80 from Ore. Air National Guard are headed to the Middle East

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Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Blaine L. Meyers, of the 116th Air Control Squadron, speaks to his son Nolan, following his unit's mobilization ceremony at the Portland Air Base Mar. 4. Meyers and more than 80 of his fellow Airmen will soon deploy to the Middle East in support of Air Forces Central (CENTAF), where they will perform Air Battle Management missions for four months. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber; Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon; Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg, Oregon Air National Guard Commander,; Congressman David Wu (OR-District 1), and other dignitaries, along with hundreds of family, friends, fellow Airmen and Soldiers attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).