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  • Citizen-Airmen recognized during demobilization ceremony

    Airmen from the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), along with members of the 142nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS), who recently returned in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), were formally recognized during a demobilization ceremony held Dec. 7 on base.Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Secretary of State Kate Brown were in attendance,
  • Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for December rollout AF wide

    The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information."I can't overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches," said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin
  • Military, Trail Blazers team up to support Oregon Food Bank

    Twenty-six military members from across Oregon and Washington teamed up with the Portland Trail Blazers to pack food boxes in support of the Oregon Food Bank today at the Food Bank's west-side location in Beaverton, Oregon."We're committed to making our community a better place, and we're proud to partner with the Trail Blazers to do so," said Col.
  • Junior Enlisted Council gaining altitude

    Airmen from across the base came together November 8, 2014 for a meeting of the Junior Enlisted Council, a group focused on professional development, morale and welfare for the junior enlisted ranks.Recent attendance for the meeting has been up after some outreach efforts, according to Sergeant-at-arms Tech. Sgt. Andrew Kondor, but council members
  • WWII vet reminisces on recent 'Honor Flight,' price of freedom

    Army Air Corps Tech. Sgt. Fred Parish, a La Grande, Oregon, resident and Oregon National Guard veteran, received a trip to the nation's capital last month as part of the Honor Flight project's objective to take all WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial."Almost 90 percent of WWII veterans who survived [the war] have passed
  • Redhawks sign up with Klamath Community College

    Every autumn, college students across the nation participate in a rite of passage, as they return to campuses large and small to pursue their dreams of earning a diploma. Airmen at the 142nd Fighter Wing now have the same opportunity here to complete their associate's degrees on base.With the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on
  • Manager retires, Family Programs welcomes new director

    As an eight year old, Mary Bell and her family moved to the Portland Air Force Base in 1961, when her father was reassigned from Spandau Air Force Base, Germany.  Five years later, he was the last active duty Airman on base to help transition the active Air Force alert mission to the Air National Guard."They flew an official with all the paperwork
  • Local Airman to cheer for sister at Miss America pageant

    Moral support from family members is an advantage that military members often rely upon. In an effort to reciprocate the support he's received from family, one Airman flew from Portland, Ore., to Atlantic City, N.J., this week to support his sister in her quest to represent the nation as Miss America 2015. Staff Sgt. Scott Watson, a member of the
  • Air Force revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a consistent Air Force capacity to the
  • Wing Inspection Team test unit readiness

    The Wing Inspection Team conducted a readiness exercise July 31- Aug 3., that challenged the 142nd Fighter Wing members under a variety of conditions that focused on the overall mission capabilities. This was the first exercise to use the Wing Inspection Team (WIT) members, which is part of the U. S. Air Force inspection system helping to
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