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  • The 142nd Fighter Wing Remembers 9/11

    As our nation pauses to reflect upon the tragic events of 9/11, we honor those thousands lost in the terrible destruction of that day. Ask just about any American who is old enough to remember, and they can probably tell you where they were and what they were doing when they learned of the brutal attacks against our nation ten years ago.For Oregon

    Click on link to read the original Airman Online magazine story: A Noble Cause
  • F-15 Eagle dedicated to Museum

    It seems fitting that on a day that is set aside for veterans aircraft 73-089 was honored at a dedication at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. With approximately thirty four years of service, 089 served proudly with the men who flew and maintained it. "They built eighteen original airplanes to do work on and it was the 5th production
  • Final 'F-15A model' retired by the Air Force

    On a clear late September day, Lt. Col. Steve Beauchamp strides from the flight operations' building toward one of many F-15's parked on the Portland Air National Guard Base ramp. Master Sergeant Mark Billmyer greets Lt. Col. Beauchamp with a hand shake and conversation as he arrives for his mid-morning flight; both make their way toward a waiting
  • Camp Rosenbaum (July 23-29) Don’t Miss Out!

    Each summer Camp Rosenbaum sponsors approximately 170 underprivileged children (9-11) from a myriad of low income, public housing agencies in Oregon and Southwest Washington. This unique week-long summer camp is conducted at Camp Rilea (near Astoria) and is staffed by military members, civilian police officers and fire fighters, staff from multiple
  • Oregon Airmen train with international contingent during Patriot 2010 exercise

    --This past summer, Airmen from the 142 Medical Group, Oregon Air National Guard, participated in a multi-national, joint force exercise at Volk Field, Wisconsin, July 10-24.The exercise, known as Patriot 2010, is the only annual joint training event sponsored by the National Guard Bureau.The reality-based scenarios provided a joint training
  • Far from Home, Still a Family

    February 3, 2011 -- Overlooking one of the highest points at Camp Rilea, radar and communications equipment from the 116th Air Control Squadron of the Oregon Air National Guard are providing surveillance and intelligence as part of their daily mission. The airmen who are responsible for collecting the data and communicating with U.S. military
  • 142nd FW UAE Deployment

    Six F-15's from the 142nd Fighter Wing Portland Oregon Air National Guard Base deployed October 2, 2010 for a month long deployment to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support the training exercise called Iron Falcon.The month long training deployment will be provide weapons training for a number of 142nd FW pilots as well as good training for the
  • Golden Eagles Come to Roost

    Two F-15 C&D model Golden Eagles arrived on base April 30, 2010 in the first wave of modified aircraft from the active duty Air Force that will eventually replace the current inventory here.The newly arrived F-15 Golden Eagles were flown here on base Thursday from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. This is a significant milestone for the unit
  • Joint Riot Control Exercise Strengthens Local Law Enforcement Ties

    Members of the 142nd Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron participated in a joint riot control exercise with local law enforcement organizations and the 186th Military Police Company April 11, 2010. The goal of this exercise was to train airmen and soldiers in crowd management and crowd control techniques for riot scenarios they may encounter