The 41st Infantry Brigade, made up of 1,800 soldiers, includes the 2-162 Battalion. That has soldiers in places like Springfield and Corvallis.
But leaders say this notification is very preliminary — the first of three stages before officially being mobilized.
“It’s just at the WARN-O level, and then further on down the road we’ll get that alert, and if they say you have been selected as a 2-162, then we’ll start training for the exact mission,” said Lt. Gregory Owen of the Oregon National Guard.
It could take six months to a year to get an alert, which is the stage before getting mobilized. A lot could change between now and then.