SALEM – Today the Senate voted to name the Oregon portion of Interstate 84 as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Senate Bill 461 instructs the Oregon Department of Transportation to place signs honoring veterans of the Vietnam War along I-84 from Portland to Ontario. The bill passed 28-0, with 2 excused.
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SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Army National Guard mobilized two groups of aviation Soldiers during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol in Salem, Ore., Feb. 21.
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SALEM – Members of a generation of Oregonians who endured and fought more than 65 years ago for our nation’s way of life will be recognized and remembered at the World War II Memorial Honor Day ceremony at 12 p.m., Tue., Feb. 12, in the governor’s ceremonial office on the second floor in the Capitol.
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CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Herschel Walker, Heisman trophy winner and former National Football League player, spoke to service members, veterans, and their families about mental health at the 41 Infantry Division Armed Forces Reserve Center at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore., Feb. 6.
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Merkley Hopes to Insert Transparency Provision into Intelligence Bill Next Year
Washington, DC- Today, during debate of the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments of 2008, the Senate failed to pass a bipartisan amendment authored by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley that would put an end to “Secret Law.” Specifically, the amendment would declassify significant FISA Court opinions, allowing Americans to know how our government is interpreting the plain language of the law.
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Chris Thomas – Oregon News Service
PORTLAND, Ore. – One segment of the American workforce is speaking out on behalf of wind energy development, in Oregon and across the country. Military veterans say their experiences in the oil-rich Middle East have convinced them that the United States should be doing more to encourage alternative energy sources.
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SALEM – The cremated remains of five Oregon veterans will be laid to rest with full military honors at Willamette National Cemetery, Shelter 1, on Wed., Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. The cremains date back to 1919 and were among those discovered at the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) in 2004.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Vessel Boarding Security Team and the Oregon Army National Guard 102nd Civil Support Team are scheduled to train together in Astoria this week to prepare for potential chemical and or radiation threats posed by vessels entering the Columbia River.
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CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The 41 Special Troops Battalion, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard, was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation during a ceremony at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore., August 11, in recognition for exceptionally meritorious service while conducting convoy and base security operations during their 2009-2010 deployment to Iraq.
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