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  • In full afterburner mode, Brig. Gen. James Kriesel takes off for his next adventure

    SALEM, Oregon – The global demands placed on Service Members in the U.S. Air Force goes beyond securing air superiority and moving equipment and cargo. Rapid transnational mobility is essential to supporting other American military branches, as well as coalition partners in worldwide conflicts, and when called to respond to humanitarian
  • Oregon Air Guardsmen mobilized to support critical overseas assignments

    PORTLAND, Oregon - For nearly two decades, Citizen-Airmen have been responding to overseas contingency operations following the 9/11 attacks. The assignments have been as varied as the Airmen that have been called upon to fulfill them, all the while building new global partnerships and strengthening traditional alliances.As 112 Oregon National
  • AFJROTC high school students visit PANG

    Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Battleground and Prairie High Schools in the state of Washington toured the 142nd Fighter Wing fire department, aircraft maintenance, and operations facilities in order to familiarize themselves with the myriad career options the Air Force has to offer.
  • 142nd Medical Group conducts Change of Command

    Oregon Air National Guard Col. Erik Shadler, relinquishes his position as commander of the 142nd Medical Group as Col. Jonathan Vinson assumes command of the unit during an official Change of Command ceremony, February 9, 2019.
  • Oregon Air National Guardsman plays Soldier in the United Kingdom

    PORTLAND, Oregon - When Oregon Air National Guard Maj. Christopher Webb signed-up for the 2018 Military Reserve Exchange Program, he admitted he had no idea what he was getting into. “I didn’t know what to expect,” Webb said, as he sat in the CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) building at the Portland Air National Guard Base during the
  • Weapons Teams compete for top honors

    Weapons Loaders from the 142nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed for the highly-prized Sasquatch ‘Hoki’ trophy during the October Regularity Scheduled Drill (RSD) at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, Oct. 14, 2018. The competition brought the four quarterly award-winning teams together to square off for the overall
  • The 142nd Fighter Wing conducts dual readiness exercise

    PORTLAND, Oregon – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing focused their attention on combat readiness and emergency response training during the unit Regularly Scheduled Drill (RSD), September 8-9, 2018, at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon. The training exercise main emphasis tested the Airmen’s ability to work in
  • Oregon Air National Guard pins first female general officer

    There are various challenges, setbacks, and rewards for the uncommon citizen who makes serving in the military a career; and on some occasions, there are ‘the firsts’ that reflect the distinctive profession and the unique opportunities that present themselves.Donna Prigmore embraced the chance to be part of something bigger when she joined the U.S.
  • Oregon Airmen respond to Hurricane Lane during summer training in Hawaii

    HONOLULU, Hawaii — What started out as a typical summer training deployment for the men and women of the 142nd Medical Group (MDG), Oregon Air National Guard, turned anything but, when the Hawaiian islands were threatened by a category-5 hurricane, the week of Aug. 20, 2018.The annual training for 43 Airmen of the 142nd Fighter Wing, scheduled for
  • 116th Air Control Squadron transitions to new equipment module

    WARRENTON, Ore. - The 116th Air Control Squadron recently transitioned to a new weapons system called the AN/TYQ-23A Tactical Air Operations Module (TAOM), which replaced decades-old operations modules.The system is designed to help members of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 116th track and control air traffic in a variety of conditions at a
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