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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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Alaskan exercise tests Oregon Guard's CERFP agility

142nd Fighter Wing Engineers mobilize for deployment

Port of Portland selected as Oregon National Guard Employer of the Year

Winter Storm disrupts unit training assembly

Beyond the Ordinary: Portland STARBASE Program   1

MICT ushers in web-based inspections

Security Forces Squadron support Operation Santa Claus

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

Airman’s Idea pays off in time and money

Keeping an attitude for fitness

The Brothers Bigelow

Ceremony honors six Oregon Airmen

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The Curtain is raised for the 371st Fighter Group in the European Theatre of Operations

Oregon’s National Guard State 1961 Basketball Champions

A Redhawk's Honor Flight

Four Fans Turning: The Oregon Air National Guard' s C-130 Hercules Program

Redhawks over Iraq: The ORANG and the Iraqi No-Fly Zone Experience – Part 1

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Wing tests wartime readiness

Miles "Batkid" Scott becomes pilot for a day  1

107th members 'Walk a Mile' in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Director of ANG visits 123rd Airlift Wing; swears in 15 Airmen to kick off Thunder air show

105th SFS and 823d BDS unite to remember fallen Airman

ANG command chief pays 188th Fighter Wing visit

109th AW participates in Canadian Forces Arctic exercise

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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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6801 NE Cornfoot Rd.,
Portland, OR 97218

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503-335-4000

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1-800-392-1801
Office: 503-335-4040

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503-335-4046

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1-800-342-9647

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Office: 503-335-5706

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DSN: 638-4104
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