Security Forces, helped prepare the soldiers for this deployment to Kosovo during this training. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

200107-Z-AJ128-1004: Army National Guard Master Sgt. Devin Boise an instructor from Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing Security Forces, gives a block of instruction on Crowd Control, Civil Unrest Training to D Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Camp Rilea, Ore., January 7, 2020. The training is to prepare the soldiers for their deployment to Kosovo as part of the NATO-led mission Kosovo Force (KFOR).  (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

200107-Z-AJ128-1005: An Oregon Highway 26 roadside sign tells the story of the 41st Infantry Division (Sunset). The 41st Division can trace their history back to WWI and is preparing to deploy nearly 400 Army National Guard Soldiers to Kosovo. 

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142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations (Photo) - 01/06/20

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 Eagle night training missions January 6-11, 2020.

Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted as an essential training requirement for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 p.m.

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About the 142nd Fighter Wing:

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs around 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.

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