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  • 142nd FW Guardsman completes fifth Ironman Triathlon

    If you’re a Portland Air National Guard Base employee, and an early morning gym-goer, you might have stumbled into Senior Master Sgt. Bobbi Kennedy’s 6 AM spin class at the PANG fitness center. While some of us might wonder what could drive a person to power through intense exercise first thing in the morning, working outside of most people’s
  • 142nd FW CGO Council cleans up local park

    The Company Grade Officer (CGO) Council organized a clean-up event with Portland Parks and Recreation. On Friday, September 6th, the group helped clear an invasive plant species from Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, located approximately one mile from Portland Air National Guard (PANG) Base.The CGO Council located at PANG consists of five volunteers:
  • Remembering on National POW/MIA Day 2019

    On this day we remember our nation’s prisoners of war (POW) and those yet missing in action (MIA).  According to an 8 June 2005 report by the Congressional Research Service on POWs and MIAs, in conflicts from World War I until now nearly 140,000 Americans have been held as POWs:In World War I 4,120 service members were captured; 147 died in
  • Special Forces Operator, Author Recounts Medal of Honor Story for Oregon Airmen

    Author and former 125th Special Tactics Squadron Commander, Air Force Lt. Col. (ret.) Dan Schilling visited the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., Sept. 8, 2019 to host a professional development seminar for the Airmen of the Oregon Air National Guard.Dan Schilling retired in 2016 after 31 years of military service. During his
  • Memorial held honoring WWII era member of the 123rd

    The 123rd Fighter Squadron said their final goodbyes to their last remaining founding member, Fred Parish, September 8, 2019, at a memorial servicelast weekend. Fred Parish of La Grande, Oregon, passed away on July 7, 2019 at the age of 98. Fred was one of 117 Oregonians that chartered the 123rd Observation Squadron “Redhawks”, which today has
  • 142nd Fighter Wing Guardsmen participate in Suicide Awareness 5K

    Members of the 142nd Fighter Wing and their families participated in a Suicide Awareness 5K on Saturday of the September 2019 drill weekend. The run offered an opportunity for Guardsmen and their families to come together in observance of Suicide Awareness Month.
  • PANG and ESGR host Employer Appreciation Day 2019

    The 142nd Fighter Wing, along with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), hosted an annual open house known as Employer Appreciation Day (EAD) at Portland Air National Guard (PANG) Base, Oregon, on August 22, 2019.The event, open to civilian employers of traditional PANG Base Guardsmen, offered attendees the opportunity to witness
  • Oregon’s 142nd Fighter Wing conducts training with Navy counterparts

    The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing hosted the VFA-41 Squadron, assigned to Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, along with their F-18F Super Hornets during two-weeks of dissimilar aircraft combat training (DACT) at the Portland Air National Guard Base from Aug. 11-23, 2019.As part of the two weeks of DACT exercises, the Navy
  • The Wing’s First Purple Heart

    On August 7, 1782, General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, established the original Purple Heart, then called the Badge of Military Merit. August 7 is now known as Purple Heart Day.  It was 75 years ago this year that a member of the 142nd Fighter Wing, which was designated as the 371st Fighter Group during World War
  • Pathfinder Exercise integrates military, civilian responders

    Members of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing Medical Group, along with civilian medical first responders from Oregon Disaster Medical Team (OMDT) and other military and government agencies, took part in the annual Pathfinder Exercise held at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center from June 11-14, 2019.The scenario for the event
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