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  • Port of Portland selected as Oregon National Guard Employer of the Year

    Air National Guard Col. Rick Wedan, the commander of the 142nd Fighter Wing, welcomed leaders and other staff members from the Port of Portland, Thursday, to recognize the Port of Portland for being selected as the Oregon Air National Guard's 2013 Employer of the Year."This is a great turn out and an extraordinary honor to have you with us today
  • Winter Storm disrupts unit training assembly

    A large winter storm that produced heavy snow and ice in the Pacific Northwest, created severe travel conditions and forced the cancellation of the Feb. Unit Training Assembly for members of the 142nd Fighter Wing. The storm system began late Thursday afternoon and closed the base to non-essential personnel from Friday until today. The base
  • Portland Air National Guard Base recognized by Energy Trust of Oregon

    Emphasizing the benefits of energy saving and sustainability, the 142nd Fighter Wing was recognized by Energy Trust of Oregon during a presentation ceremony held here Thursday. Speaking before members of the Fighter Wing and others in attendance, Peter West, Director of Energy Programs for Energy Trust of Oregon, formally acknowledged the Oregon
  • Beyond the Ordinary: Portland STARBASE Program

    It's a typical group of fifth graders; kids enthusiastically raising their hands to answer questions from the teacher, as a few begin shouting out the answer before called upon. Yet the situation and subject is not the normal classroom setting with playgrounds and lunchrooms in the building. At STARBASE Portland, the kids can see F-15 Eagles taking
  • MICT ushers in web-based inspections

    The 142nd Fighter Wing and the Air National Guard are changing the way unit and work center inspections are conducted by using a web-based self-assessment tool called the Management Internal Control Toolset (MICT).The Air Force Inspection System changed March 23, 2012 when Air Force Instruction (AFI) 90-201 was revised. These revisions signaled a
  • Security Forces Squadron support Operation Santa Claus

    During the last 10 years, Operation Santa Claus, hosted by KPAM 860 Radio personality Bob Miller, has helped raise money and awareness for military veterans in need throughout the local area during a five-day telethon. This year, ten members of the 142nd Fighter Wing Security Forces spent their Friday morning taking pledges over the phone.The
  • Two Oregon Airmen receive Bronze Star medals

    In a dual ceremony during the November unit training assembly, the 142nd Fighter Wing presented Bronze Star Medals to honor two Airmen with Pacific Northwest roots. Senior Master Sgt. Brian Wade, 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron and Maj. Casey Dierickx, 142nd Fighter Wing Executive Officer, were both awarded the nation's fourth highest
  • Airman’s art work on display nearly 40 years later

    In 1972, when Senior Master Sgt. Gene Thomas was the First Sgt. for the 142nd Fighter Wing Consolidated aircraft maintenance (CAM) Squadron, he soon discovered that one of his young Airmen had a unique ability to draw and sketch. Now, after more than 40 years, Airman First Class Robert Thomas's art work is finally on display at the 142nd Fighter
  • Town Hall addresses Government shutdown concerns

    Oregon Air National Guard Col. Richard W. Wedan, 142nd Fighter Wing Commander, spoke before two groups of Airmen yesterday as he addressed the ramifications of the current U.S. Government shutdown currently impacting the employment for Air National Guard members."I want to take this opportunity to talk about and address some of the concerns that I
  • Leadership Changes for the Oregon Air National Guard

    Members of the Oregon Air National Guard assembled at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., on Sept. 8, 2013, to observe the change of command ceremony for the Oregon Air National Guard, as Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg presented the colors to Brig. Gen. Michael Stencel. Prior to his promotion to head the Oregon Air National Guard, Stencel had