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  • The European Birthdays of the 142d Wing

    The formal “birthday” of the 142d Wing dates back to July 15, 1943, when the unit was activated as the 371st Fighter Group at Richmond Army Air Base, Virginia.  There the group assembled and organized personnel and equipment and began the process of preparing for combat with the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane in World War II. Fast forward from
  • Overcoming Adversity: How an Italian Became a Special Tactics Operator

    Sometimes in order to achieve one’s goal in life, one has to overcome a great deal of adversity and life lessons to do so. No one appreciates this more than Master Sgt. Stefano Guadagnuolo, a Special Tactics operator assigned to the 125th Special Tactics Squadron, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore.
  • The Oregon Air National Guard and the Korean War

    Seventy years ago, on June 25, 1950, the Democratic People‘s Republic of Korea (North Korea) invaded the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in a blatant display of aggression, drawing the United States into a war to ensure the freedom of South Korea. As the sharp conflict escalated and worldwide tensions arose, the United States mobilized its reserve forces in the first nationwide wartime test of the capability of the Air National Guard (ANG).
  • 142nd Wing Change of Command

    Colonel David N. Unruh assumed command of the 142nd Wing during a change of command ceremony held at Portland Air National Guard Base, Jun. 6, 2020.
  • Where do leaders turn for support?

    During stressful times, people are encouraged to seek out caregivers. At the 142d Wing, the responsibility of caring for Airmen falls on commanders, supervisors, first sergeants, the chaplain and psychological health experts. But who is taking care of the caregivers?
  • The Origin of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day has traditionally been a day to remember; honoring those who have fallen in battle and to recall the legacy of those throughout history who have made significant contributions and sacrifice. We know it as a solemn observance, but many Americans know little about Memorial Day’s origins.

    The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to continue flying multiple F-15 Eagle flyovers over hospitals and other locations throughout Oregon Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25 in order to salute Oregonians on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, lift morale during a time of severe health and economic impacts, and remember those brave service members who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
  • Oregon Airmen leverage technology to complete training and mission during pandemic

    Nearly two months into the stay-at-home executive order issued by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, people throughout the region are well into their “new normal” with regard to childcare, remote offices, drive-thru grocery shopping and visiting with friends and family via video teleconference, and for the men and women of the 142nd Wing, the ability to protect the Pacific Northwest remains unchanged.
  • Oregon, Southwest Washington F-15 flyovers a chance to thank medical providers during pandemic response

    F-15 jets from the Oregon Air National Guard tipped their wings to medical professionals during recent flyovers of Oregon hospitals May 8.
  • There at the Finish – The 371st Fighter Group on Victory in Europe Day

    Seventy-five years ago today, May 8, 1945, the war in Europe ended with the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces. Victory in Europe (V-E Day) had arrived. After more than five years of death and devastation between major powers which ravaged the continent, the guns were silent. It was the 41st month that the US was at war, with more months yet until victory over Japan in the Pacific. It was also the 22nd month of life for the 371st Fighter Group (the 142d Wing today), born for battle.