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One of the day’s honorees, Tech Sgt. Alan Becker, a vehicle maintenance technician with the 142nd Logistics Readiness Squadron here was deployed to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan- a transportation and logistics hub at Manas International Airport, near Bishek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.  (US Air Force Photograph by Staff Sgt. Aaron Perkins, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs) Hometown Heroes
-- Over 60 airmen of the Oregon Air National Guard were honored during a "Hometown Heroes" ceremony here October 15, 2011 to celebrate a safe return home from various military deployments throughout the world in support of global contingency operations. Awardees stood at attention at the Brigadier General Rosenbaum Hangar and when called, marched
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Members from the Portland Police Bureau’s Rapid Response Team train with the 142nd Security Forces Squadron in crowd control procedures and techniques.  The RRT and SF teams practiced movement techniques, deployment and crowd control tactics in preparation for the upcoming election year.  (U.S. Air Force Photograph by 1st Lt. Adrian Remington, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs) Security Forces Teams with Portland Police for Crisis Management Exercise
The 142nd Security Forces Squadron's National Guard Response Force hosted a crisis management exercise with the Portland Police Bureau's Rapid Response Team at the Portland Air National Guard Base September 21 and 22, 2011. The exercise involved training and practicing crowd management by members from each agency."The National Guard Response Force
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Col. Steve Beauchamp and his wingman sat in their fully armed fighters wondering if the first airliner into a World Trade Center tower in New York was a plane gone off course. It would not be long before they had their answer. Local Fighter Pilot Recounts Being Scrambled On 9/11
Click on link to read original story on the KATU News website. Local Fighter Pilot Recounts Being Scrambled On 9/11
0 9/09
2011
Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagles of the 142nd Fighter Wing prepare for take off. On September 11, 2001, it wasn't long before the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) at McChord AFB, Wash., called on the Oregon Air National Guard to provide air defense for the Pacific Northwest. Lt. Col. Steve Beauchamp (pictured) and other Oregon Air National Guard pilots began to sit alert in the cockpit of their jets in anticipation of WADS tasking in a very dynamic and unpredictable threat environment. (U.S. Air Force Stock photograph by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs) (RELEASED) The 142nd Fighter Wing Remembers 9/11
As our nation pauses to reflect upon the tragic events of 9/11, we honor those thousands lost in the terrible destruction of that day. Ask just about any American who is old enough to remember, and they can probably tell you where they were and what they were doing when they learned of the brutal attacks against our nation ten years ago.For Oregon
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2011
Screen capture of original magazine article. A NOBLE CAUSE
Click on link to read the original Airman Online magazine story: A Noble Cause
0 9/07
2011
Oregon Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. James Hotaling welcomes back Lt. Col. Ted Lawson and other members of the 116th Air Control Squadron as they arrive at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore. on July 20, 2011.  Members of the 116th ACS, based out of Camp Rilea, Ore. have just returned from a four-mouth deployment to the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142 Fighter Wing public affairs) 

116th ACS Returns to Oregon
The sun was beginning to fade over the Portland Air National Guard Base on July 20, as Airmen from the 116th Air Control Squadron filed off transport buses to a boisterous group of family and friends, waiting most of the day, for their return deployment in the Middle East.Homemade signs, hugs, tears and cheers greeted the nearly 80 Airmen back from
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2011
Campers at Camp Rosenbaum make a pledge to stay in school and resist using drugs and joining gangs from camp leaders Lori Rosenbaum Krasnowsky and Jon Dyer on July 27, 2011 at Camp Rilea, Ore. Camp Rosenbaum is a youth citizenship camp held each year at Camp Rilea, Ore., and is joint partnership between the Oregon Air National Guard, Portland Police Department of other area first responders. (U.S. Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs) (Released) Camp Rosenbaum Celebrates 41 Years of Success
Each summer, Camp Rosenbaum has been a place where children get to break away from the real world for a week and just be kids. Now in its 41st year, 157 of those kids ages 9 to 11 who are from underprivileged homes learn citizenship skills while enjoying activities such as horseback riding, fishing and arts and crafts."Making good choices and
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2011
U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Denise Jelinski-Hall, Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor hands Oregon Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Roper, one of her coins prior to his graduation ceremony from the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy on June 17, 2011 at Ft. Bliss, Tex. (Photograph courtesy of Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Roper)
Oregon Airman Embraces Army Challenge
Senior Master Sgt. Chris Roper, a member of the Air Force Security Forces, has spent his career responding to unique challenges; so it was all in stride when he was the lone Air National Guard Airman to attend the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Tex., in the autumn of 2010.As the first ever Air National Guard member selected to
0 8/03
2011
FLIR Systems Vice President and General Manager of Operations, Kevin Tucker, shared his perspective of hiring Guardsmen and the advantages they provide in private and public sectors.  “When you get a recommendation for a service member, look at the résumé a little differently; have a set of expectations beyond what you see.”  Tucker said, when you hire a Veteran, you get someone who is humble, trustworthy, team-oriented, innovative and perseverant – traits that don’t always show up on paper. Oregon National Guard Supports Executive Briefing
Nearly 400 people joined Governor John Kitzhaber and Major General Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General Oregon for an executive briefing at Portland Air National Guard Base today. The second annual briefing focused upon learning more about the Oregon National Guard and how community members can help support those who serve. It also recognized some of
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Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Sirianni delivers the Homily during mass held on May 15, 2011 at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., during the 142nd Fighter Wing Unit Training Assembly. This was Father Sirianni's last mass before he retires from the Oregon Air National Guard after 23 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel) (Released) A Call to Serve
A lengthy line of Oregon Air National Guard Airmen wait to receive communion or a blessing from Chaplain Richard Sirianni on May 15, 2011 at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore. The intimate World War II era chapel is nearly full to hear Sunday Mass during the unit training assembly weekend and share in Chaplain Sirianni's final
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