Soldiers Say Goodbye and Head for Duty

MEDFORD, Ore. — The soldiers and their families have been preparing for months, but now the time has come to say “see you soon.”  They’ll be away for about 11 months. On Sunday two fleets of buses took soldiers from the 186 Infantry to the airport so they could report for duty. Service members said … Continue reading »

Military Leaders Hold Town Hall Meeting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Several Southern Oregon soldiers are preparing to deploy for an Afghanistan mission later in the summer. On Wednesday night, military officials held a town hall to educate the community about the process. Local military officers invited community members to the Medford Armory for a brief presentation on the upcoming overseas deployment of a … Continue reading »

National Guard Packs Up

GLENDALE, Ore.– After 19 days, the National Guard packed up and left their camp at the Douglas Complex fire. “We have plenty of room, we have 160 acres so it worked out fine,” said Glendale resident Jerry Cuff. Dozens of National Guards members, vehicles and several helicopters called Cuff’s ranch home for nearly three weeks. … Continue reading »

New Leader for Oregon National Guard

OREGON — Oregon is getting a new leader for the state’s National Guard. Governor John Kitzhaber announced yesterday Brigadier General Daniel Hokanson will be the next Adjutant General. Hokanson served in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the Oregon National Guard. Hokanson has commanded nearly 100 air-rescue and firefighting missions throughout the Pacific Northwest and is … Continue reading »