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  • 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
  • Son of ORANG recruiter enlists with 125th STS

    Jaden Jacobo is a high school senior who is joining the Oregon Air National Guard as a Radio Frequency Communications Technician for the 125th Special Tactics Squadron which falls under the 142nd Fighter Wing.Jaden is the son of ORANG recruiter Tech. Sgt. David Jacobo. On Wednesday, March 13, Tech. Sgt. Jacobo watched as his son took the oath of
  • Oregon Guardsmen serve as Weapons Directors for the 116th Air Control Squadron

    Staff Sgt. Taylor Ingersoll and Airman 1st Class Olivia Cappelli are both Weapons Directors with the 116th Air Control Squadron, a geographically separated component of the 142nd Fighter Wing, based at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon. Both Ingersoll and Cappelli come from military families. Ingersoll’s father is a veteran with 33 years in service,
  • Oregon Airmen provide snapshot of operations to Air National Guard’s top leaders

    As the stubborn winter weather kept its chilly grip on the Pacific Northwest, Airmen of the 142nd Fighter Wing provided a warm welcome to the top leaders of the Air National Guard during the Regularly Scheduled Drill (RSD) weekend, March 2-3, 2019.Acting as the official host, Oregon Air National Guard Col. Adam Sitler, 142nd Fighter Wing Commander,
  • In full afterburner mode, Brig. Gen. James Kriesel takes off for his next adventure

    SALEM, Oregon – The global demands placed on Service Members in the U.S. Air Force goes beyond securing air superiority and moving equipment and cargo. Rapid transnational mobility is essential to supporting other American military branches, as well as coalition partners in worldwide conflicts, and when called to respond to humanitarian
  • Oregon Air Guardsmen mobilized to support critical overseas assignments

    PORTLAND, Oregon - For nearly two decades, Citizen-Airmen have been responding to overseas contingency operations following the 9/11 attacks. The assignments have been as varied as the Airmen that have been called upon to fulfill them, all the while building new global partnerships and strengthening traditional alliances.As 112 Oregon National
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