200325-A-LM216-354: Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Gerod Martin (left) and Sgt. Luke Fox, prepare a trailer and Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) for his team to deliver 150 military cots along with 150 blankets and hygiene packs provided by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to La Grande, Ore., March 26, 2020. The team of four Oregon Army National Guardsman will travel from Salem to La Grande at the request of Union County Emergency Management in response to the COVID-19 situation. Additionally, at the request of Grant County, the team will deliver and assist in setting up three large tents to Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day, Ore., to be used, if needed, to support temporary medical stations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office)

Oregon National Guard plans drive-through job recruitment

MEDFORD, Ore.– The Oregon National Guard 1-186th Infantry Battalion will be holding a drive-through job search this weekend.

In a first of it’s kind, anyone interested in learning about what the National Guard does will be able to experience the drive-through. Those who plan on attending are asked to please bring masks to wear as a safety measure.

The Oregon National Guard says there are a lot of jobs available such as mechanics or working with weapons systems.

“Right now everyone is kind of on their phones and we can’t connect to people in the same way,” said Lt. Stuart Moss. “And this organization has so much to offer and it’s so important to put the message out there and let people know.”

Saturday’s drive-through will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Medford Armory.  Sunday’s will be held at the same time but at the Roseburg Valley Mall in Roseburg.

The National Guard has also partnered with Chick-fil-A and the first 50 people in line at the Medford event will receive a gift card.

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