Two Oregon Guard Units Prepare For Mobilization

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon are scheduled to attend two separate mobilization ceremonies honoring units from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team as they prepare for overseas assignments, Sunday Oct. 13, 2019.

The first ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Southern Oregon University’s Raider Stadium in Ashland, Oregon, for Citizen-Soldiers from 1-186 Infantry Battalion and the 141 Brigade Support Battalion, as they prepare to depart to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.

The second ceremony is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at the St. Helens High School, Oregon, for Soldiers from Bravo Company, 741st Brigade Engineer Battalion and the 141 Brigade Support Battalion, as they depart for the Middle East.

The two units are part of several deployments that the 41st IBCT are sending to different areas of the world. In total, the 41st is scheduled to mobilize deploy more than 1,600 Oregon service members to five different countries: Djibouti, Jordan, Kosovo, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

The events are open to the public and encouraged to attend for the sendoff.

"These ceremonies offer an opportunity for our communities to show support for not only our service members, but also for our families and employers," said Col. Eric J. Riley, Commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, "we are proud to represent Oregon and the Oregon Army National Guard as we mobilize for overseas missions."

Source: Oregon Military Department

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