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  • 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
  • A Portland Connection to the Doolittle Raid of 18 April 1942

    Some 76 years have passed since the famous Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942, when US Army Air Corps Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle led the crews of 16 B-25B Mitchell bombers off the pitching, wet and windswept deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8).  It was the first American attack on the Japanese home islands, a shock to the
  • Sixty Years of Redhawk Alert

    In the wake of the Korean War, air defenses in North America were built up and the ANG was an integral part of that effort.  On this 1 October date in 1958, the 142d Fighter Group (Air Defense) of the Oregon Air National Guard (Ore ANG) established an alert capability at Portland as part of the Air Defense Augmentation Program.  Twenty ANG
  • 142nd Fighter Wing Welcomes New Commander

    PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore.-- Colonel Adam Sitler assumed command of the 142nd Fighter Wing during a change of command ceremony held here Aug. 5, 2018.Sitler assumed command from Col. Duke A. Pirak who will be taking a new position as the Director, Chief National Guard Bureau Action Group in Washington, D.C.Major General Michael E.
  • Remembering Operation Tidal Wave at 75 Years – Oregonians in the Low-Level Mission against Ploiești, 1 August 1943

    Seventy-five years ago, on 1 August 1943, Operation Tidal Wave took place. It was perhaps the most spectacular American bombing mission of World War II, the bold low-level air assault by over 150 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on the Romanian oil refineries at Ploiești, which supplied Nazi Germany with about 1/3 of its petroleum supply. As such, Great Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill considered Ploiești to be, "...the taproot of German might."
  • The Final Flight of David R. Kingsley

    What is valor?  Where does it come from in times of crisis that enables some people to serve “above and beyond the call of duty?”  There are many worthy examples of valor and sacrifice to ponder as we commemorate the fallen of our nation on this Memorial Day.  And a flier from Portland, Oregon, David R Kingsley, is one of those whom we remember on
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