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Back on the Pitch: Base Honor Guard ready to support another Portland Timbers title run

The Portland Timbers FC playing their season opening match, hosting the Columbus Crew SC at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., Mar. 6, 2016. Coincidently, the Timbers won the opening 2016 match the same way they won their first title match on Dec. 6, 2015, by beating the Crew with the same 2-1 score. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

The Portland Timbers FC playing their season opening match, hosting the Columbus Crew SC at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., Mar. 6, 2016. Coincidently, the Timbers won the opening 2016 match the same way they won their first title match on Dec. 6, 2015, by beating the Crew with the same 2-1 score. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

Portland Timbers FC mascot, ‘Timber Joey” shows a slice from the log he cut to fans to celebrate the first goal scored by Portland Timber Diego Valeri, during the match between the Portland Timbers and the Columbus Crew SC, Providence Park, Portland, Ore., Mar. 6, 2016. Coincidently, the Timbers won the opening 2016 match the same way they won their first title match on Dec. 6, 2015, by beating the Crew with the same 2-1 score. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

Portland Timbers FC mascot, ‘Timber Joey” shows a slice from the log he cut to fans to celebrate the first goal scored by Portland Timber Diego Valeri, during the match between the Portland Timbers and the Columbus Crew SC, Providence Park, Portland, Ore., Mar. 6, 2016. Coincidently, the Timbers won the opening 2016 match the same way they won their first title match on Dec. 6, 2015, by beating the Crew with the same 2-1 score. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

Members of the Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard team, from left to right, Staff Sgt. Joseph Regas, Staff Sgt. Bret Workman, Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, and Staff Sgt. Kalene Kaplan wait on the sidelines at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., to Present the Colors at the Portland Timbers soccer match against the Seattle Sounders, June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

Members of the Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard team, from left to right, Staff Sgt. Joseph Regas, Staff Sgt. Bret Workman, Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, and Staff Sgt. Kalene Kaplan wait on the sidelines at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., to Present the Colors at the Portland Timbers soccer match against the Seattle Sounders, June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

Members of the Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard team present the colors during the National Anthem sung by Madison Shanley, prior to the kickoff match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounds, at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

Members of the Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard team present the colors during the National Anthem sung by Madison Shanley, prior to the kickoff match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounds, at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

Members of the Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard team present the colors during the National Anthem sung by Madison Shanley, prior to the kickoff match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounds, at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

Members of the Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard team present the colors during the National Anthem sung by Madison Shanley, prior to the kickoff match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounds, at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

Members of the Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard team, from left to right, Staff Sgt. Joseph Regas, Staff Sgt. Bret Workman, Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, and Staff Sgt. Kalene Kaplan Present the Colors at the Portland Timbers soccer match against the Seattle Sounders held at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

Members of the Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard team, from left to right, Staff Sgt. Joseph Regas, Staff Sgt. Bret Workman, Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, and Staff Sgt. Kalene Kaplan Present the Colors at the Portland Timbers soccer match against the Seattle Sounders held at Providence Park, Portland, Ore., June 28, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)