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

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Frank W. Wright’s fighter plane in RAF 209 Squadron during World War I was the famous Sopwith Camel. The British Sopwith F.1 Camel shot down more enemy aircraft than any other Allied World War I fighter. Best characterized by its unmatched maneuverability, the Camel was difficult to defeat in a dogfight. Tricky handling characteristics, however, made the Camel a dangerous aircraft to fly. The example pictured here on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force was built by USAF personnel in 1974 from original factory drawings. (USAF photo)
Oregonian Frank W. Wright served in the Oregon National Guard before World War I and became its first military pilot. Sent overseas in the war, he flew with RAF 209 Squadron in 1918, and continued on active duty service in the U.S. Army after the war, eventually becoming the first base commander of McChord Field, Washington, and later the first commander of Pendleton Field, Oregon. Lt Col Wright is shown here standing at the left looking on as the Chairman of the Board of Pierce County Commissioners John Schlarb hands the deed for Tacoma Field to County Auditor S. Clifford Davis. This ceremony on 5 May 1938 ended Pierce County’s ownership of the 900-acre airfield and transferred it to the War Department. (Image courtesy of the McChord Air Museum)
Louis T. Barin was a pilot in one of the three Curtiss NC flying boats which took part in the famous transatlantic flight expedition of May, 1919. Pictured here are the crews of NC-1, NC-3, and NC-4 at Rockaway Beach, New York, in front of flying boat NC-3. From left to right are Lieutenant Commander Albert C. Read, Lieutenant Elmer F. Stone, USCG, Lieutenant Walter Hinton, Ensign H.C. Rodd, Chief Mechanic E.H. Howard, and Lieutenant James L. Breese Jr., crew of NC-4. Commander John H. Towers, Commander Holden C. Richardson, Lieutenant David H. McCulloch, Lieutenant Commander Robert A. Lavender, Mechanic Lous R. Moore, Lieutenant B. Rhodes, crew of NC-1. Lieutenant Commander Patrick N.L. Bellinger, Pilot Marc A. Mitscher, Pilot Louis T. Barin, Lieutenant Harry Sadenwater, Chief Machinist C.I. Kessler, Machinist R. Christensen, crew of NC-3. (Author note: Although this caption indicates Louis T. Barin was part of the crew of NC-3, Barin’s crew actually flew the NC-1 on the trans-Atlantic mission, probably due to a last-minute crew shuffle after damage to a couple of the NC aircraft.) (Naval History and Heritage Command, NH 53385)
Oregonian Louis T. Barin, Jr. served in the Oregon Naval Militia before World War I and became its first naval aviator. On active duty as US Naval Aviator #56, he served as an instructor and test pilot at Naval Aeronautical Station Pensacola during the war, and in 1919 participated in the U.S. Navy’s transatlantic flying boat mission. Lieutenant Barin was photographed near the NC-3 on 3 May 1919 before the famous flight. (Naval History and Heritage Command, NH 56091)
Lt. Harry W. Tait is seen as the last man standing on the right end of the line of 406th Fighter Squadron pilots. This photo was likely taken during the 371st Fighter Group’s time at Bisterne Airfield in England in the spring of 1944, prior to advancing to continental Europe after D-Day in June, 1944. The complete identification of these 406th Fighter Squadron pilots is as follows, showing their final wartime ranks and the fate of those killed, missing or captured. In the back row, left to right, are Capt. Samuel B. W. Kennedy, Capt. Paul J. Hurley, Capt. Donald Ross, 1st Lt. Grant Davis, Jr., 1st Lt. William M. Taunt, 1st Lt. George Gallow, Jr., 1st Lt. Thomas F. Whitfield, Jr., Capt. Forest A. Kilgore, Jr., Capt. Eric (NMI) Doorly, 1st Lt. Robert A. Buenzli, 1st Lt. James P. Thiede and Capt. Harry H. Tait, Jr. (POW). Middle row left to right is Capt. Uno A. Salmi (MIA), Capt. Robert J. Rieschl, Capt. John E. Sullivan, 1st Lt. Victor L. Unruh (KIA), 1st Lt. John J. Burns and Lt. Col. Sanders E. Delaney (KIFA). Front row are Capt. Charles H. Chappas, 1st Lt. Charles P. Sparks (KIA), Maj. Edwin D. Taylor, 1st Lt. Robert R. Meade, Capt. Craig J. Teller, Jr. and 2nd Lt. Sumner J. Calish (KIA). (Photograph from The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the E.T.O.)
North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre jet fighter, serial number 49-1010, rests on the ramp at O’Hare Airport circa 1951-1952, when the squadron was part of Oregon’s federalized 142nd Fighter Group. Of note, this aircraft was initially assigned to the Washington ANG’s federalized 116th Fighter Squadron and deployed from Moses Lake AFB, Washington, to England as part of the 81st Fighter-Interceptor Wing in September 1951. It was then returned to the US and service with the 62nd FIS at O’Hare 1951-1952 before going to the California ANG. On 20 November 1957 this Sabre was flown to the boneyard in Arizona where it was “reclaimed” on 27 May 1958. (Image courtesy of Marty Isham via Wikipedia)
Tech. Sgt. Holley Bergfeld, a medic with the 142nd Medical Goup, prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccination at the Portland Convention Center, Portland, Ore., February 18, 2021. Members of the Oregon Air and Army National Guard are helping to facilitate COVID-19 vaccination distribution efforts throughout the state. (Oregon Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Steph Sawyer)

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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.

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