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News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Oregon Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Portland

Rising temperatures, high winds and dry conditions are likely to persist through at least the remainder of the week, creating a high chance of wildfires spreading across Oregon.

News | local | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Oregon Will Deploy National Guard Soldiers To Help With Eclipse

OPB | July 27, 2017 3:03 p.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown has authorized the Oregon National Guard to stage personnel in preparation for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

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Gov. Brown Deploys Oregon National Guard To Fight Fires

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015 2:34 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that she is deploying 125 National Guard soldiers to help fight wildfires.

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Head of Oregon National Guard Retires

OPB | July 10, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Maj. Gen. Raymond Rees has served in the military for more than five decades, including four terms as Oregon's top guardsman

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Awaiting KBR Lawsuit Verdict

OPB | Nov. 2, 2012 12:06 p.m.

We'll hear the details about the KBR case from The Oregonian's Mike Francis.

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Oregon Troops Come Home

OPB | Sept. 13, 2011 9:06 a.m.

An Oregon National Guard unit returns this month from a one year tour of duty in Iraq. What is it like for them to come back to civilian life?

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Afghanistan Drawdown

OPB | June 23, 2011 9:06 a.m.

What's your reaction to the announcement by President Obama of a troop drawdown in Afghanistan?

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Challenges for the National Guard

OPB | May 25, 2010 9 a.m.

What are the specific challenges of being in the National Guard?

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The Plan for Afghanistan

OPB | Dec. 2, 2009 9 a.m.

"Finishing the job" in Afghanistan: what does that mean to you?

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Changing of the Guard

OPB | Feb. 3, 2009 9 a.m.

Should the Oregon National Guard go to Iraq this year?

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Girlfriends from the Battlefield

OPB | April 9, 2008 midnight

An American soldier and an Iraqi translator became friends when the Oregon National Guard was deployed in Iraq. Now both are back in the Northwest, helping each other navigate the personal upheaval they've experienced since leaving Iraq.