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  • Oregon Airmen deploy in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Nearly 200 members of the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Operations Group, 142nd Maintenance Group, and 142nd Mission Support Group were recognized during a formal mobilization ceremony held here, June 26, 2015, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.The Airmen are deploying to Romania from June to October 2015 as part of the 123rd
  • Civil engineers deploy to renovate Romanian medical clinic

    Framed by the backdrop of the Black Sea shoreline, Oregon Air National Guardsmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron traveled nearly halfway around the globe to renovate a medical facility here as part of the U.S. European Commands' Humanitarian Civic Assistance Program.The restoration of Pavilion C at the Mangalia City Hospital is
  • Oregon Airmen to Provide Humanitarian Support

    PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore. - Members of Oregon's 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron are preparing to mobilize for a humanitarian mission to Romania as part of U.S. European Command's (EUCOM) Humanitarian Civic Assistance program (HCA).This project will mark the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron's (CES) first mobilization to Romania
  • Oregon Air National Guard conducts expeditionary skills rodeo

    - Nearly 300 Airmen participated in readiness training during the April and May Unit Assembly Training (UTA) periods here, encompassing preparation for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRNE) defense along with self-aid buddy care provisions.The Air Expeditionary Skills Rodeo conducted over the two UTA weekends allowed members of the
  • Oregon Guardsmen celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Start with more than a hundred enthusiastic kids, add a day full of intriguing activities, and then throw in nearly picture perfect weather, all to create a seamless recipe for the first ever "Kids Day at PANG," [Portland Air National Guard Base] here on April 25.Arriving at the base Fire Station for the morning check in, families were greeted by
  • 116th Air Control Squadron mobilizes for overseas assignment

    Nearly 90 members of the Air National Guard's 116th Air Control Squadron (ACS) were recognized during a formal mobilization ceremony held April 11, 2015, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center here at Camp Withycombe, as they mobilize to provide surveillance and air space management for air operations in and around the Arabian Gulf.Oregon Governor Kate
  • Oregon Air Guard members gather to celebrate annual award recipients

    Members of the Oregon Air National Guard gathered to be acknowledged for their achievements during the past year at the 21st Annual Oregon Air National Guard Awards banquet held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, March 14, 2015.Award winners from across the state of Oregon dinned during a formal banquet and represented the 173rd Fighter Wing and 270th
  • Oregon Airmen Receive Bronze Star Medals

    Two Oregon Air Guardsmen were awarded Bronze Star medals during a ceremony here, for leading engineers during a recent deployment to Afghanistan, despite persistent rocket attacks and indirect fire.Lt. Col. Jason Lay and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Gilbert served alongside one another during a recent deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in
  • Portland Air National Guard Base welcomes new commander

    Oregon Air National Guardsmen assembled for the 142nd Fighter Wing change of command ceremony here Feb. 7, 2015.Col. Paul T. Fitzgerald took command during a traditional ceremony as the colors were passed from Col. Richard W. Wedan, who retired after more than 27 years of service to the Air National Guard.Col. Fitzgerald most recently served as the
  • Oregon National Guard showcase critical roles to top enlisted leader

    Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the National Guard Bureau, visited the 142nd Fighter Wing and other hosts units, gaining a close-up perspective of various mission's sets here, while interfacing with Airmen about their work.Brush is the senior enlisted leader for both the Army and Air National Guard, advising General