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Oregon National Guardsmen Get A Crash Course In Firefighting

Statesman Journal | Sept. 13, 2017 6:59 a.m.

Around 600 guardsmen have been called up to fight wildfires this season — a record fitting for what is becoming one of Oregon's worst fire seasons. 

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Oregon National Guard Deployment To Fight Wildfires Approaches Record

Statesman Journal | Sept. 3, 2017 11:41 a.m.

Teams of guardsmen are fighting the Horse Prairie and Chetco Bar fires in the southwestern corner of the state, and another 130 are in training and awaiting assignment this weekend.

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Oregon National Guard Soldiers Train To Fight Wildfires

Northwest News Network | Aug. 25, 2015 3:37 p.m.

Oregon fire officials are turning to National Guard troops to help contain wildfires across the Northwest.

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Top Stories: UO Athletic Dept. Earns $115M, Seattle Shooting Victim Remembered

OPB | June 9, 2014 7:14 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Monday, June 9: Hundreds of soldiers in the Oregon National Guard prepare to deploy, local government retirees' insurance is driving up costs in Marion County, the University of Oregon athletics department earned the ninth highest revenue in the nation last fiscal year and more.

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Oregon Guard Braces For Sequestration Cuts

OPB | March 2, 2013 3:17 p.m. | Portland

Approximately 1,000 air and army technicians will be subject to furloughs starting within 30 days.

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Guard Dedicates New Aviation Facility To Former Governor Kulongoski

OPB | Oct. 2, 2012 4:03 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon National Guard dedicated a new aviation facility Tuesday to former Governor Ted Kulongoski. The building will house the incoming fleet of Lakota helicopters.