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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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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

Crosby takes over as COG commander

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

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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

Airman’s Idea pays off in time and money

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

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

First Blood in the Air   1

D-Day, June 6, 1944, The Longest Day  1

The Oregon Air National Guard Memorial Park

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ANG's Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year: Master Sgt. Linda Schwartzlow

Alaska Air Guardsmen transport woman in labor with twins

ANG's Outstanding Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Christian Goldsmith

ANG's Outstanding NCO of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Douglas Matthews

NJ Air National Guardsmen train at Operation Kriegshammer

Air Guardsman reflects on meaning of 3rd Bronze Star

Air Guard drop 82nd Airborne, French Foreign Legion paratroopers in France

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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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Office: 503-335-5706

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