Local National Guard Unit in Mobilization Ceremony Friday
The Oregon Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, of the 41st Infantry Brigade is scheduled to mobilize 275 soldiers in a ceremony scheduled for 10a.m. Friday at the Southern Oregon University’s McNeal Pavilion.
The Battalion, headquartered in Ashland, is comprised of companies based in Grants Pass, Coos Bay, Medford, Roseburg, and St. Helens.
The unit will complete deployment processing and training at Fort Hood, Texas, prior to departure for Afghanistan. The deployment is part of the regular rotational cycle of forces to provide security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.