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Welcome to the 142nd Fighter Wing, home to Oregon Air National Guard's Redhawks. Our mission is to provide unequalled, mission ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime taskings any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community. Read more
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Local Airman to cheer for sister at Miss America pageant

Air Force revamps AEF

Wing Inspection Team test unit readiness

Promotion brings new command role for Prigmore

Deployed Civil Engineer Airmen enable fully operational runway

Chief Master Sgt. of 1st Air Force visits 142nd Fighter Wing

National Guard rehearses response to major accident at PDX

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New aircraft shelters a haven for Eagles

Focused training allows Guardsmen to enhance their roles as Sexual Assault Victim Advocates

Two brothers march alongside their father

New base service station opens

Honored Air Guard Special Tactics Airmen reflect core values of talented unit

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An Honor and a Privilege: Commemorating our Military Aviation Heritage with the 381st Bombardment Group (Heavy)

“Cool Ride II” – The Oregon Air National Guard’s Alaska Deployment of 1969  1

Annual Training at Gowen Field, 1954: Part 2 - The Ground Echelon  2

Annual Training at Gowen Field, 1954: Part 1 - Flight Operations

First Blood in the Air   1

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ANGRC celebrates Air Force 67th birthday

67 plus years of airpower

Air National Guard Director discusses three-part 'balanced strategy' at conference

ANG Airmen perform communications upgrades

Arizona ANG hosts Kazakhstan for first-ever NCO exchange

ANG unit participates in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response stand-down day

Missouri ANG hosts training for avionics merger

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tabOregon Airspace Initiative 
The purpose of the proposed Oregon Airspace Initiative is to provide properly-configured and located military airspace which will provide efficient, realistic mission-oriented training with adequate size, and within reasonably close proximity, to support advanced 21st century air-to-air tactical fighters and evolving training requirements of the Oregon Air National Guard (ANG). To see the full documents, click here.

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Over the last five years, Staff Sgt. Omar Cortes has been a crew chief with the 142nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. He began his career in the military over 12 years ago when he first enlisted in the Marine Corps.

Growing up in Southern California, Cortes later moved north and joined the Oregon Army National Guard, serving with the 158th Aviation Medevac Unit in Salem, Ore. He worked as a UH-60 Blackhawk crew chief for five years before becoming a Redhawk in 2009. Cortes is now a full-time technician and recently took part in the Sentry Aloha exercise in Hawaii.

Cortes has been working toward his Community College of the Air Force degree by taking classes when he has time at Warner Pacific College, as well as keeping up with all the proficiencies with the F-15 Eagle.

As a father of three, Cortes has been training alongside his son in the sport of boxing. The conditioning and challenge has also inspired him to run or bike the nearly 12 mile commute to the Air Base from his home in Vancouver, Wash.

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142nd FW Public Affairs
6801 NE Cornfoot Rd.,
Portland, OR 97218

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Office: 503-335-4040

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