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First Ever Unmanned Aerial System Flight Launching From Pendleton

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PENDLETON, Ore. - The Oregon National Guard on Tuesday will conduct the first ever Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flight in the National Airspace System in Pendleton.

Soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard's Bravo Co., 41 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, will operate the UAS flight, which is the first of its kind for a National Guard unit in the United States. The flight will launch from the Army Aviation System at 1 p.m.

According to Lt. Col. Alan R. Gronewold, Commander of AASF #2, the mission puts the Oregon Army National Guard at the cutting-edge of Unmanned Aerial System technology, but cautions that it will do so safely and responsibly.

Officials say Pendleton is a UAS-friendly city with a climate and topography that is uniquely well-suited for UAS operations.

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