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  • Running with Purpose

    On the streets of the east side of Portland, Oregon where mini-marts and small coffee shops stake their claim, runners gather at Floyd Light Middle School in the wee hours of the morning to run not for personal glory, but for the dreams of others.The runners sport fresh haircuts and newly printed t-shirts representing different local law
  • Oregon Leaders Rally to Promote New Job Opportunities

    The Portland Air National Guard Base hosted over 200 employers from Oregon and Southwest Washington June 4th, 2010 to help promote hiring of Veterans and retuning National Guard members.Addressing those in attendance, U.S. Senators from Oregon Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, and Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski each stressed the need for local employers to
  • Golden Eagles Come to Roost

    Two F-15 C&D model Golden Eagles arrived on base April 30, 2010 in the first wave of modified aircraft from the active duty Air Force that will eventually replace the current inventory here.The newly arrived F-15 Golden Eagles were flown here on base Thursday from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. This is a significant milestone for the unit
  • Joint Riot Control Exercise Strengthens Local Law Enforcement Ties

    Members of the 142nd Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron participated in a joint riot control exercise with local law enforcement organizations and the 186th Military Police Company April 11, 2010. The goal of this exercise was to train airmen and soldiers in crowd management and crowd control techniques for riot scenarios they may encounter
  • TRICARE Services Available for Special Needs Families

    TRICARE beneficiaries who have family members with special needs now have access to unique services within the TRICARE program. The most important service is the TRICARE Extended Care Health Option, or ECHO. To be eligible for ECHO, a family must first enroll into its service branch's Exceptional Family Member Program. Each service branch has a
  • Fun Run prepares members for re-vamped fitness standards

    The unseasonably sunny and warm weather during the February Unit Training Assembly was the perfect setting for a fun run hosted by the 142nd Mission Support Group on February 20th, 2010. As runners and walkers huffed and puffed over the course of the 1.5-mile fitness course, the turnout was high where nearly 200 Airmen got an early start on this
  • Oregon Airmen train for base honor guard duty

    Holding a folded American flag at eye level, an Oregon Airman pauses for a moment as he slowly inspects the colors.Staff Sgt. Justin Meininger is one of 12 airmen of the 142nd Fighter Wing taking part in Air Force honor guard training here at the Portland Air National Guard Base.With a need for more honor guard members in the Air National Guard,
  • 142 FW CES Vertical Ventilation Exercise

    Feb 21, 2010-- The 142 FW Civil Engineer Squadron conducted a vertical ventilation training exercise on the vacant former base exchange building today.This exercise was designed to train the fire fighters on roof ventilation.  A 4 foot by 4 foot hole was cut in the roof of the former BX during the training that allows heat and smoke to escape
  • Satellite NCO Academy at Portland Oregon National Guard Base

    Portland Air National Guard Base, PORTLAND, Ore.-- As part of the professional development efforts of the 142nd Fighter Wing, the satellite Noncommissioned Officer Training Academy began on base March 22, 2010 to train technical sergeants, and some staff sergeants valuable leadership skills to help them in their Air Force careers.The academy is a
  • Airmen on the hunt for jobs

    Despite the difficult job market, airmen from the Oregon Air National Guard continue to press on in their quest for employment. Is it time to stop looking?     With more than 200,000 Oregonians out of work, it would be an understatement to call the job market "competitive." As state budgets wane and technician jobs vanish, veterans are the seekers