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  • Oregon Airman Vanguards Logistics System

    If you imagine earnestness, excitement and a quick-to-speak personality, Tech. Sgt. Andrew Saunders would be a model prototype. An avid gamer, PC-based games, to be exact, Saunders flies on the edge of social norms and strives to arrange life to fit his definitions.What happens when an old computer system is slowing you down? If you're someone with
  • Portland Air Base members reflect and honor 9/11 victims

    In the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 11, more than 50 base personnel gathered here to participate in the 2nd annual 'Ruck, Run, Walk' event to observe the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and to remember those who lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.After air base members arrived at the memorial park, Maj.
  • ‘Back 2 School Bash’ captivates youth and grownups alike

    Heading back to school can be a mix of emotions; bordering somewhere between anticipation and anxiety for students and parents alike. With classes beginning as early as next week, the Back2School Bash for Oregon National Guard families held here Aug. 22 soothed some of the upcoming uncertainties.With families from both the Army and Air National
  • Fighter Wing Assessed by Inspection Team

    The 142nd Fighter Wing hosted the Air Combat Command (ACC) Inspector General team here, August 13-18, 2015, for a Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI) designed to improve mission readiness and educate Airmen amidst a new inspection process.Badged inspectors roamed the base, interviewed Airmen of the 142nd and provided guidance during the planned
  • National Guard leadership visits Oregon

    The Director of the National Guard Bureau (NGB) along with his Senior Enlisted Advisor, visited the 142nd Fighter Wing during a town hall event, speaking and interacting directly with Guardsmen here on base, Aug. 15, 2015.Army Gen. Frank J. Grass, the 27th NBG Chief, and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, addressed key issues effecting
  • Military and civilian first responders partner in Pathfinder-Minutemen exercise

    More than 250 participants from U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), U.S. Air Force Reserve, Army and Air National Guard units, civilian organizations, and state and county agencies took part in a joint disaster exercise here, Aug. 5, 2015.Pathfinder-Minutemen is a joint multi-agency, multi-state exercise based on response to a possible Cascadia
  • Portland Air National Guard Base activates new alert facility

    Marking 25 years after the construction of the main alert facilities housed here, an additional alert barn was officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony July 10, 2015.While highlighting the projects development, 142nd Fighter Wing Commander Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald said the new $ 1.8 million facility was worth the wait."We've done plenty of
  • Oregon Airmen deploy in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Nearly 200 members of the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Operations Group, 142nd Maintenance Group, and 142nd Mission Support Group were recognized during a formal mobilization ceremony held here, June 26, 2015, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.The Airmen are deploying to Romania from June to October 2015 as part of the 123rd
  • Civil engineers deploy to renovate Romanian medical clinic

    Framed by the backdrop of the Black Sea shoreline, Oregon Air National Guardsmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron traveled nearly halfway around the globe to renovate a medical facility here as part of the U.S. European Commands' Humanitarian Civic Assistance Program.The restoration of Pavilion C at the Mangalia City Hospital is
  • Oregon Airmen to Provide Humanitarian Support

    PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore. - Members of Oregon's 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron are preparing to mobilize for a humanitarian mission to Romania as part of U.S. European Command's (EUCOM) Humanitarian Civic Assistance program (HCA).This project will mark the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron's (CES) first mobilization to Romania