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  • National Guard rehearses response to major accident at PDX

    Air National Guardsmen at the 142nd Fighter Wing honed their skills during a major accident response exercise here May 19. The scenario called for base first responders to react to a simulated F-15 landing mishap at Portland International Airport (PDX) to test base command and control functions and their efficacies. "Training is a foundation for
  • Crosby takes over as COG commander

    Col. Mark A. Crosby took the reins as the Oregon Air National Guard Combat Operations Group Commander (COG) during a ceremony here yesterday.Brig. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, presided over the change of command ceremony. He praised Crosby's role as the Director of the State Partnership program and the work
  • Alaskan exercise tests Oregon Guard's CERFP agility

    Nearly 200 Soldiers and Airmen of the Oregon National Guard's highly trained emergency response team participated with the Hawaii National Guard during Vigilant Guard-Alaska 2014, near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, March 24 - April 3.As members of the Oregon National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives
  • Logistical Readiness Squadron ramps up for Red Flag

    Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron were busy last week, moving about 130 Airmen and over 75,000 pounds of cargo as they supported the Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nev. Four C-130 Hercules aircraft from Kentucky, Alaska, North Carolina, and Texas helped move the necessary equipment needed for
  • 142nd Fighter Wing Engineers mobilize for deployment

    Twenty-eight members of the 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a formal deployment ceremony here, March 1, as they prepare to support Operation Enduring Freedom with members deploying to both Afghanistan and Bahrain. Twenty-five Civil Engineer technicians will deploy to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and will provide support
  • Port of Portland selected as Oregon National Guard Employer of the Year

    Air National Guard Col. Rick Wedan, the commander of the 142nd Fighter Wing, welcomed leaders and other staff members from the Port of Portland, Thursday, to recognize the Port of Portland for being selected as the Oregon Air National Guard's 2013 Employer of the Year."This is a great turn out and an extraordinary honor to have you with us today
  • Winter Storm disrupts unit training assembly

    A large winter storm that produced heavy snow and ice in the Pacific Northwest, created severe travel conditions and forced the cancellation of the Feb. Unit Training Assembly for members of the 142nd Fighter Wing. The storm system began late Thursday afternoon and closed the base to non-essential personnel from Friday until today. The base
  • Portland Air National Guard Base recognized by Energy Trust of Oregon

    Emphasizing the benefits of energy saving and sustainability, the 142nd Fighter Wing was recognized by Energy Trust of Oregon during a presentation ceremony held here Thursday. Speaking before members of the Fighter Wing and others in attendance, Peter West, Director of Energy Programs for Energy Trust of Oregon, formally acknowledged the Oregon
  • Beyond the Ordinary: Portland STARBASE Program

    It's a typical group of fifth graders; kids enthusiastically raising their hands to answer questions from the teacher, as a few begin shouting out the answer before called upon. Yet the situation and subject is not the normal classroom setting with playgrounds and lunchrooms in the building. At STARBASE Portland, the kids can see F-15 Eagles taking
  • MICT ushers in web-based inspections

    The 142nd Fighter Wing and the Air National Guard are changing the way unit and work center inspections are conducted by using a web-based self-assessment tool called the Management Internal Control Toolset (MICT).The Air Force Inspection System changed March 23, 2012 when Air Force Instruction (AFI) 90-201 was revised. These revisions signaled a
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