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  • Special Forces Operator, Author Recounts Medal of Honor Story for Oregon Airmen

    Author and former 125th Special Tactics Squadron Commander, Air Force Lt. Col. (ret.) Dan Schilling visited the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., Sept. 8, 2019 to host a professional development seminar for the Airmen of the Oregon Air National Guard.Dan Schilling retired in 2016 after 31 years of military service. During his
  • Memorial held honoring WWII era member of the 123rd

    The 123rd Fighter Squadron said their final goodbyes to their last remaining founding member, Fred Parish, September 8, 2019, at a memorial servicelast weekend. Fred Parish of La Grande, Oregon, passed away on July 7, 2019 at the age of 98. Fred was one of 117 Oregonians that chartered the 123rd Observation Squadron “Redhawks”, which today has
  • 142nd Fighter Wing Guardsmen participate in Suicide Awareness 5K

    Members of the 142nd Fighter Wing and their families participated in a Suicide Awareness 5K on Saturday of the September 2019 drill weekend. The run offered an opportunity for Guardsmen and their families to come together in observance of Suicide Awareness Month.
  • PANG and ESGR host Employer Appreciation Day 2019

    The 142nd Fighter Wing, along with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), hosted an annual open house known as Employer Appreciation Day (EAD) at Portland Air National Guard (PANG) Base, Oregon, on August 22, 2019.The event, open to civilian employers of traditional PANG Base Guardsmen, offered attendees the opportunity to witness
  • Oregon’s 142nd Fighter Wing conducts training with Navy counterparts

    The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing hosted the VFA-41 Squadron, assigned to Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, along with their F-18F Super Hornets during two-weeks of dissimilar aircraft combat training (DACT) at the Portland Air National Guard Base from Aug. 11-23, 2019.As part of the two weeks of DACT exercises, the Navy
  • The Wing’s First Purple Heart

    On August 7, 1782, General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, established the original Purple Heart, then called the Badge of Military Merit. August 7 is now known as Purple Heart Day.  It was 75 years ago this year that a member of the 142nd Fighter Wing, which was designated as the 371st Fighter Group during World War
  • Pathfinder Exercise integrates military, civilian responders

    Members of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing Medical Group, along with civilian medical first responders from Oregon Disaster Medical Team (OMDT) and other military and government agencies, took part in the annual Pathfinder Exercise held at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center from June 11-14, 2019.The scenario for the event
  • The 142nd Fighter Wing celebrates 30 years of flying F-15 Eagles

    PORTLAND, Oregon – Durability, Reliability and Solidity: for over 30 years the F-15 Eagle has been flown by the 142nd Fighter Wing, defending the Pacific Northwest homeland from the Canadian border to Northern California. This no-fail mission encompasses not only the reliability of the F-15 fighter jets but also the pledge of the Airmen who support
  • The 371st Fighter Group in Operation Overlord: Remembering Normandy at 75

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy, France, commencing the western land effort to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny. Over 150,000 Allied soldiers, including over 13,000 airborne troops, landed from aircraft and ships on or behind five heavily defended Normandy beaches; some
  • A New Bird in the Oregon Roost: The Beginning of the Eagle Era in the 142nd Fighter Wing

    May 24th, 2019 marked 30 years of F-15 Eagle operations by the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, and thirty years of incredible growth in mission capability and employment as well, taking the 142FW from the dedicated air defense mission and growing to include the air superiority domain. This was achieved with the hard work and
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