September 6, 2015

Sept. 6, 2015 Oregon in Photos

Shout out to the Oregon National Guard

Photos courtesy of Stephen Bomar, Director, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs 
Photos by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs


Approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen were split into three separate teams and deployed to different fire camps throughout the state to support firefighting efforts. The Oregon National Guard has an ongoing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season. 


A member of the Oregon National Guard wildfire cleanup operation at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire, climbs the hills looking for hot spots, near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Team work is a big part of the Oregon National Guard wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015.

Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Members of the Oregon National Guard wildfire cleanup teams use a variety of tools to put out hot spots at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

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