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Oregon National Guard homecomings continue; more arriving in Medford on Tuesday

One of the final groups of Oregon's National Guard troops deployed overseas will arrive in Medford on Tuesday.

Posted: Aug 31, 2020 2:59 PM
Updated: Aug 31, 2020 3:40 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — A staggered homecoming for Oregon National Guard citizen soldiers deployed overseas continues, with one of the final groups scheduled to arrive in Medford on September 1.

Members of the 1-186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, deployed to Djibouti, are scheduled to arrive at the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport at 1:30 p.m., and then will be formally greeted by family and friends at the Jackson County Expo Center at 2:30 p.m.


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"Over the past several weeks, Oregon Citizen-Soldiers have been arriving from deployments in Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Djibouti and Kosovo," the Oregon Military Department said in a statement. "These mobilizations of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team are part of the second largest mobilization of Oregon troops since World War II. The last mobilization of Oregonians this size was in 2009 through 2010."

Oregon Army National Guard Land Component Commander Brig. Gen. William J. Prendergast IV, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Foesch are scheduled to greet the Guardsmen when they arrive home tomorrow in Medford.

A large group of Guardsmen deployed to the United Arab Emirates arrived in Portland last week. The remainder of these Oregon National Guard members are scheduled to return at various times throughout the day to Eugene, Redmond, Portland, and Seattle-Tacoma airports on Wednesday.


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The final group of Soldiers from the 41st IBCT, currently in Kosovo, are scheduled to arrive home in Oregon before Christmas.

Each of the groups has and is scheduled for a two-week quarantine at their demobilization site in Ft. Bliss, Texas prior to their return home to Oregon.

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