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  • 142nd Fighter Wing holds Second Annual Awards Banquet

    The 142nd Fighter Wing (FW) honored the accomplishments of their Airmen during the second annual awards banquet at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, February 8, 2020.The wing recognized the individual accomplishments of Airmen from the Operations Group, Maintenance Squadron, Logistic Readiness Squadron, Mission Support Group, and the
  • ORANG Fighter Pilot is first in world to fly F-15 Eagle with a cervical prosthetic disc

    Col. Todd Hofford, 142nd Fighter Wing Vice Commander, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., is the first pilot in the world to fly a high G fighter jet with a prosthetic disc in his neck.
  • Special Tactics Airmen participate in Southern Strike 2020

    For the first time, the 125th Special Tactics Squadron (STS), assigned to Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, was invited to participate in Southern Strike 2020 taking place in Gulfport, Miss. Jan. 30 through Feb. 13, 2020.   Southern Strike 2020 is a large Joint Force exercise put on by the Air National Guard Bureau and is located at the
  • Portland, OR Archbishop tours PANG

    From left,142nd Fighter Wing Chaplain, Capt. Bob Edwards; former 142nd FW Chaplain, Lt. Col. (retired) Father Richard Sirianni, Archbishop of Portland, Ore., Alexander King Sample; and 142nd FW Vice Commander, Col. Todd Hofford pose in front of an F-15 Eagle during a base tour, January 22, 2020, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore.
  • 142nd FW Chief represents ORANG as a competitive weightlifter

    Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Harbert is the chief QA (Quality Assurance) inspector for the 142nd Maintenance Group at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. A dedicated member of the military with 25 years in service, Harbert knows the value of physical and mental fitness and resiliency. He recently competed in the 2019 Howard Cohen American Masters Weightlifting Competition where he took third place overall and reached his goal of qualifying for the U.S. Masters National Competition.
  • Oregon National Guardsmen mobilized across the state for diverse overseas operations

    Oregon Army and Air National Guardsmen, from Ashland to Astoria, and all points in-between, have been mobilized for deployment while being recognized by their communities in multiple ceremonies around the state in recent weeks.
  • 142nd FW Guardsmen participate in Checkered Flag 2019

    Approximately 150 Citizen Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon traveled to Tyndall AFB, Florida to participate in a two-week-long, joint-service exercise known as Checkered Flag.
  • 142nd FW Guardsman completes fifth Ironman Triathlon

    If you’re a Portland Air National Guard Base employee, and an early morning gym-goer, you might have stumbled into Senior Master Sgt. Bobbi Kennedy’s 6 AM spin class at the PANG fitness center. While some of us might wonder what could drive a person to power through intense exercise first thing in the morning, working outside of most people’s
  • 142nd FW CGO Council cleans up local park

    The Company Grade Officer (CGO) Council organized a clean-up event with Portland Parks and Recreation. On Friday, September 6th, the group helped clear an invasive plant species from Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, located approximately one mile from Portland Air National Guard (PANG) Base.The CGO Council located at PANG consists of five volunteers:
  • Remembering on National POW/MIA Day 2019

    On this day we remember our nation’s prisoners of war (POW) and those yet missing in action (MIA).  According to an 8 June 2005 report by the Congressional Research Service on POWs and MIAs, in conflicts from World War I until now nearly 140,000 Americans have been held as POWs:In World War I 4,120 service members were captured; 147 died in
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