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Oregon Guard to dedicate streets honoring WWII veterans (Photo) - 09/19/19

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The Oregon Military Department will dedicated eight roadways on Camp Withycombe on Saturday, September 21, honoring WWII veterans of the 41st Infantry Division. The roadways will proudly bear the names of:

 

• 1st Lt. Sammy E. Radow

• 1st Lt. Melvin C. Monroe

• 1st Lt. Rodney W. Orange

• Staff Sgt. Jordan W. Davis

• Staff Sgt. Frank R. Gehrman

• Staff Sgt. Leland S. “Bud” Lewis

• Sgt. Leonard C. DeWitt

• Cpl. Herbert Foster

 

Soldiers names were selected from veterans that are currently highlighted in displays within the 41st Infantry Division Armed Forces Readiness Center (41st AFRC) building. The new street signs will designate the main entrance road, road to 41st AFRC, the main north/south axis road and connecting streets.

 

The Adjutant General, Oregon, Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Raymond F. Rees are scheduled to participate in the ceremony alongside Mr. Dan Sokol, the current president of the 41st Infantry Division Association. Sokol believes that “the accomplishments of these eight men who’ve been designated, extends to all men and women who have served in and with units of the 41st Infantry Division throughout history.”

The public is welcome to attend the dedication ceremony at the Oregon Military Museum, 15300 Minuteman Way, Clackamas, Ore. 97015 on Camp Withycombe. The program scheduled for Saturday, September 21, and will begin at 1:30 p.m. Members of the community interested in attending will need to have a current photo identification in their possession for entry onto Camp Withycombe.

 

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41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team to host pre-deployment town hall (Photo) - 09/12/19

Col. Eric Riley, the commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) is scheduled to hold a town-hall meeting to discuss the Brigade’s upcoming multi-country deployments. Soldiers, loved ones, media, and community members are invited to attend at 1:00 p.m. Sep.15 in the 2nd-floor Auditorium at The Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, OR 97015.

The 41st IBCT has a long history of serving our communities, state, and nation. The 41st is scheduled to deploy more than 1400 Oregonians to five different countries: Djibouti, Jordan, Kosovo, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)). The main emphasis for the Town-Hall meeting will be for the Portland metro area Soldiers deploying to Kosovo, Qatar, and UAE. Support from our families, loved ones, and employers are what makes it possible for us to deploy and serve our country.

For more information, contact the 41st IBCT Public Affairs Officer Major W. Chris Clyne 503-278-9834.

 

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41st IBCT Commander Col. Eric Riley speaking at the 2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Family Farewell Event for the Brigade’s Task Force Jordan element Sep. 3 in Springfield, Ore. The task force is on its way to the county of Jordan for a nine-month deployment helping train Jordanian military forces. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations (Photo) - 09/10/19

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions September 10-12, 2019.

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 10:30 p.m.

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About the 142nd Fighter Wing:

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 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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An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, takes off from Nellis Air Force, Nev., on a late day sortie, June 8, 2017. Over 120 Oregon Air Guardsmen are supporting the Weapons Instructor Course during their three-week duty
An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, takes off from Nellis Air Force, Nev., on a late day sortie, June 8, 2017. Over 120 Oregon Air Guardsmen are supporting the Weapons Instructor Course during their three-week duty
142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations (Photo) - 08/27/19

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions August 27-29, 2019.

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 10:30 p.m.

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About the 142nd Fighter Wing:

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 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.