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  • Oregon National Guard Supports Wildland Firefighting

    JOSEPH, Ore. - Oregon National Guard members assisted firefighters battling the Double Creek Fire by staffing road closure points around the fire’s perimeter.The fire in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northeast Oregon was started by a lightning strike and has burned 157,000 acres. It is

  • Oregon National Guard Responds to Rum Creek Fire

    MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon National Guard has helped support firefighting efforts at the Rum Creek Fire that has burned approximately 17,000 acres in Josephine County. Fifty-one Guard members have helped secure the area, manning road closure points in the Merlin area since Aug. 29. The Guard also

  • New York Air Guard Airmen Train with Brazilian Counterparts

    CAMPO GRANDE, Brazil - One hundred New York National Guard Airmen, including 80 from the 106th Rescue Wing, are participating in exercises with their Brazilian Air Force counterparts through Aug. 31.The Americans are operating from the Brazilian Air Force base at Campo Grande in Brazil’s Mato Grosso

  • New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan

    ALPENA, Mich. – Air National Guard Airmen and aircraft from around the country are conducting the first Air National Guard Readiness Exercise Program event, Agile Rage 22. This exercise is hosted by the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, part of the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in

  • Oregon Guard winds down hospital support mission

    ACROSS OREGON – With declining infection rates from the COVID-19 omicron variant and the indoor mask mandate ending, Soldiers and Airmen from the Oregon National Guard wrapped up their mobilization to assist hospitals throughout the state.In January, approximately 1,200 Guard members deployed to aid

  • Hundreds of Oregon Guardsmen help overwhelmed hospitals

    MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon National Guardsmen are assisting more than 40 hospitals across the state struggling with heavy patient loads and short staffing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Guardsmen handle critical, non-direct patient care roles, including COVID testing support, equipment sterilization

  • 142nd Wing mobilizes to support Portland hospitals

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing mobilized almost 200 Airmen to support state hospitals during a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations across Oregon.During the second week of January, two groups totaling roughly 90 Guard members processed out of Portland Air National Guard

  • Oregon Guard helps respond to COVID surge at 40 hospitals

    SALEM, Ore. - The surge of COVID-19 cases prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to order an increase of National Guard members assisting at hospitals around the state, boosting the number of Guardsmen on hospital relief missions from 500 to over 1,200 at 40 hospitals.During this deployment, National Guard

  • Year in Review: National Guard delivered at home and abroad

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When a series of tornadoes slashed across parts of eight Midwest states late in the evening of Dec. 10, Spc. Zach Neisz sprang into action. He grabbed an ax, flashlight and medical kit and drove to Dawson Springs, Kentucky, to help any way he could.“I couldn’t sit back and not do

  • Oregon Guard, partner Bangladesh focus on disaster response

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Sitting where three tectonic plates meet, Bangladesh is one of the most active seismic regions in the world. The 2021 Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) Oct. 26-28 focused on the dual disasters of earthquake management during a pandemic.More than 300 representatives