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  • 142nd Civil Engineers get valuable training in Hawaii

    The 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron's fire fighters and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians recently completed two weeks of annual training at various locations on the island of Oahu, Hawaii this May. Both groups took advantage of co-training opportunities with other professionals, enhancing skillsets and increasing readiness and efficiency.
  • Memorial Day 2021 - Remembering a Rough Transition

    Memorial Day is the day dedicated to remembering and those who gave their lives in service to our country. As such, the men and women of the 142nd Wing pause to honor those of the unit who died in service to the nation.
  • 116th ACS marks 50 years in ORANG

    Congratulations to the men and women of the 116th Air Control Squadron on the 50th anniversary of their squadron’s assignment to the Oregon Air National Guard!
  • When Three Became One: The Foundation of the Modern 142nd Wing, May 24, 1946

    On May 24, 1946, three different entities with three different histories came together for the first time to create what we know as the 142nd Wing based at Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon.
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage is American Heritage

    As we celebrate the month of May as part of the 142nd Wing, we observe Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. For some, this month comes and goes without a clear understanding of what or why we are celebrating, so I wanted to dig in to bring more light to this fascinating subject at an important time in contemporary life.
  • Portland partakes in Sentry Savannah 2021

    Recently Sentry Savannah, the Air National Guard’s primary large scale 4th and 5th generation fighter exercise, concluded after several days of hard-hitting training off the coast of Georgia. Sentry Savannah offers a unique training experience to pilots and other members of the Air National Guard from all over the United States, including Oregon, Texas, Colorado and Massachusetts.
  • Oregon’s Military and Naval Aviation Pioneers, Frank W. Wright and Louis T. Barin, Jr.

    Over a century ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the fighting in Europe on land, sea and air between Allied forces and Imperial Germany ceased. World War One was over. Looking back in time, we note that Oregon’s military aviation roots emanate from this period. Although the 123rd Observation Squadron is properly feted as Oregon’s first military aviation unit, and celebrates its 80th anniversary this month, Oregon’s first military and naval aviators started flying more than 100 years ago.
  • Three Stalags and Out! Remembering Lt. Harry W. Tait, Jr. on National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

    April 9 is the day in 1942 that Major General Edward P. King, Jr. surrendered the exhausted, malnourished and battered American military forces on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. Some 78,000 troops (66,000 Filipinos and 12,000 Americans of the Fil-Am forces), the largest number of U.S. soldiers ever to surrender and become prisoners of war (POW).
  • Korean War Call-up of the 142nd Fighter Group

    As the Korean War continued 70 years ago, more of the Oregon Air National Guard (ANG) was called to duty. On 1 March 1951, the 142nd Fighter Group (142FG) was activated for federal service at its home station, Portland Air Base, Portland, Oregon.
  • OR National Guard volunteers aid state COVID-19 vaccine efforts

    Volunteers from the Oregon Air and Army National Guard are working alongside civilian volunteers to aid the state in its COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. Guardsmen have been serving in various capacities, such as traffic control, administration, and vaccination. Tech. Sgt. Holley Bergfeld, a medic with the 142nd Medical Group, based out of Portland Air National Guard Base, is serving as a vaccinator at the Portland Convention Center. “We’re here for our community first,” said Bergfeld. “To be able to play a large part in our community during a global pandemic, as a medical personnel, is really exciting.”