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  • Portland Air Guard pilots play offense for Super Bowl 50

    When Super Bowl 50 kicked off on Feb. 7, the only airborne threats fans had to worry about were deep passes -- thanks in part to the presence of pilots assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing at Portland Air National Guard Base."We work in coordination with other entities to ensure public safety during high profile events such as the Super Bowl," said
  • Redhawks launch Comprehensive Airman Fitness program

    As the new year beings, Airmen at the 142nd Fighter Wing here were introduced during the Regular Scheduled Drill (RSD) to a catalog packed with activities designed to improve the total overall well-being of the force.The Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF) program is a holistic approach to cultivate Airmen's health and resiliency. Under a four
  • Suicide rates up for military, veterans – Help is available!

    Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for Americans, and military veterans make up 20 percent of suicide deaths each year. This is an alarming figure, considering that in 2012 only about 13 percent of U.S. adults overall were veterans."What is unique to the military is a deeply held belief of responsibility, service and duty, which makes
  • ORANG footprint at PDX ‘right sized’ to focus funding on military needs

    Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG) officials from the 142nd Fighter Wing and the Port of Portland held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Portland International Airport (PDX) today at 1:00 p.m to signify the ORANG's return of 27 acres, 4 buildings and 52 percent of the west ramp of PDX to the Port of Portland.Today's ceremony was the result of an
  • Oregon Guardsmen learn the importance of public speaking from seasoned veteran

    Members of the 142nd Fighter Wing spent two days learning speech writing and delivery techniques from an industry expert during a presentation here Dec. 16-17.Dr. Rosemary King, a former speech writer for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and two Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to Airmen about the importance of body language and speech
  • Maj. Gen. Dean returns home to Oregon for formal retirement observance

    Returning home to Oregon with family and friends, Maj. Gen. Garry C. Dean formally retired after nearly 41 years of military service during a ceremony held in his honor on base, Dec. 6, 2015.Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau accompanied Dean from Washington D.C. and hosted as presiding officer for the ceremony. Maj. Gen.
  • Demobilization ceremony highlights Oregon Airmen deployment

    After a summer abroad in Eastern Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR), nearly 200 Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing were formally recognized here during a demonization ceremony, Nov. 6, 2015.As part of the Theater Security Package (TSP) known as the 123rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), the Airmen deployed in June,
  • Oregon Combat Operations Group realigns under fighter wings

    Over the past 13 years, four separate Oregon Air National Guard units have comprised the Combat Operations Group (COG), distinct in their individual responsibilities, yet linked by their common combat communications mission.As the new fiscal year began Oct. 1, three Oregon COG units -- the 116th Air Control Squadron (ACS), 125th Special Tactics
  • Portland Guardsmen bring smiles, lasting memories to European orphans

    Airmen deployed from the 142nd Fighter Wing (142 FW), Portland Air National Guard (ANG) Base, Ore., to the 123rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (123 EFS) at Campia Turzii, Romania, raised more than $3,500 dollars to provide backpacks filled with clothing and toiletries for orphans who live near their deployed airbase.The smiles on the faces of the
  • 142nd Fighter Wing Command Chief’s Change of Authority

    In a time-honored tradition, senior enlisted members of a particular military unit conduct leadership changes, marking a continuation of professionalism from one leader to the next. In following with that tradition, the 142nd Fighter Wing recently conducted an Change of Authority ceremony, Sept. 13, 2015, at the Portland Air National Guard Base,