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  • Final 'F-15A model' retired by the Air Force

    On a clear late September day, Lt. Col. Steve Beauchamp strides from the flight operations' building toward one of many F-15's parked on the Portland Air National Guard Base ramp. Master Sergeant Mark Billmyer greets Lt. Col. Beauchamp with a hand shake and conversation as he arrives for his mid-morning flight; both make their way toward a waiting
  • Camp Rosenbaum (July 23-29) Don’t Miss Out!

    Each summer Camp Rosenbaum sponsors approximately 170 underprivileged children (9-11) from a myriad of low income, public housing agencies in Oregon and Southwest Washington. This unique week-long summer camp is conducted at Camp Rilea (near Astoria) and is staffed by military members, civilian police officers and fire fighters, staff from multiple
  • Oregon Airmen train with international contingent during Patriot 2010 exercise

    --This past summer, Airmen from the 142 Medical Group, Oregon Air National Guard, participated in a multi-national, joint force exercise at Volk Field, Wisconsin, July 10-24.The exercise, known as Patriot 2010, is the only annual joint training event sponsored by the National Guard Bureau.The reality-based scenarios provided a joint training
  • Super Polar Plungers

    Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jarrod Johnson is trying to sleep on the job. He is 20 hours into the "Super Plunge", a fund raising event he is participating in for Special Olympics Oregon. The 142nd Fighter Wing has donated tents, heaters and other equipment for a robust handful of volunteers jumping into the Columbia River each hour, for 24
  • Starbase Education at the Portland Air Base

    An eager group of 5th graders from Woodstock Elementary School are quick to answer questions from Senior Master Sgt. Stanley Durfee, as they get personal insight on how an F-15 airplane functions. The students are part of the Starbase education program at the Portland Air National Guard Base and the up-close instruction allows hands on education
  • The 116th ACS Deploys for the Middle East

    Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber addressed the "sacrifices by the Airmen and families of Oregon," to those in attendance during the formal deployment send-off of the 116th Air Combat Squadron, on March 4, 2011, at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore."I want to share with your families, and your neighbors, and with the entire State of
  • Field of Dreams

    July 27, 2010 -- The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing's Civil Engineer Squadron, while working alongside Corbett community members, constructed on a new 400-seat Corbett High School stadium grandstand and football sports complex in honor of Jeff Lucas, a fallen warrior from the State of Oregon.Jeffrey A. Lucas graduated from Corbett
  • Far from Home, Still a Family

    February 3, 2011 -- Overlooking one of the highest points at Camp Rilea, radar and communications equipment from the 116th Air Control Squadron of the Oregon Air National Guard are providing surveillance and intelligence as part of their daily mission. The airmen who are responsible for collecting the data and communicating with U.S. military
  • Explosives training rocks base

    Members of Oregon Air National Guard's 125th Special Tactics Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base conducted explosives training on base as part of their proficiency requirement November 6, 2010.Using simulated scenarios, squadron members handled explosives, detonation cords and fuses to hone their skills as plumes of smoke and shockwaves
  • Hall of Fame Induction Honors Redhawks

    The 123rd Observation Squadron of the Oregon Air National Guard was inducted into the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Hall of Honor Oct. 17, 2010, becoming the first group or organization recognized for this honor. The 123rd Observation Squadron was the first aviation unit in the Oregon Army National Guard. The unit included members that served
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