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Oregon National Guard adjutant general retires

The Oregon National Guard's Major General Michael Stencel, adjutant general, announced his retirement after 39 years. State officials held a retirement ceremony for him on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Stencel served as the adjutant general for eight years. Last year, he gave remarks at a Veterans Day memorial service at Timber Linn Memorial Park. Stencel oversaw the Oregon National Guard during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the historic wildfire season of 2020.

According to the Oregon Military Department, Stencel has more than 1,900 military flight hours. He's flown aircraft including the...

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