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Rees most recently served as the Strategic Plans Officer (G-5) for the Oregon Army National Guard (Land Component Command), assisting with planning operations and training for more than 6,000 soldiers. Prior to his most recent assignment, he commanded the Recruiting and Retention Command ...

He has been in the Oregon National Guard for 26 years, nearly 20 with this unit, and has been on four deployments overseas. He said the most recent include operations in Syria, Iraq and Kuwait. Originally, Jason hoped he would be home by Feb. 9, his birthday. But the return window is always ... soldier
Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Brady Phillips (center), company commander with Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, leads his unit formation in saluting for the National Anthem during a demobilization ceremony, March 4, in Salem, Oregon. Approximately 70 Soldiers in the unit returned from ...

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, stand in formation during a demobilization ceremony honoring their return from overseas deployment, March 4, in Salem, Oregon. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April ... Soldiers Middle East
The Oregon House today unanimously approved legislation extending tuition benefits to Oregon National Guard members. ... The Military Department also presented statistics which show Oregon's Army National Guard Strength Ranking has slipped from a high of #15 in the nation to #50 in 2018.
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass Senate Bill 1557, helping men and women serving in Oregon's National Guard who are attending college. The bill amends current law to allow college students who are called up to serve the state for 30 days or less to retake classes ...
Local officials are backing a statewide measure that would provide tuition assistance to Oregon National Guard members attending public community colleges and universities. House Bill 4035, sponsored by Rep. Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) and Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver), was introduced at the start ...
KOIN-TV reported that video taken from a helicopter showed other climbers performing CPR on the man before he was airlifted by an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter to a hospital. He was later declared dead. Authorities have not released his identity. Mount Hood, a peak notorious for loose ice and ...
GOVERNMENT CAMP, OREGON – An Oregon Army National Guard helicopter airlifted a critically injured climber off the state's tallest peak as tumbling rocks imperiled a separate group of stranded climbers. Authorities said the injured climber fell up to 1,000 feet (304 meters) on a sunny, relatively warm ...
The men play themselves in their early 20s, when Sadler was attending California State University in Sacramento, Skarlatos was in the Oregon National Guard and Stone was serving in the Air Force. The movie depicts them as a close-knit unit, an impression confirmed by their interview by phone from Los ...
BEND, Ore. - Oregon's legislative session opened Monday, and already, a bill out of Central Oregon is being considered. It would provide tuition assistance to members of the Oregon National Guard. If passed, Oregon would be the last state in the country to offer tuition assistance to members of the state's ...
The Oregon Military Department has spent $2 million on infrastructure upgrades since the U.S. Army signed over 7,500 acres of the former depot for an Oregon National Guard Training Center known as Camp Umatilla in November (the local Columbia Development Authority is still waiting for the Army to ...
State Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, has introduced a pair of bills worth serious consideration in the February session. One would make members of the Oregon National Guard eligible for tuition assistance to go to college. A second would allow homeschooled or charter-school students to participate ...

The Oregon Military Department has spent $2 million on infrastructure upgrades since the U.S. Army signed over 7,500 acres of the former depot for an Oregon National Guard Training Center known as Camp Umatilla in November (the local Columbia Development Authority is still waiting for the Army to ...
A soldier has died in an accidental shooting at the Oregon National Guard's main training facility Wednesday night, The Associated Press reported Thursday. Officials did not release the name of the soldier, who died after being taken to the emergency room at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.
Friends and family watch as four Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopters with the 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment, fly in formation over the runway at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton. The Army will conduct a training in Eastern Oregon, including at the airport, ...
Local officials are backing a statewide measure that would provide tuition assistance to Oregon National Guard members attending public community colleges and universities. House Bill 4035, sponsored by Rep. Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) and Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver), was introduced at the start ...
KOIN-TV reported that video taken from a helicopter showed other climbers performing CPR on the man before he was airlifted by an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter to a hospital. He was later declared dead. Authorities have not released his identity. Mount Hood, a peak notorious for loose ice and ...
An Oregon National Guard spokesman said that climber was estimated to have fallen 700 to 1,000 feet. A National Guard helicopter crew was called out to assist in the rescue efforts. **Embargo: Portland, OR** Search and rescue crews responded to a fallen climber and a stranded group of climbers on ...
One of the issues the state Legislature is taking up in its current short session is whether to provide tuition assistance to members of the Oregon National Guard who attend in-state community colleges or public universities. Oregon is one of only three states that doesn't provide some sort of college tuition ...
The men play themselves in their early 20s, when Sadler was attending California State University in Sacramento, Skarlatos was in the Oregon National Guard and Stone was serving in the Air Force. The movie depicts them as a close-knit unit, an impression confirmed by their interview by phone from Los ...
The Oregon Military Department has spent $2 million on infrastructure upgrades since the U.S. Army signed over 7,500 acres of the former depot for an Oregon National Guard Training Center known as Camp Umatilla in November (the local Columbia Development Authority is still waiting for the Army to ...
State Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, has introduced a pair of bills worth serious consideration in the February session. One would make members of the Oregon National Guard eligible for tuition assistance to go to college. A second would allow homeschooled or charter-school students to participate ...
The Oregon Military Department has spent $2 million on infrastructure upgrades since the U.S. Army signed over 7,500 acres of the former depot for an Oregon National Guard Training Center known as Camp Umatilla in November (the local Columbia Development Authority is still waiting for the Army to ...
A soldier has died in an accidental shooting at the Oregon National Guard's main training facility Wednesday night, The Associated Press reported Thursday. Officials did not release the name of the soldier, who died after being taken to the emergency room at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.
Sen. Lt. Gen. Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army, welcomed Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General of the US's Oregon National Guard, in Hanoi on January 19. Adjutant General of Oregon National Guard welcomed in Hanoi, Government news, Vietnam ...
LA GRANDE — The Oregon Army National Guard 3-116 Cavalry invites the community to a family-friendly open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the National Guard Armory, 404 12th St., La Grande. Meet the soldiers and hear their stories and get a close look at the newest version of an M1A1 Abrams ...
The ceremony signified the transition between outgoing commander Col. Farin Schwartz and in coming commander Col. Scott Sheridan. Col. Sheridan enlisted in the Oregon National Guard in 1987 and was commissioned as an armor officer in 1990 after completing the ROTC program upon graduating ...
PENDLETON, Ore. – The Oregon Military Department plans to spend $25 million on improvements at the former Umatilla Chemical Depot near Hermiston. The Oregon National Guard said Thursday that a new training center will be used for weekend and annual training requirements for the Guard and ...
A group of Oregon National Guard soldiers who train in Hood River and Salem had a little more excitement for Christmas Day than planned when a suicide bomber detonated his vest near their compound in Afghanistan. At least six citizens were killed in the Dec. 25 attack and several others were wounded, ...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The cost of fighting wildfires in Oregon skyrocketed to $454 million in 2017, the most so far this century, according to data from Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. The high cost was fueled by multiple large wildfires — and more than 2,000 total fires — that burned 665,000 ...
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard soldiers of 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, from Afghanistan following a demobilization ceremony held in Bend (File photo). Walden secretly settled disabled veterans' complaint Oregon MIlitary Dept. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden ...
Other shipments arrived at the base of an Oregon National Guard unit and Marine Raiders in the Middle East. A total of 85 boxes were sent to the field and the Holiday for Heroes Committee, which organized the outreach effort, credits the generosity of community members for the success of the mission.
Their oldest son, Sean, is a colonel in the Oregon National Guard, and the youngest, Pat, is a colonel in the U.S. Army. Both have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. “We are proud of them. They have done well,” their parents said. Sadly, middle son, Eric, died from what Nikkila described as “a heart ...
Christmas boxes sent to Afghanistan by residents of Wasco and Hood River counties are shown with the team of defense contractors who received them. Other shipments arrived at the base of an Oregon National Guard unit and Marine Raiders in the Middle East. A total of 85 boxes were sent to the field ...
#Les Cochenour, former The Dalles mayor, retired Oregon National Guard officer and longtime volunteer for military organizations, received a significant medal Dec. 2 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. #At a ceremony that was part of the local National Guard unit's annual Christmas party, Cochenour ...
REDMOND, Ore. - The Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program graduated its 54th class on Wednesday at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond. The ceremony drew hundreds of family members, friends and community supporters of the graduating cadets from across the state ...
First Lt. Lindsay Whitcomb stands with her hands clasped behind her back, eyes focused on the giant American flag hanging inside the Anderson Readiness Center. Behind her, 22 members of her platoon stand in silence. Soldiers with the Oregon Army National Guard were honored Friday in a ...
Before an Oregon National Guard airman or soldier can deploy to a wildfire, the state must overcome a number of logistical hurdles. One of the biggest is boots. It takes about four days for each pair of handmade boots to arrive after a special order is made for every service member — and it could become a ...
Oregon National Guard members practice firefighting techniques in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, ahead of their deployment to fight a fire near Crater Lake, Ore. Just over 100 Oregon National Guard members were taking refresher training at a facility on the outskirts of Salem as the state hits ...
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass Senate Bill 1557, helping men and women serving in Oregon's National Guard who are attending college. The bill amends current law to allow college students who are called up to serve the state for 30 days or less to retake classes ...
Skarlatos, who was an Oregon Army National Guard Specialist, was awarded the U.S. Army Soldier's Medal; Stone, who was a U.S. Airman First Class, was awarded the Airman's Medal and Purple Heart; and Sadler, then a student at Sacramento State University, was awarded the Department of Defense ...
The Oregon Military Department has spent $2 million on infrastructure upgrades since the U.S. Army signed over 7,500 acres of the former depot for an Oregon National Guard Training Center known as Camp Umatilla in November (the local Columbia Development Authority is still waiting for the Army to ...
BEND, Ore. - Oregon's legislative session opened Monday, and already, a bill out of Central Oregon is being considered. It would provide tuition assistance to members of the Oregon National Guard. If passed, Oregon would be the last state in the country to offer tuition assistance to members of the state's ...
EUGENE, Ore. -- The trial has begun against a man shot in a 2016 officer-involved shooting. Edgar Rodriguez is facing charges of unlawful use of a weapon. Police said Rodriguez called 911 after a fight broke out at his apartment. When officers arrived, they said the former Oregon National Guard member ...
Do you have information of interest to Douglas County veterans? Contact John McDonald at jd.mcdonald.jd@gmail.com or 541-580-6178. John is a combat veteran with more than 18 years of military service. He serves in the Oregon National Guard and isalso a member of the Douglas County Veterans ...


 

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