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  • Redhawks Season of Giving

    The holiday season allows all of us pause and reflect upon the important issues of life each year. For most that means time with family and loved ones but it also a time to count the blessings and give back to others in need who are less fortunate.Member of the 142nd Fighter Wing have spent time pitching in to do a variety volunteer events in the
  • Jinxed in the CBI - The Oregon Guard and the USO in WWII

    With Christmas approaching and the holiday season underway, thoughts of home come to mind. This phenomenon is the same through time, both now and when American Airmen deployed to the Far East back in December, 1944. There deployed in China was the 35th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, a unit created in 1943 from the Oregon National Guard' s pioneer
  • Oregon Airmen team with KPAM radio to raise money for military families in need

     - Phones ringing off the hook, on-line donations and pledges pouring in while Airmen from the 142 Fighter Wing "Redhawks" stood by to take pledges and donations from generous residents and business across Oregon and Southwest Washington. November 28, through December 2 marked KPAM radio and the Salvation Army's "Operation Santa Claus" donation and
  • In it for the Long Run: Chief Max White

    Max White first came to Eugene, Ore., in 1972 to chase an Olympic dream having qualified for the Olympic Track and Field trials in the Marathon. Though White did not make the USA team and compete in Munich, West Germany, he would eventually move to the west coast. White made his home in Oregon and created countless other successes including;
  • Honoring Redhawk Heritage on Veterans Day

    As we pause on this Veterans Day to honor the members of our armed services, we also celebrate our American military heritage. In doing so, we recall the achievements and sacrifices of our predecessors who served our nation. For the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, this includes remembering the 371st Fighter Group of the Second
  • Oregon Airmen bid farewell to the BDU

    For anyone in the Air Force, Air National Guard or Reserve, today marks a milestone in the service's history. For those who have been Airmen for more than a few years, today is especially significant. It is the day the Air Force officially says goodbye to the Battle Dress Uniform, or BDU. A number of Oregon Air National Guard members who work at
  • Oregon's Reserve Warriors and Families attend Yellow Ribbon Symposium

    Portland, Ore.--Over 200 military members and their families gathered at The Governor Hotel in downtown Portland, Ore. September 23-25 as part of the Oregon Air National Guard's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program symposium. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a federally-mandated program designed to serve members of the National Guard and
  • Hometown Heroes

    -- Over 60 airmen of the Oregon Air National Guard were honored during a "Hometown Heroes" ceremony here October 15, 2011 to celebrate a safe return home from various military deployments throughout the world in support of global contingency operations. Awardees stood at attention at the Brigadier General Rosenbaum Hangar and when called, marched
  • Security Forces Teams with Portland Police for Crisis Management Exercise

    The 142nd Security Forces Squadron's National Guard Response Force hosted a crisis management exercise with the Portland Police Bureau's Rapid Response Team at the Portland Air National Guard Base September 21 and 22, 2011. The exercise involved training and practicing crowd management by members from each agency."The National Guard Response Force
  • Local Fighter Pilot Recounts Being Scrambled On 9/11

    Click on link to read original story on the KATU News website. Local Fighter Pilot Recounts Being Scrambled On 9/11