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airman readiness 142nd Force Support Squadron conducts wing readiness training
During the early morning August sun, a combined effort from the guardsmen of the 142nd Force Support Squadron during their four day August drill at the Portland Air National Guard Base, was to perform a number of field training taskings, including the building of a mobile food service field tent for operational use.142nd Sustainment Services Flight
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Rebecca Burbach, Malmstrom personal financial counselor, displays one of many budget resource tools available for customers Aug. 21, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The Airmen and Family Readiness Center can assist Airmen and their families with budget planning and money management. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Delia Martinez) 5 Things You Need to Know About the Blended Retirement System
1. You can stick with the legacy pension plan All members serving as of December 31, 2017, are grandfathered under the legacy retirement system. No one currently-serving will be automatically switched to the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Though they are grandfathered under the legacy retirement system, Active Component Service members with fewer
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Maintainers from the 142nd Maintenance Group, prepare the F-15 Eagle for a training mission from the Air Dominance Center, Savannah Ga., Jan. 28, 2017.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs) Pilots receive invaluable training at the Sentry Savannah 17-2 exercise
Approximately 140 Airmen and eight F-15C Eagles from the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, participate in the Sentry Savannah 17-2 exercise January and February 2017 at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia.
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, The Adjutant General of Oregon, left, presents The Legion of Merit certificate to Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald, the outgoing 142nd Fighter Wing commander, right, during the 142nd Fighter Wing change of command ceremony, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., Nov. 6, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs) Fitzgerald remembers flying and leadership challenges upon retirement
Most fighter pilots can trace their aspirations to fly from an experience early in life. Often the stimulus comes from a family connection or the rush of seeing and hearing a jet performance in person. For Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald, a trip with a classmate to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona cast the die for a career in the cockpit."I was about 9-10 at
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Members of the 142nd Fighter Wing participate in a Sentry Aloha exercise August 16, 2016 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.  Sentry Aloha is a training exercise hosted by the Hawaiian Air National Guard base to train pilots on combat tactics.  (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Emily Thompson/Released) Portland Pilots join Sentry Aloha
Hawaii, is known for its prime vacation destination, known for the amazing ocean views and the sweet smell of flowers. It's also a great location for military training.  Sentry Aloha is an exercise that provides the opportunity for numerous pilots from a variety of aircraft, to train together in a large exercise with vast air space and little
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2016
Capt. Randy Schumacher, a Camp Rosenbaum medic who also serves as a nurse at the Portland Air National Guard Base, explains medication to a camper. Schumacher has volunteered at Camp Rosenbaum for six years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emily Thompson) Oregon Guardsmen team up to host 46th year of kids' camp
Trepidation, disbelief, anxiety... these emotions and more were seen on the faces of the 160 or so kids as they stepped off the bus on day 1 to the bumping music, high fives and cheers from the staff and counselors at Camp Rosenbaum. Fast forward 5 days and their faces now show excitement, joy, contentment.Camp Rosenbaum 2016 began Sunday and came
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William Graham Everson, former Chief of the National Guard Bureau, was President of Linfield College in Portland and gave remarks at the dedication of Portland Army Air Base on Flag Day, 1941.  Of note, in World War I he commanded the 332nd Infantry Regiment.  This regiment served in Italy and was the only US Army unit to serve east of the Adriatic Sea, which included post-Armistice operations in the Balkans in Serbia, Montenegro, Austria and Dalmatia.  (National Guard Bureau) The Birth Pangs of Portland ANG Base – Part III: Dedication and Development
One key item of the base infrastructure was apparently overlooked in the construction directive for the base - there was no flagpole.  The public became aware of the shortfall and several offers of provision were received at the base.  The pole finally accepted came from the US Forest Service and they transported a tree from the Mt. Hood area.  The
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Members of the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Ore., participate in Green Dot training during their drill, June 4, 2016. Green Dot training focuses on intervening to stop interpersonal violence from occurring.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs) GREEN DOT BRINGS CHANGE
The 142nd Fighter Wing introduced Green Dot training during the regularly scheduled drill, June 4-5, to counteract interpersonal violence here.The culture within the U.S. Air Force has been changing, and helping to drive that cultural change is Senior Master Sgt. Bobbi Kennedy, Green Dot coordinator for the 142nd Fighter Wing."Green Dot is a
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Private First Class Thad C. Williams is seen in the squadron picture take at Swan Island Municipal Airport on 20 September, 1941, after the unit began federal service on 15 September 1941 and before it moved up to Gray Field, Washington, on 25 September 1941.  (142nd Fighter Wing History Archives) Remembering Thad C. Williams
On Memorial Day we remember and honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women in the armed services who have died defending our country and citizens.The Oregon Air National Guard remembers and commemorates the loss of unit members in defense of the nation.  During World War II, Oregon's first military aviation unit, the 123rd Observation
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The A-17 series attack aircraft was a direct descendent of the pace-setting Northrop Gamma, made famous by the aerial explorer Lincoln Ellsworth. It replaced the Curtiss A-8 and A-12 Shrike and was the last of the pre-World War II single-engine attack aircraft ordered into production by the Army Air Corps.  In 1938 when the Army Air Corps determined that all future attack aircraft procured would be multi-engine models and remaining examples not sold to overseas customers were used as advanced trainers and squadron support aircraft, most ending up as ground maintenance trainers.  Portland Army Air Base received one A-17 aircraft in 1941.  This Northrop A-17A is on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, wearing the colors and markings of the 90th Attack Squadron, 3rd Attack Group, at Barksdale Field in June, 1938.  (U.S. Air Force photo) The Birth Pangs of Portland ANG Base – Part II: Major Units Arrive
With construction of Portland Army Air Base's (PAAB) well underway in the spring of 1941, the first "housekeeping" unit arrived by truck and train from Hamilton Field, California, the 43rd Air Base Group (Headquarters, 44th Air Base Squadron and 57th Materiel Squadron) with 17 officers and 233 enlisted men, circa 21 April 1941.  Advance elements of
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