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  • Air Force revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a consistent Air Force capacity to the
  • Wing Inspection Team test unit readiness

    The Wing Inspection Team conducted a readiness exercise July 31- Aug 3., that challenged the 142nd Fighter Wing members under a variety of conditions that focused on the overall mission capabilities. This was the first exercise to use the Wing Inspection Team (WIT) members, which is part of the U. S. Air Force inspection system helping to
  • Promotion brings new command role for Prigmore

    Col. Donna M. Prigmore became the new 142nd Fighter Wing Mission Support Group (MSG) Commander following her promotion to the rank of Colonel during a dual ceremony here Sunday.Brig. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, presided over the promotion ceremony that took place immediately before the MSG change of command.
  • 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
  • Honoring Redhawk Heritage on Veterans Day

    As we pause on this Veterans Day to honor the members of our armed services, we also celebrate our American military heritage. In doing so, we recall the achievements and sacrifices of our predecessors who served our nation. For the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, this includes remembering the 371st Fighter Group of the Second
  • Local Fighter Pilot Recounts Being Scrambled On 9/11

    Click on link to read original story on the KATU News website. Local Fighter Pilot Recounts Being Scrambled On 9/11