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  • 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

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A 13-year member of the Oregon Air National Guard was promoted to major general during a ceremony at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Dec. 8, 2008, here. Maj. Gen. Garry C. Dean, who has been working with the Air Force Inspector General's office at the Pentagon since February 2008, drew accolades from his colleagues and