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  • Oregon Airman Embraces Army Challenge

    Senior Master Sgt. Chris Roper, a member of the Air Force Security Forces, has spent his career responding to unique challenges; so it was all in stride when he was the lone Air National Guard Airman to attend the U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Tex., in the autumn of 2010.As the first ever Air National Guard member selected to
  • Oregon National Guard Supports Executive Briefing

    Nearly 400 people joined Governor John Kitzhaber and Major General Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General Oregon for an executive briefing at Portland Air National Guard Base today. The second annual briefing focused upon learning more about the Oregon National Guard and how community members can help support those who serve. It also recognized some of
  • A Call to Serve

    A lengthy line of Oregon Air National Guard Airmen wait to receive communion or a blessing from Chaplain Richard Sirianni on May 15, 2011 at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore. The intimate World War II era chapel is nearly full to hear Sunday Mass during the unit training assembly weekend and share in Chaplain Sirianni's final
  • 142nd Fighter Wing Celebrates ORANG's 70th Anniversary

    It was on Friday, April 18, 1941, at the Swan Island Airport in Portland, Oregon, when the 123rd Observation Squadron was activated and thus became the first aviation element of Oregon's National Guard. Last Friday, April 15, beneath a large American flag in the Rosenbaum Hangar at Portland Air National Guard Base, around a stage trimmed with red,
  • Oregon Air National Guard’s 123rd Weather Flight receives award for outstanding technical achievement

    The Oregon Air National Guard's 123rd Weather Flight was recently awarded the Outstanding Technical Achievement in Weather Operations Award from the United States Air Force.The Oregon unit is the first Reserve Component Organization to have received the recognition from the U.S. Air Force Weather.On Feb. 2, 2010, four of the unit's Airmen traveled
  • Air Guard Ironmen

    Running along the fitness trail at the Portland Air National Guard Base, U.S. Air Force Master Sgts. Jeff Macey and Brian Cummins stretch out their legs for an afternoon workout. Picking up the pace, the two senior NCOs of the 142nd Fighter Wing begin to recall their latest race, the Vineman Ironman Triathlon in Sonoma County, Calif. Both men
  • F-15 Eagle dedicated to Museum

    It seems fitting that on a day that is set aside for veterans aircraft 73-089 was honored at a dedication at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. With approximately thirty four years of service, 089 served proudly with the men who flew and maintained it. "They built eighteen original airplanes to do work on and it was the 5th production
  • 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