142ND wING covid-19 uPDATES AND rESOURCES

Members of the 142d Wing,

COVID-19 is impacting all of us . . . Remember that we are all in this together.  I know that these may be extremely difficult times for you and your family.  As your leaders in the 142 FW make decisions, rest assured that we are continually mindful of you, and your loved ones.  We will communicate important updates to you through a variety of means, and have established this COVID-19 info center for Wing members and families.  We also need you to communicate with us.  Keep your supervisor informed of your health situation, the health situation of your family members, and if you need any assistance.  Finally, it is vitally important you continue to heed guidance from local, state, and national leaders, as well as your military chain of command.  We didn’t ask for this challenge, but this is the one we face, and I’m confident we’ll get through this together.  v/r,
                      
  - Col Sitler

Updates and Resources

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An F-4 static display stands in the 142nd Wing's Memorial Park at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel)
Oregon Air National Guardsmen Tech. Sgt. Matthew Shifflette, left, and Tech. Sgt. Mark (Gus) Johnson, right, use a laptop computer to continue their work during an exercise at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., Aug. 2, 2014. Amid state mandated stay at home orders due to COVID-19, Airmen are completing the mission remotely. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)
A Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of the 371st Fighter Group’s 405th Fighter Squadron (squadron code 8N) flies above Europe in the spring of 1945.There were three fighter squadrons and a number of other attached units that formed the group in World War II. (The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the ETO) (courtesy photo)
Maj William T. “Shorty” Bales Jr of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the 371st Fighter group’s last combat casualty in World War II. A member of the group HQ staff as assistant operations officer, he was forced down in aerial combat on 13 April 1945, survived a crash-landing but was apparently wounded and died in captivity the next day. (The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the ETO) (courtesy photo)
A commandeered Krupp (note three rings emblem) bus was used by the 405th Fighter Squadron on the move between airfields. Operated by S/Sgt Nathan H. Parsons, it made the trip from Y-74 to R-30 on the cusp of V-E Day complete with 50 backseat drivers. (The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the ETO) (courtesy photo)
A squadron formation from the 371st fighter group plies the skies over Europe in World War II. On the last day of the war, all three fighter squadrons of the group conducted air patrols over western Czechoslovakia and Austria. (The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the ETO) (courtesy photo)
Maj John O. Daniels of the 406th Fighter Squadron is pictured her beneath the wing of a P-47 in flying gear. He led the last wartime mission of the 371st Fighter Group flown on 8 May 1945. (The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the ETO) (courtesy photo)

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About the 142nd Wing

Welcome to the 142nd 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

Environmental Management

Oregon Airspace Initiative

UPDATE: Final Environmental Impact Statement available.

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.

Wing Commander

Contact Information

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

ID Card Issue
503-335-4046

Base Operator
503-335-4000

Public Affairs
DSN: 638-4104
Office: 503-335-4104
Email

JAG / Legal Office
Office: 503-335-4190

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

SARC
Elizabeth Aruja
142 FW SAPR Helpline: 971-806-4054

Chaplain
503-964-9093 (cell)
503-335-5374 (office)
robert.l.edwards172.mil@mail.mil

Director of Psychological Health
Office: 503-335-5706

Military One Source
1-800-342-9647