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  • Weapons Instructor Course test Redhawks resolve

     Memorial Day weekend marks the ‘Official Beginning of Summer,’ with grilled hot dogs and school graduation ceremonies, as Americans pause to pay honor to those who have given their lives in service to their nation. For over 120 members of the 142nd Fighter Wing, known as the Redhawks, Memorial Day took on an added summons as they arrived here to
  • Redhawk Reflections on the First American Mission in Europe, 1942

    This year marks the 75th anniversary for many important battles which took place during the World War II year of 1942. June 12, 1942, was a milestone in Air Force history which should be remembered.
  • A Redhawk Midway Connection

    This week marks the 75th anniversary of the epic Battle of Midway, Jun 3 – 7 1942, in which the US Navy achieved an “incredible victory” over a superior Imperial Japanese naval force. It was a pivotal battle, essentially negating the early war advantages the Imperial Japanese Navy had in the war in the Pacific.
  • Sweat and Spears

    The 142nd Fighter Wing Weapons Loading contest, 2017
  • 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