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  • Weathering COVID-19: physical resilience

    As most of the world is practicing social distancing, and in some cases, self-quarantine, many Americans are spending much of their days at home, working and living outside of their typical routines. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued a ‘stay at home’ order in an effort to further limit the transmission of COVID-19. Earlier this month, the U.S. Air Force announced that physical fitness testing would be suspended entirely until late June. Though our lives have been interrupted by COVID-19, it’s important to remember that as members of the Oregon Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force, we are required to maintain a certain level of physical fitness in order to carry out our duties safely and efficiently when we are called upon to do so.
  • Weathering COVID-19: financial resilience

    If you feel that you’re in a precarious financial situation, you’re not alone. In this article, Mr. George Katsinis, a personal finance counselor for Oregon National Guard members and their families, shares some actions you can take to stay ahead of the curve in times of crisis and uncertainty.
  • 142nd FW tests reflexes in Combat Readiness Exercise

    Portland, Ore. — Citizen Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing participated in a Combat Readiness Exercise (CRE) from March 2-8 during the month’s drill weekend.The exercise simulated a mass mobilization of approximately 700 members to a deployed location. With an emphasis on overall readiness, the unit was evaluated on its efficiency in orchestrating
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made.
  • DOD Officials Explain New Coronavirus Domestic Travel Restrictions

    Defense officials announced restrictions on domestic travel for service members, Defense Department employees and family members in response to the new coronavirus, or COVID-19.
  • 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.
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