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Oregon National Guard celebrates tenth anniversary with its State Partnership Program (Photo) - 11/15/22

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon National Guard’s State Partnership Program (SPP) celebrated its 10th anniversary working with the Office Vietnam National Committee for Incident, Disaster Response & Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM) on November 15, 2022. The ceremony took place at The Oregon Military Museum on Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon.

Through SPP, the National Guard conducts military-to-military engagements in support of defense security goals but also leverages whole-of-society relationships and capabilities to facilitate broader inter-agency and corollary engagements spanning military, government, economic and social spheres. The SPP has been successfully building relationships for over 25 years and now includes 87 partnerships with 95 nations around the globe. In addition to the State Partnership with Vietnam, the Oregon National Guard has also been partnered with Bangladesh since 2008. 

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Photo captions: 221114-Z-LM216-1001: Lt. Gen. Nguyen Trong Binh (center right), Deputy Chief of General Staff of Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Standing Chairman of Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM), meet with members of the Oregon Department of Emergency Management (ODEM) in Salem, Ore., to discuss how ODEM operates and responds to natural or man-made disasters within the state of Oregon, Nov. 14, 2022. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Oregon National Guard and VINASARCOM working together under the State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Holden)

221114-Z-LM216-1002: Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon and Lt. Gen. Nguyen Trong Binh (center right), Deputy Chief of General Staff of Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Standing Chairman of Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM), pose for a photo with members of the Oregon National Guard and VINASARCOM State Partnership Program (SPP) in Salem, Ore., Nov. 14, 2022. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Oregon National Guard and VINASARCOM working together under the SPP. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Holden)

221115-Z-CM403-121: Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon, presents Vietnamese Lt. Gen. Nguyen Trong Binh Deputy Chief of General Staff of Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Standing Chairman of Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM), a plaque commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Oregon National Guard's State Partnership Program (SPP) with VINASARCOM. The ceremony took place at the Oregon Military Museum on Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore., Nov. 15, 2022. (National Guard photo by Aaron Perkins, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

221115-Z-LM216-1003: A delegation with Vietnam’s National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM) observe a U.S. Army and FEMA certification exercise for the Region 10 Defense Coordinating Officer held in Clackamas, Ore., Nov. 14, 2022. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Oregon National Guard and VINASARCOM working together under the State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Holden)

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Oregon National Guard members take part in Albany Veterans Day events (Photo) - 11/11/22

ALBANY, Ore.Thousands of spectators turned out on a cloudy afternoon to watch the 71st annual Linn County Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2022. The parade, which is one of the biggest on the west coast, included over 150 entries, plus an additional 500 motorcycles which led the parade route. Oregon National Guard Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, observed Soldiers and Airmen participating in the parade that included a joint color guard, marching units, the 234th Army Band, military vehicles and equipment, and an F-15 Eagle flyover to begin the event.

“The Albany parade is a phenomenal event; it’s what America is all about, and participating in this as a service member makes each of us feel good and why we appreciate why we serve,” said Crosby.

On Nov. 10, 2022, Oregon National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, was the keynote speaker for the Albany Veteran of the Year Banquet, which honors local and state veterans at the Linn County Expo Center. 

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Released Photos and Video:

221111-Z-CH590-0019: Two Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagles fly over Albany, Ore., to begin the 71st Annual Linn County Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Oregon on Nov. 11, 2022. The event is recognized as one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the United States each year. (National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

221111-Z-CH590-0232: An Oregon National Guard Joint Color Guard led the 71st Annual Linn County Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Oregon on Nov. 11, 2022. The event is recognized as one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the United States each year. (National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

221111-Z-CH590-0257: Oregon National Guard Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, greets spectators at the beginning of the 71st Annual Linn County Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Oregon on Nov. 11, 2022. The event is recognized as one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the United States each year. (National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

221111-Z-CH590-0343: Members of the Oregon Air National Guard march in the 71st Annual Linn County Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Oregon on Nov. 11, 2022. The event is recognized as one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the United States each year. (National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

221111-Z-CH590-0324: Members of the Oregon Army National Guard march in the 71st Annual Linn County Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Oregon on Nov. 11, 2022. The event is recognized as one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the United States each year. (National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

221111-Z-CH590-0317: Members of the Oregon National Guard 234th Army Band take part in the 71st Annual Linn County Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Oregon on Nov. 11, 2022. The event is recognized as one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the United States each year. (National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

221111-Z-CH590-0355: Oregon National Guard Brig. Gen. Mark Crosby, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, and Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Nathan Flores, enjoy the 71st Annual Linn County Veterans Day Parade from the observation platform at Albany, Oregon on Nov. 11, 2022. The event is recognized as one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the United States each year. (National Guard photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

221110-Z-UF867-1001: Shelly Boshart Davis, State Representative for House District 15, presents David Solomon with the Linn County Veterans Day Parade Veteran of the Year award during the 71st Annual Veteran of the Year Banquet. The banquet was held for the first time in three years at the Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Ore., the evening of Nov. 10, 2022. Solomon joined the U.S. Navy January 1971. Upon graduation from radioman school, he was assigned to the USS Cascade (AD-16) with its home port in Naples, Italy. His main job required top secret crypto clearance. He continues to serve his community and fellow Veterans as the Commander of the American Legion Post 10. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker)

221110-Z-UF867-1002: Twenty-two year old Spc. Mesa, Oregon Army National Guard, youngest veteran in attendance at the 71st Annual Veteran of the Year Banquet, Albany, Ore., serves the first slice of cake to the oldest Veteran in attendance, David Russell, a 102-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor. The Banquet was held at the Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Ore., the evening of Nov. 10, 2022. It was the first time the banquet had been held in three years. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker)

221110-Z-UF867-1003: Oregon National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel speaks to a crowd of Veterans at the 71st Annual Veteran of the Year Banquet the evening of Nov. 10, 2022. Stencel was the keynote speaker at the banquet, which was held at the Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Ore., the evening of Nov. 10.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker)

221110-Z-UF867-1004: Oregon National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel speaks to a crowd of Veterans at the 71st Annual Veteran of the Year Banquet the evening of Nov. 10, 2022. Stencel was the keynote speaker at the banquet, which was held at the Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Ore., the evening of Nov. 10. Linn County Commissioner Will Tucker, Master of Ceremonies, and his granddaughter are seated to the left. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Amy Elker)


221111-Z-ZJ128-1005: The 234th Oregon Army National Guard Band marches in the Linn County Veterans Day Parade in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11, 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)
 

221111-Z-ZJ128-1002: Soldiers of the Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Battalion, Oregon National Guard fire their M119 howitzer in a salute at the Linn County Veterans Memorial Service in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11, 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)


221111-Z-ZJ128-1008: Soldiers of the Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Battalion, Oregon National Guard fire their M119 howitzer in a salute at the Linn County Veterans Memorial Service in Albany, Ore., Nov. 11, 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

Video:

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/864096/oregon-guard-honors-veterans-albany

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/864095/oregon-guard-honors-veterans-albany

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142nd Wing to conduct Veterans Day flyovers (Photo) - 11/10/22

The 142nd Wing out of the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon will conduct
Veterans Day flyovers for ceremonies and parades at locations throughout the state.


142nd Wing Commander, Colonel Todd Hofford, said the wing is proud to conduct the flyovers.
“We appreciate the opportunity to honor those that have served before us. The demonstration of
air superiority on this day is a great reminder to us all how fortunate we are to be citizens of this
country. These patriotic flyovers are courtesy of your Hometown Air Force.”


The F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community
locations at, or around the designated times on Friday, 11 November:


10:45 a.m. Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, Ore.
10:57 a.m. Albany Veterans Day Parade, Albany, Ore.
11:11 a.m. University of Portland, Portland, Ore.
11:32 a.m. The Dalles Area Chamber, The Dalles, Ore.
12:07 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Klamath Falls, Ore.
12:22 p.m. Douglas County Veterans Day Parade, Roseburg, Ore.


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. There will also be a funeral flyover at 11:20 a.m. in Mollala, Ore.

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Previous in-flight flyover gopro footage can be downloaded at: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/752272/142nd-wing-f-15-flight-gopro-footage 

About the 142nd Wing:
The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact
of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle
fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian
border through their Aerospace Control Alert mission as part of Air Combat Command and the
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide
unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking
any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.

For more information, contact 142nd Wing Public Affairs at 142.wg.pa@us.af.mil

Photo caption:

An F-15D Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard Base, Ore., takes off during an afternoon sortie, Feb. 19, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released) 

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