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YOU are invited to the National Guard Ball in Salem Saturday!

Wyden to speak to the Oregon Guard this Saturday in Salem. Fun will be had by all! See comments section below for time and place!

Wyden to Address Oregon Guard in Salem

In 2009, the 41st Brigade will be sending 3,500 troops to Afghanistan or Iraq.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be the featured speaker at the opening of 13th Annual Oregon National Guard Ball and Officers Convention in Salem on Saturday.

Wyden will address ongoing efforts to improve the National Guard by making the Chief of the National Guard a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, identifying and providing needed equipment and increasing educational opportunities for GIs returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2009, the 41st Brigade will be sending 3,500 troops to Afghanistan or Iraq. They were sent to Iraq in 2003 and the 41st Brigade Combat Team was deployed in 2006 and returned in 2007.

Source: Office of Senator Ron Wyden

OK everybody, get up EARLY on Saturday 15.Apr.2008 10:00

Starts at 8:30 AM!

Oregon National Guard Ball and Officers Convention
April 19, 2008
8:30am PDT
Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. SE, Salem

And for those of you who need to plan these things wayyy further in advance, you are invited to this upcoming event also:

The Oregon National Guard is planning Oregon's 150th Birthday Party Ball on February 14, 2009, the date that Oregon became a State, in Salem. The Oregon National Guard also is making all of its armories throughout the state available at cost on February 14, 2009 to local communities that might also want to have a local Oregon 150 Birthday party in their community.

Hooray for Oregon! ;)

Oregon's All-Military Gala 15.Apr.2008 15:09

same place different day

This weekend's ball is not the only one Oregon's military would be charmed to see you at. They have another scheduled for August 23rd, 2008 at the same Salem Conference Center. And if you are interested in this weekend's events, the Conference Center schedule seems to imply that the thing might kick off on Friday the 18th(probably in the evening?) then continue the next day.