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Oregon Says Good Bye to 400 Troops Headed for Afghanistan

The battalion will provide security and support for military facilities in Kabul and southwestern Afghanistan.


The Oregon Army National Guard bid farewell to Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, in a mobilization ceremony, on Saturday at the Salem Armory Auditorium, in Salem, Ore. Photo Courtesy: Oregon Army National Guard

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The Oregon Army National Guard bid farewell to Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, in a mobilization ceremony, on Saturday at the Salem Armory Auditorium, in Salem, Ore.

Approximately 400 Soldiers from the battalion, headquartered in Springfield, Ore., with companies also based in Corvallis, Gresham, and Hillsboro, will complete mobilization processing and training at Fort Hood, Texas prior to departure for Afghanistan.

The battalion will provide security and support for military facilities in Kabul and southwestern Afghanistan.

U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR 5th District); Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown; Oregon State Representative Julie Parish, Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon; and State Command Sergeant Major Shane Lake are some of the dignitaries who were there to wish the Soldiers well on their upcoming deployment.

Source: Oregon Army National Guard

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