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  • Junior Enlisted Council gaining altitude

    Airmen from across the base came together November 8, 2014 for a meeting of the Junior Enlisted Council, a group focused on professional development, morale and welfare for the junior enlisted ranks.Recent attendance for the meeting has been up after some outreach efforts, according to Sergeant-at-arms Tech. Sgt. Andrew Kondor, but council members
  • WWII vet reminisces on recent 'Honor Flight,' price of freedom

    Army Air Corps Tech. Sgt. Fred Parish, a La Grande, Oregon, resident and Oregon National Guard veteran, received a trip to the nation's capital last month as part of the Honor Flight project's objective to take all WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial."Almost 90 percent of WWII veterans who survived [the war] have passed
  • Redhawks sign up with Klamath Community College

    Every autumn, college students across the nation participate in a rite of passage, as they return to campuses large and small to pursue their dreams of earning a diploma. Airmen at the 142nd Fighter Wing now have the same opportunity here to complete their associate's degrees on base.With the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on
  • Manager retires, Family Programs welcomes new director

    As an eight year old, Mary Bell and her family moved to the Portland Air Force Base in 1961, when her father was reassigned from Spandau Air Force Base, Germany.  Five years later, he was the last active duty Airman on base to help transition the active Air Force alert mission to the Air National Guard."They flew an official with all the paperwork
  • Local Airman to cheer for sister at Miss America pageant

    Moral support from family members is an advantage that military members often rely upon. In an effort to reciprocate the support he's received from family, one Airman flew from Portland, Ore., to Atlantic City, N.J., this week to support his sister in her quest to represent the nation as Miss America 2015. Staff Sgt. Scott Watson, a member of the
  • Air Force revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a consistent Air Force capacity to the
  • Wing Inspection Team test unit readiness

    The Wing Inspection Team conducted a readiness exercise July 31- Aug 3., that challenged the 142nd Fighter Wing members under a variety of conditions that focused on the overall mission capabilities. This was the first exercise to use the Wing Inspection Team (WIT) members, which is part of the U. S. Air Force inspection system helping to
  • Promotion brings new command role for Prigmore

    Col. Donna M. Prigmore became the new 142nd Fighter Wing Mission Support Group (MSG) Commander following her promotion to the rank of Colonel during a dual ceremony here Sunday.Brig. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, presided over the promotion ceremony that took place immediately before the MSG change of command.
  • Deployed Civil Engineer Airmen enable fully operational runway

    Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Squadron completed flight line repairs to Bagram Airfield's main runway June 9, 2014.The undertaking tasked Airmen to repair four sets of Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene panels. The panels are located underneath aircraft arresting
  • Chief Master Sgt. of 1st Air Force visits 142nd Fighter Wing

    Chief Master Sgt. Ronald C. Anderson Jr., Command Chief Master Sgt., 1st Air Force, visited the 142nd Fighter Wing Tuesday to get a personal look at the wing's mission and interface with Airmen directly about their role in the Air National Guard. The United States Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC) is headquartered at Tyndall AFB, Florida. The