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  • Weathering COVID-19: mental resilience

    In times of national crisis, it’s easy to become emotionally overwhelmed and forget to take your own mental health into consideration. The rapid onset of COVID-19 across the world has brought a multitude of financial and personal stresses for Airmen and their families. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, placed limitations on large scale gatherings and encouraged military members to telecommute whenever possible. While social distancing is imperative to limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it’s equally important to maintain social connections and ensure mental resilience during these trying times.
  • Airman and Family Readiness equipped to help members impacted by COVID-19

    If you’re a 142nd Wing Citizen Airman facing financial, employment, or other hardships due to COVID-19, the 142nd Force Support Squadron’s Airman and Family Readiness Program (A&FR) personnel want you to know that you don’t have to weather through these uncertain times on your own.
  • Twice Escaped: The POW Story of P-47 Pilot Edward R. Kirkland

    Today is April 9, National Former Prisoner of War (POW) Recognition Day in the United States. It is the time we commemorate the service and sacrifice of members of our armed forces who were taken captive by enemy forces in conflict. April 9 commemorates the surrender of our soldiers on Bataan to Imperial Japanese Army forces in 1942, the largest single surrender of American military forces in history.
  • 142nd Fighter Wing Redesignates to the 142nd Wing

    The 142nd Fighter Wing has been redesignated the 142nd Wing as of March 6, 2020.The move from a fighter wing to a wing is meant to better articulate the broad capabilities of the 142nd and the Airmen who accomplish the mission.
  • Weathering COVID-19: Spiritual Resilience

    How to cope during stressful times using spiritual resiliency.
  • Weathering COVID-19: physical resilience

    As most of the world is practicing social distancing, and in some cases, self-quarantine, many Americans are spending much of their days at home, working and living outside of their typical routines. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued a ‘stay at home’ order in an effort to further limit the transmission of COVID-19. Earlier this month, the U.S. Air Force announced that physical fitness testing would be suspended entirely until late June. Though our lives have been interrupted by COVID-19, it’s important to remember that as members of the Oregon Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force, we are required to maintain a certain level of physical fitness in order to carry out our duties safely and efficiently when we are called upon to do so.
  • Weathering COVID-19: financial resilience

    If you feel that you’re in a precarious financial situation, you’re not alone. In this article, Mr. George Katsinis, a personal finance counselor for Oregon National Guard members and their families, shares some actions you can take to stay ahead of the curve in times of crisis and uncertainty.
  • 142nd FW tests reflexes in Combat Readiness Exercise

    Portland, Ore. — Citizen Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing participated in a Combat Readiness Exercise (CRE) from March 2-8 during the month’s drill weekend.The exercise simulated a mass mobilization of approximately 700 members to a deployed location. With an emphasis on overall readiness, the unit was evaluated on its efficiency in orchestrating
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made.
  • DOD Officials Explain New Coronavirus Domestic Travel Restrictions

    Defense officials announced restrictions on domestic travel for service members, Defense Department employees and family members in response to the new coronavirus, or COVID-19.
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