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Son of ORANG recruiter enlists with 125th STS

Son of ORANG recruiter enlists with 125th STS

Newly enlisted member of the 125th Special Tactics Squadron, high school senior Jaden Jacobo poses with his father, Oregon Air National Guard recruiter, Tech. Sgt. David Jacobo following his enlistment, March 13, 2019, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Steph Sawyer, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

Son of ORANG recruiter enlists with 125th STS

High school senior Jaden Jacobo takes the oath of enlistment, becoming an active member of the 125th Special Tactics Squadron, Portland Air National Guard Base, March 13, 2019. Jacobo will acquire on the job experience, time in service and time in rank in the Oregon Air National Guard as he finishes his senior year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Steph Sawyer, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, ORE. --

Jaden Jacobo is a high school senior who is joining the Oregon Air National Guard as a Radio Frequency Communications Technician for the 125th Special Tactics Squadron which falls under the 142nd Fighter Wing.

Jaden is the son of ORANG recruiter Tech. Sgt. David Jacobo. On Wednesday, March 13, Tech. Sgt. Jacobo watched as his son took the oath of enlistment, the formative first steps towards future professional and educational opportunity.

Jaden, now an official member of the ORANG, is able to participate in drill weekends at Portland Air National Guard Base, accruing time in service, time in rank, and on-the-job training as he finishes his senior year.

Jaden says he decided to join the ORANG because he feels motivated by the challenges it holds for him and the opportunities for personal and professional growth those challenges are likely to present.  

Tech. Sgt. Jacobo is proud to see his son following in his footsteps and is excited to see what Jaden will make of the experience. “I hope he exceeds any success I’ve had,” says Jacobo. “I know that he’s got so much more to give. I want him to define what success is for himself and be able to reach it.”