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  • Security Forces Squadron support Operation Santa Claus

    During the last 10 years, Operation Santa Claus, hosted by KPAM 860 Radio personality Bob Miller, has helped raise money and awareness for military veterans in need throughout the local area during a five-day telethon. This year, ten members of the 142nd Fighter Wing Security Forces spent their Friday morning taking pledges over the phone.The
  • Two Oregon Airmen receive Bronze Star medals

    In a dual ceremony during the November unit training assembly, the 142nd Fighter Wing presented Bronze Star Medals to honor two Airmen with Pacific Northwest roots. Senior Master Sgt. Brian Wade, 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron and Maj. Casey Dierickx, 142nd Fighter Wing Executive Officer, were both awarded the nation's fourth highest
  • Airman’s art work on display nearly 40 years later

    In 1972, when Senior Master Sgt. Gene Thomas was the First Sgt. for the 142nd Fighter Wing Consolidated aircraft maintenance (CAM) Squadron, he soon discovered that one of his young Airmen had a unique ability to draw and sketch. Now, after more than 40 years, Airman First Class Robert Thomas's art work is finally on display at the 142nd Fighter
  • Town Hall addresses Government shutdown concerns

    Oregon Air National Guard Col. Richard W. Wedan, 142nd Fighter Wing Commander, spoke before two groups of Airmen yesterday as he addressed the ramifications of the current U.S. Government shutdown currently impacting the employment for Air National Guard members."I want to take this opportunity to talk about and address some of the concerns that I
  • Leadership Changes for the Oregon Air National Guard

    Members of the Oregon Air National Guard assembled at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore., on Sept. 8, 2013, to observe the change of command ceremony for the Oregon Air National Guard, as Brig. Gen. Steven Gregg presented the colors to Brig. Gen. Michael Stencel. Prior to his promotion to head the Oregon Air National Guard, Stencel had
  • Oregon Airmen provide care during Pacific Angel Mission

    Five members of the 142nd Fighter Wing Medical Group traveled nearly half way around the world to take part in Pacific Angel 2013-04 in Sri Lanka, July 28 - Aug 18, 2013. Pacific Angel is a United States Pacific Air Forces humanitarian mission sponsored by United States Pacific Command, which engages multiple nations in the Pacific region each
  • Security Forces Airmen return from Deployment

    After more than six months deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 26 members of the 142nd Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron returned here to the excitement of family members, friends and co-workers, who were on hand to greet them. The Airmen departed for Al Udeid, Qatar in early Jan. of this year after pre-deployment training at
  • Guest speaker discusses bridging generational differences in the workplace

    Key events in history, which helped shape and define each generation, were the focus of a recent lecture presented to the Force Support Squadron here during the July unit training assembly at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore.Dr. Alan Cabelly, a professor in Human Resource Management and Leadership at Portland State University, offered
  • Oregon Combat Operations Group conducts joint training on Oregon's coast

    Nearly 250 members of the Oregon Air National Guard' s Combat Operations Group (COG) mobilized here, June 19-22 for a five-day training opportunity, which focused on constructing unit camaraderie. It is the first time the unit's Airmen have trained together en-masse.Speaking before the group on the first day of training, Col. Michael Bieniewicz,
  • LGBT military families celebrate historic event

    He said his goodbyes in secret, behind the FedEx warehouses near the Portland Air National Guard Base. He dropped his spouse off down the main road leading into the base, far away from the large group of friends and family gathered to say goodbye to their loved ones headed on deployment to Iraq in January 2009. Darin Brunstad had heard details
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