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  • The 142nd Fighter Wing celebrates 30 years of flying F-15 Eagles

    PORTLAND, Oregon – Durability, Reliability and Solidity: for over 30 years the F-15 Eagle has been flown by the 142nd Fighter Wing, defending the Pacific Northwest homeland from the Canadian border to Northern California. This no-fail mission encompasses not only the reliability of the F-15 fighter jets but also the pledge of the Airmen who support
  • The 371st Fighter Group in Operation Overlord: Remembering Normandy at 75

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy, France, commencing the western land effort to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny. Over 150,000 Allied soldiers, including over 13,000 airborne troops, landed from aircraft and ships on or behind five heavily defended Normandy beaches; some
  • A New Bird in the Oregon Roost: The Beginning of the Eagle Era in the 142nd Fighter Wing

    May 24th, 2019 marked 30 years of F-15 Eagle operations by the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, and thirty years of incredible growth in mission capability and employment as well, taking the 142FW from the dedicated air defense mission and growing to include the air superiority domain. This was achieved with the hard work and
  • Client systems techs in high demand for ORANG

    Client systems is a career field that is in high demand in the Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG). As part of the Communications Flight, this career field serves base personal by providing communications network expertise regarding software, user account management, and access to drives among other services. Airman 1st Class Bryson Sadama is a new
  • Pacific Rescue, Pacific Loss

    On this Memorial Day, 2019, we remember all those who gave their all in service to our country.  Not all losses occur in wartime, though a number occur as military personnel train to fight.  They are also remembered on this day.It was a training mission off the Oregon coast for the Redhawk squadron just after the new year began in 1989, some thirty
  • CES career fields among the most impactful to the mission

    The 142nd Fighter Wing is responsible for maintaining mission-ready units capable of continuously providing 24/7 ACA (Aerospace Control Alert) for the greater Pacific Northwest spanning from Northern California to Canadian British Columbia.  PANG employs approximately 1,500 people, many of whom work behind the scenes to ensure various installation
  • 142nd FW Guardsmen particpate in WSEP 2019

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - April 8th marked the kick off of the Weapon System Evaluation Program (WSEP) 2019, a two-week long exercise designed to test and assess weapon systems and pilots in air-to-air combat scenarios in an operation is known as “Combat Archer.” 156 aircraft maintainers, operations specialists, weapons loaders, and pilots
  • Oregon’s 116th ACS fine-tune deployment skills during Sentry Savannah 2019-2

    Resiliency and constant preparation is nothing new for residents of the oldest city in Georgia. Since 1733, Savannah has survived the British occupation of the city during the American Revolution and endured General William Tecumseh Sherman’s ‘March to the Sea,’ as the American Civil War drew to a close in late 1864. Most recently the region
  • Power pro professionals run the gamut in keeping the mission running

    Staff Sgt. William Butler is an electrical power production technician (power pro) for the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. Butler’s job is to test and maintain all backup generators on base as well as the aircraft arresting system for the F-15 Eagles.His job overall is to ensure that in the event of an
  • Behind the scenes: traffic management specialists play critical role in mission readiness

    Tech. Sgt. Romulus Kocsis is a full-time traffic management specialist for the 142nd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base. As such, Kocsis is responsible for the shipping and receiving of supplies, directly effecting mission readiness and success on a local and world-wide scale.The warehouse that Kocsis works out of is
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