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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, listens as Daniel Swain, Tigard Police Officer and Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserve's 304th Rescue Squadron speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, M
Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, listens as Daniel Swain, Tigard Police Officer and Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserve's 304th Rescue Squadron speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, M
[PHOTOS] Oregon National Guard Participates in Memorial Day Events - 05/30/16
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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, pledges allegiance to the U.S. flag alongside Tigard Police Department's Daniel Swain, a member of the Air Force Reserve's 304th Rescue Squadron based out of Portland, Oregon, during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, speaks to a crowd during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Members of the Portland Sea Cadets Color Guard march forward through more than 300 visitors to post the National and State flags, beginning a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Congressman Kurt Schrader and Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Congressman Kurt Schrader and Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Congressman Kurt Schrader and Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Congressman Kurt Schrader, U.S. Representative for Oregon's 5th Congressional District, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Congressman Kurt Schrader and Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, The Adjutant General, Oregon, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, takes part in a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, listens as Daniel Swain, Tigard Police Officer and Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserve's 304th Rescue Squadron speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps by the Oregon Army National Guard Honors Team among other military proceedings to honor fallen servicemembers from all generations. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
Attached Media Files: Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, listens as Daniel Swain, Tigard Police Officer and Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserve's 304th Rescue Squadron speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, M , Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, takes part in a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salute and play , Congressman Kurt Schrader, U.S. Representative for Oregon's 5th Congressional District, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speaker , Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Congressman Kurt Schrader an , Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to more than 300 guests during a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Congressman Kurt Schrader an , Members of the Portland Sea Cadets Color Guard march forward through more than 300 visitors to post the National and State flags, beginning a Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 30. The event featured , Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, speaks to a crowd during a Memorial Day ceremony in Tigard, May 30. The event featured guest speakers; Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Daniel Swain and others, a 21-gun salu , Brig. Gen. Mark A. Crosby, Commander of Joint Domestic Operations, Oregon National Guard, pledges allegiance to the U.S. flag alongside Tigard Police Department's Daniel Swain, a member of the Air Force Reserve's 304th Rescue Squadron based out of Portlan
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Oregon Air National Guard flyovers scheduled for Memorial Day holiday (Photo) - 05/27/16
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct Memorial Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at or near the designated times on Monday, May 30.

"We'd like to give a special thank you to the approving authorities this year, authorizing our Oregon communities across the state to commemorate this Memorial Day with flyovers in remembrance of our fallen heroes," said Stephen Bomar, Director of Public Affairs for the Oregon Military Department.

Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was originally called, was first observed on May 30, 1868 as a day to place flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The holiday's name was later changed to Memorial Day in 1971 and became a federal holiday to be observed on the last Monday in May.

The 173rd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers:
11:03 a.m., NCAA Men's Golf Championship, Eugene, Oregon.
11:20 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Eagle Point, Oregon.
11:35 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
11:50 a.m., Veterans Memorial Ceremony, Gold Beach, Oregon.
12:10 p.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Oregon.
12:20 p.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Grants Pass, Oregon.

The 142nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers:
10:12 a.m., Willamette National Cemetery Memorial Day Program, Portland, Oregon.
10:30 a.m., City of Wasco, Wasco, Oregon.
11:10 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony Veterans Memorial Park, Beaverton, Oregon.
11:15 a.m., Crescent Grove Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony, Tigard, Oregon.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941 proudly committed to honor communities for 75 years. The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training school.

PHOTO CAPTION: Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct Memorial Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon. (Courtesy photo by Scott Wolff of FighterSweep.com)
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Oregon Military Museum to host annual Living History Day (Photo) - 05/19/16
CLACKAMAS, Oregon - The Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum is hosting the 20th annual Living History Day on Saturday, May 21, at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and will be located at 15300 SE Minuteman Way, just off Interstate 205 and Highway 212, near SE 102nd Avenue. Adults are required to show a valid driver's license or other photo ID to enter Camp Withycombe.

Visitors of all ages can explore military displays, living history encampments, and military vehicles that incorporate many conflict eras, from World War I to present day. The event celebrates Armed Forces Day, officially designated as the third Saturday of each May.

Members of the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon will be bringing many kinds of vehicles. The Pacific Northwest Historical Group will recreate military encampments of the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II and the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

"The museum will have our award-winning Liberty Truck, as well as our most recent restorations of a Quad .50 and a Japanese Type 96 150mm Howitzer, to name just a few of the planned displays," said Tracy Thoennes, curator of the museum.

The event invites visitors to get a hands-on look at history and to honor the service of veterans from all eras.

"If you want to see a turn-of-the-century Army blacksmith in action and weaponry used in our nation's past conflicts, this is an opportunity to see, touch, and experience it," said Thoennes.

Please visit http://www.oregonmilitarymuseum.org/news.html for more information.

Photo caption: The Oregon Military Museum's 1917 Liberty Truck, which dates back to World War I, is displayed in front of Mount Hood near Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Military Museum will host its annual Living History Day on Saturday, May 21, at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon. The event features military displays, living history encampments, and military vehicles. (Photo courtesy Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)