1st Battalion, 82nd Cavalry (Ground)
1st Battalion, 82nd Cavalry (Ground) is headquartered in Bend, Oregon. The federal mission is to be able to close with and destroy enemy forces through fire, maneuver and shock effect. The State Mission is to provide emergency assistance in the event of natural disaster or other periods of civil disruption, and to provide community support simultaneously with the armor training mission.
Oregon Army National Guard soldiers deployed approximately 130 soldiers to Camp Williams, Utah on Saturday, January 25, 2002. These men and women were supporting the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Their deployment lasted until February 28, 2002. Maj. Jason Schwabel of Sherwood, Ore., acted as the Task Force Oregon Commander. They provided three primary security services: Vehicle screening; personnel and bag searches; and perimeter security. Their area of concern was "E" Center at the Peaks Ice Arena, Utah Olympic Oval which will house the Ice Hockey and Figure Skating competitions. Oregon guardsmen were housed at Camp Williams, 26 miles south of Salt Lake City located in the middle Rocky Mountain Region. Volunteering for this mission were soldiers from the Regional Training Institute in Monmouth, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry headquartered in LaGrande, Ore.; the 1042 Medical Company (Air Ambulance) from Salem; Headquarters STARC from Salem,; the 82nd Rear Operation Cell from Lake Oswego, the 82nd Cavalry headquartered in Bend, Ore.; the 141 Support Battalion from Portland, Ore; the 102 Civil Support Team from Salem; the 641st Medical Battalion of Salem; the 741 Corps Support Battalion from Clackamas; the 1248th Engineer Battalion headquartered in Salem, Ore. and the 234th Army Band of Portland.
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