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

Slide Show

This aerial view looking west, of the southwest corner of Portland Air Force Base circa 1964, shows the base headquarters in the upper center with dark roof, multiple building wings, and a white flagpole in the grassy area beyond it, a small tree to the left. This was the base headquarters building and flagpole in the 1941 base dedication ceremony and first flag-raising at Portland Army Air Base. (142nd Wing History Archive)
Carl L. Brose’s gravestone as see in the Woodlawn Section of Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon. (Find-A-Grave.com)
Richard D. Price’s military picture as carried in a local newspaper shortly after his loss. (Oregon Daily Journal, April 6, 1951)
Richard D. Price’s gravestone as seen in in Willamette National Cemetery near Portland, Oregon. (Find-A-Grave.com)
Paul S. Taggart’s gravestone as seen in the Greenwich addition to the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia (Find-A-Grave.com)
Seen here is the 1950’s vintage AN/MPS-11 radar atop a radar tower at Portland Air Base in the early 1970s. The radar was mobile and could be taken from the tower and deployed to the field by the 116th Tactical Control Squadron which operated it. (Courtesy CMSgt Michael Brown)
This photo shows the 116th Tactical Control Squadron’s operations room with the radar scopes displaying air contact information. (Courtesy CMSgt Michael Brown)

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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

MSG Commander Environmental Statement

The ANG and the 142d Wing are committed to implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS) in accordance with Air Force Policy Directives (AFPD) 90-8 and 32-70. The ANG establishes robust Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Councils (ESOHCs) to ensure leadership involvement and review of the EMS. ESOHCs use cross-functional teams to work issues, develop procedures, and provide recommendations to senior leadership. We strive to be good stewards of our resources and the environment.

- Colonel Christopher Lantagne

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

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

ID Card Issue

Base Operator

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

JAG / Legal Office
Office: 503-335-4190

Office: 503-335-4040

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

503-964-9093 (cell)
503-335-5374 (office)

Director of Psychological Health
Office: 503-335-5706

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