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Oregon Army National Guard mobilizes air ambulance unit for Middle East deployment (Photo) - 01/27/17

SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon Army National Guard's aeromedical helicopter unit was honored in a mobilization ceremony, January 27, in Salem, Oregon.

Approximately 70 Soldiers with Company G (Golf), 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East. The company will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf region using Blackhawk helicopters. The unit is scheduled to complete pre-deployment training at Fort Hood, Texas, before deploying overseas.

Golf Company, 1-189th Aviation, has a long tradition of answering the call to duty. The unit conducts medical evacuations (medevac), search and rescues, as well as wildland fire suppression operations utilizing HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters. The unit previously deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge 7; then three times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn; then to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

Aviation assets here in Oregon will continue to backfill to support civil authorities throughout the State of Oregon. Units such as Detachment 1, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation, with their UH-72A Lakotas based in Salem; and elements of 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment, with their CH-47F Chinooks based out of Pendleton are prepared to assist the state when needed.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
170127-Z-OT568-035: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, accepts a framed guidon from Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Brady Phillips (right), company commander with Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, during a mobilization ceremony, January 27, in Salem, Oregon. Approximately 70 Soldiers in the unit are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East where they will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf region using Blackhawk helicopters. The guidon will hang in the governor's office during the deployment and will be returned to the unit upon their return to Oregon. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170127-Z-OT568-003: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, stand in formation during a mobilization ceremony honoring their upcoming overseas deployment, January 27, in Salem, Oregon. Approximately 70 Soldiers in the unit are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East where they will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf region using Blackhawk helicopters. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170127-Z-OT568-060: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson greets Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, to wish them well on their overseas deployment during a mobilization ceremony, January 27, in Salem, Oregon. Approximately 70 Soldiers in the unit are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East where they will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf region using Blackhawk helicopters. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170127-Z-OT568-061: U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR 5th District) greets Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, to wish them well on their overseas deployment during a mobilization ceremony, January 27, in Salem, Oregon. Approximately 70 Soldiers in the unit are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East where they will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf region using Blackhawk helicopters. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170127-Z-OT568-090: Oregon Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jonathan Edwards with Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, holds his son, Grant, following his mobilization ceremony, January 27, in Salem, Oregon. Edwards is among 70 Citizen-Soldiers scheduled to deploy to the Middle East where they will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf region using Blackhawk helicopters. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Oregon Army National Guard mobilizes air ambulance unit for Middle East deployment (Photo) - 01/25/17

SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon Army National Guard's aeromedical helicopter unit is scheduled to be honored in a mobilization ceremony on Friday, January 27, at 10:00 a.m., at the Salem Auditorium, located at 2320 17th Street Northeast, Salem, Oregon, 97309.

Approximately 70 Soldiers with Company G (Golf), 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East. The company will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf region using Blackhawk helicopters. The unit is scheduled to complete pre-deployment training at Fort Hood, Texas, before deploying overseas.

Scheduled to attend the ceremony will be Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, on behalf of Oregon Governor Kate Brown; U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR 5th District); Oregon Representatives Greg Barreto (HD-58, Cove), Paul Evans (HD-20, Monmouth), Teresa Alonso Leon (HD-22, Woodburn), Mark Meek (HD-40, Oregon City), Ron Noble (HD-24, McMinnville); Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon; Brig. Gen. William Edwards, Land Component Commander; among other community and military leaders. The event is open to the public and media is encouraged to attend.

Golf Company, 1-189th Aviation, has a long tradition of answering the call to duty. The unit conducts medical evacuations (medevac), search and rescues, as well as wild land fire suppression operations utilizing HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters. The unit previously deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge 7, three times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn, to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

"Whether assisting with search and rescue missions and fighting fires here at home or supporting federal missions overseas, this unit lives our motto, 'When we are needed, we are there!" said Stephen Bomar, Director of Public Affairs, Oregon Military Department.

Aviation assets here in Oregon will continue to backfill to support civil authorities throughout the State of Oregon. Units such as Detachment 1, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation, with their UH-72A Lakotas based in Salem; and elements of 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment, with their CH-47F Chinooks based out of Pendleton are prepared to assist the state when needed.

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Maj. Brady Phillips (left), company commander, and 1st Sgt. Patrick Casha, company senior enlisted leader, unroll their unit's guidon flag, symbolizing the activation of Company G (Golf) 1-189th Aviation Regiment, Oregon Army National Guard, during a ceremony, August 7, 2016, at the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF #1) in Salem, Oregon. The unit, formerly known as Company C (Charlie), 7-158th Aviation, underwent a name change due to the restructuring of the Army National Guard. The unit conducts air ambulance missions utilizing HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

160421-Z-PL933-109: Oregon Army National Guard pilots with Company G, 1-189th Aviation Regiment, based out of Salem, Oregon, fly an HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter on their way to the BIAK training facility outside of Redmond, Oregon, April 21, 2016. The training at BIAK allowed pilots to rehearse dust landings and other realistic scenarios they could be faced with during an overseas deployment. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)