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Oregon National Guard activated to assist wildfire suppression efforts

The Oregon National Guard recently hosted Air Assault, Pathfinder and Rappel Master courses in June at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon, with a Mobile Training Team from the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center.
Read the full articles or check out more photos and videos of the training here: https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/115MPAD

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Company A, 641st Aviation Regiment, were honored in a demobilization ceremony, July 13, in Salem, Oregon. Ten Soldiers deployed to the Middle East to perform transportation missions utilizing the C-12 fixed-wing aircraft.

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The 173rd Fighter Wing participated in a three-day exercise testing their capabilities to respond to airlift needs in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment, rescues an injured hiker from the summit of Mt. Hood, Oregon, July 13, 2018. The rescue effort brought together the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Mountain Rescue and 304th Rescue Squadron.

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Oregon National Guard was part of a team effort to rescue a hiker in need near the summit of Mount Hood. Thank you Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and Portland Mountain Rescue.
See the video below of the successful rescue.

Members of the Oregon National Guard’s 102nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team work together with other first responders during a joint agency training exercise, July 12, 2018, at Autzen Stadium, the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.

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Oregon National Guard members are participating in the initial wildland fire “red card” training this week. This year the state received additional funding for training and equipment. Guard members will be trained and readily prepared to respond to what promises to be a busy fire season. Members of Senator Merkley’s staff got to witness first-hand the training taking place, as the Senator aided in securing the additional funds. #TrainInOregon #CampRilea #OregonGuard #FireFighters

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Another successful team effort with Corvallis Mountain Rescue Unit - CMRU and U.S. Forest Service - Umpqua National Forest. Great work everyone.

The U.S. Army has released the first revision to the #Army fitness since 1980, the Army Combat Fitness Test. This new test consists of six events to test all of the major muscle groups and provide an accurate, scientifically-validated assessment of a Soldier’s readiness based on the tasks a Soldier may encounter in training or combat. #ACFT

Want to learn more? https://www.army.mil/article/208189/army_combat_fitness_test_set_to_become_new_pt_test_of_record_in_late_2020

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Thank you Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Oregon. We hope the climber makes a fast recovery.

State Tuition Assistance is now available for Oregon National Guard members. Here are some of the requirements:
a. September 1, 2018, is the application deadline.
b. Requirement to have applied for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
c. Apply and create a student profile with the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC).
d. Current Soldiers need to submit proof of Federal Tuition Assistance and Airmen must submit a Military Tuition Assistance (MilTA) Request.
For more information visit https://oregonstudentaid.gov/state-tuition-assistance.aspx

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The Oregon National Guard participated in several Independence Day events. A special shoutout to the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field and 142nd Fighter Wing for conducting flyovers today.

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We wish everyone a joyful and safe Independence Day celebration. Thank you to all who have served our great nation.

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Thank you Mike Kiser for supporting your Oregon National Guard. https://kobi5.com/news/regional-news/midland-man-completes-star-spangled-art-80766/

Oregon Air National Guard scheduled to conduct Independence Day flyovers

Today is National Insurance Day. Take a look at what TRICARE has to offer, including TRICARE Reserve Select. https://www.tricare.mil/

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Pathfinder-Minutemen is a joint multi-agency, multi-state exercise based on response to a possible Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. This particular exercise builds on previous years training in a post-earthquake and subsequent tsunami environment with casualties in need of immediate medical treatment. https://www.dvidshub.net/news/283216/awareness-and-training-keeps-northwest-region-ready-cascadia-subduction-zone-disasters

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Thank you to everyone who brought a recent violation of our social media policies to our attention. We were made aware of this situation and were able to begin addressing it. This violation clearly is not within the values of our organization, and this behavior has been swiftly dealt with. For those that have reached out to our organization, thank you for the ongoing support of your Oregon National Guard.

Check out some of the recent training the Oregon National Guard medevac unit conducted with wildfire crews. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/607607/oregon-guard-medevac-trains-with-wildfire-crews

Congratulations to the seven newest second lieutenants in the Oregon Army National Guard, as they graduated from Southern Oregon Univerity's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program today in Ashland, Oregon.

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Happy Flag Day! On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. In August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

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America’s #USArmy has proudly and bravely served our nation for 243 years. Happy Birthday, Soldiers! #ArmyBDay

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With clean water on the forefront of our minds, the importance of storing water for emergencies is evident now more than ever. Your emergency kit should include 1-gallon of water per person, per day.

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