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  • 1st. Lieutenant Ernest P. Wakehouse, 123rd Fighter Squadron, 1949 – 1952

    1st. Lieutenant Ernest P. Wakehouse, 123rd Fighter Squadron, 1949 – 1952
  • Revitalizing the Air Force’s Squadrons

    In the continuing efforts to help reshape and improve the U.S. Air Force and how it conducts business and responds to challenges, the Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF), Gen. Dave Goldfein, appointed a team to gather as much information and new ideas from Airmen as possible.
  • Oregon Air Guardsmen take on funeral honors responsibilities

    Oregon Air National Guard Honor Guard perform military funerals at Willamette National Cemetery.
  • F-15 Eagle gets a new wing for the New Year

    For members of the 142nd Maintenance Group's Non Destructive Laboratory (NDI) shop, performing Individual Aircraft Tracking (IAT) inspections keeps the F-15C fleet at the top of their game.Depending on the determined life expectancy of specific parts, inspections are scheduled on an hourly and/or calendar basis. When an IAT inspection is performed,
  • Pirak assumes command of the 142nd Fighter Wing

    Colonel Duke A. Pirak assumed command of the 142nd Fighter Wing during a change of command ceremony held here Nov. 6.Pirak assumed command from Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald who retired from the Oregon Air National Guard following the change of command ceremony today.Major General Michael E. Stencel, The Adjutant General for the State of Oregon, was

    Touching down in a C-5 Galaxy loaded with people and cargo, members of the 142nd Fighter Wing arrived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to snow, bitter temperatures and a warm welcome, to participate in Exercise Vigilant Shield 2017, October 17-21.The Vigilant Shield 2017 Field Training Exercise is an annual exercise sponsored by the North
  • WADS dedicates F-15A Eagle

    The Western Air Defense Sector hosted a formal dedication ceremony Sept. 13 at the WADS Air Park for a McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle, S/N 76-116.
  • Transgender policy changes continue to shape U.S. Military

    At the conclusion of WWII, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, ending discrimination in the federal work force and the armed forces. Earlier this summer, and nearly 70 years later, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced the military will lift the band on transgender troops openly serving, eliminating one of
  • Oregon International Air Show provides fitting backdrop for "All Call" celebration

    Past and present members of the Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG) gathered for a celebration as part of a series of events highlighting 75 years of continuous service during the Oregon International Air Show.The afterhours all-call celebration gave retired service members and current Airmen of the ORANG a chance to remanence over dinner and music
  • New base track opens with a winning start

    Oregon is known internationally for Track and Field excellence, from trailblazing legend Steve Prefontaine, to Olympians Alberto Salazar, Mary Decker Slaney and Galen Rupp. On July 26, Oregon Air National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Alan Plank can be added to the list of 'Oregon Groundbreaking Runners' as he crossed the finish line to win the inaugural