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  • 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

    Touching down in a C-5 Galaxy loaded with people and cargo, members of the 142nd Fighter Wing arrived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to snow, bitter temperatures and a warm welcome, to participate in Exercise Vigilant Shield 2017, October 17-21.The Vigilant Shield 2017 Field Training Exercise is an annual exercise sponsored by the North
  • Portland fighter pilot reaches 3,000 flying hours in F-15

    Colonel Adam "Khan" Sitler joined an elite group of fighter pilots to reach 3,000 flight hours in an F-15 Eagle, Feb. 18 at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. Sitler, an F-15 instructor pilot and the 142nd Operations Group Commander, crossed that threshold during a routine training mission here. He is the 99th pilot on record with Boeing as
  • Portland Air Guard pilots play offense for Super Bowl 50

    When Super Bowl 50 kicked off on Feb. 7, the only airborne threats fans had to worry about were deep passes -- thanks in part to the presence of pilots assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing at Portland Air National Guard Base."We work in coordination with other entities to ensure public safety during high profile events such as the Super Bowl," said
  • Suicide rates up for military, veterans – Help is available!

    Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for Americans, and military veterans make up 20 percent of suicide deaths each year. This is an alarming figure, considering that in 2012 only about 13 percent of U.S. adults overall were veterans."What is unique to the military is a deeply held belief of responsibility, service and duty, which makes
  • Maj. Gen. Dean returns home to Oregon for formal retirement observance

    Returning home to Oregon with family and friends, Maj. Gen. Garry C. Dean formally retired after nearly 41 years of military service during a ceremony held in his honor on base, Dec. 6, 2015.Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau accompanied Dean from Washington D.C. and hosted as presiding officer for the ceremony. Maj. Gen.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for December rollout AF wide

    The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information."I can't overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches," said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin