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  • Oregon Air National Guard conducts expeditionary skills rodeo

    - Nearly 300 Airmen participated in readiness training during the April and May Unit Assembly Training (UTA) periods here, encompassing preparation for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRNE) defense along with self-aid buddy care provisions.The Air Expeditionary Skills Rodeo conducted over the two UTA weekends allowed members of the
  • Oregon Guardsmen celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Start with more than a hundred enthusiastic kids, add a day full of intriguing activities, and then throw in nearly picture perfect weather, all to create a seamless recipe for the first ever "Kids Day at PANG," [Portland Air National Guard Base] here on April 25.Arriving at the base Fire Station for the morning check in, families were greeted by
  • 116th Air Control Squadron mobilizes for overseas assignment

    Nearly 90 members of the Air National Guard's 116th Air Control Squadron (ACS) were recognized during a formal mobilization ceremony held April 11, 2015, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center here at Camp Withycombe, as they mobilize to provide surveillance and air space management for air operations in and around the Arabian Gulf.Oregon Governor Kate
  • Oregon Air Guard members gather to celebrate annual award recipients

    Members of the Oregon Air National Guard gathered to be acknowledged for their achievements during the past year at the 21st Annual Oregon Air National Guard Awards banquet held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, March 14, 2015.Award winners from across the state of Oregon dinned during a formal banquet and represented the 173rd Fighter Wing and 270th
  • Oregon Airmen Receive Bronze Star Medals

    Two Oregon Air Guardsmen were awarded Bronze Star medals during a ceremony here, for leading engineers during a recent deployment to Afghanistan, despite persistent rocket attacks and indirect fire.Lt. Col. Jason Lay and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Gilbert served alongside one another during a recent deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in
  • Portland Air National Guard Base welcomes new commander

    Oregon Air National Guardsmen assembled for the 142nd Fighter Wing change of command ceremony here Feb. 7, 2015.Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald took command during a traditional ceremony as the colors were passed from Col. Richard W. Wedan, who retired after more than 27 years of service to the Air National Guard.Col. Fitzgerald most recently served as the
  • Oregon National Guard showcase critical roles to top enlisted leader

    Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the National Guard Bureau, visited the 142nd Fighter Wing and other hosts units, gaining a close-up perspective of various mission's sets here, while interfacing with Airmen about their work.Brush is the senior enlisted leader for both the Army and Air National Guard, advising General
  • Citizen-Airmen recognized during demobilization ceremony

    Airmen from the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), along with members of the 142nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS), who recently returned in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), were formally recognized during a demobilization ceremony held Dec. 7 on base.Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Secretary of State Kate Brown were in attendance,
  • Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for December rollout AF wide

    The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information."I can't overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches," said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin
  • Military, Trail Blazers team up to support Oregon Food Bank

    Twenty-six military members from across Oregon and Washington teamed up with the Portland Trail Blazers to pack food boxes in support of the Oregon Food Bank today at the Food Bank's west-side location in Beaverton, Oregon."We're committed to making our community a better place, and we're proud to partner with the Trail Blazers to do so," said Col.