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  • 142nd Wing Change of Command

    Colonel Todd A. Hofford assumed command of the 142nd Wing during a change of command ceremony held here, Dec. 5, 2021. Hofford assumed command from Colonel David N. Unruh, who will be taking a new position in A3 operations at Joint Force Headquarters, while serving as a drill status guardsman. Col. Hofford addressed the 142nd Wing for the first time as their commander. “I am your servant. My role is to trust and care for all that you do,” said Hofford. “For every challenge, there are opportunities and together we will adjust to the major challenges facing this wing.”
  • 142nd Airmen train on Eagle II at Nellis AFB

    The newly developed F15EX Eagle II is the future of air superiority in the Pacific Northwest, and will be stationed here at the Portland Air National Guard Base's 142nd Wing. For two weeks this past October, more than 100 Airmen, including pilots and maintainers, along with the current F15C’s from the 142nd, participated in test missions with the new F15EX at Nellis Air Base, Nevada. The mission to Nellis allowed 142nd Airmen the opportunity to acquire more familiarity with the new technology while also supporting F15EX test events and the Weapons Instructor Course.
  • Lt. Col. Scott M. Wilcox takes command of 142nd CES

    Lt. Col. Scott M. Wilcox addresses the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron for the first time as their commander during a July 31, 2021 Change of Command ceremony at Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore. Lt. Col. Wilcox formerly served as the commander for the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air National
  • Portland Air Base's First Flag Day, 1941

    On Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, 1941, some 1,500 officers, enlisted men and civilians assembled for the first flag raising ceremony at PAAB. It was the first official ceremony held at the base and also served as a dedication ceremony for the new army air base.
  • When Three Became One: The Foundation of the Modern 142nd Wing, May 24, 1946

    On May 24, 1946, three different entities with three different histories came together for the first time to create what we know as the 142nd Wing based at Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon.
  • OR National Guard volunteers aid state COVID-19 vaccine efforts

    Volunteers from the Oregon Air and Army National Guard are working alongside civilian volunteers to aid the state in its COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. Guardsmen have been serving in various capacities, such as traffic control, administration, and vaccination. Tech. Sgt. Holley Bergfeld, a medic with the 142nd Medical Group, based out of Portland Air National Guard Base, is serving as a vaccinator at the Portland Convention Center. “We’re here for our community first,” said Bergfeld. “To be able to play a large part in our community during a global pandemic, as a medical personnel, is really exciting.”
  • The 142nd Wing is Gearing Up for the New F-15EX

    The 142nd Wing has experienced numerous changes over the years. From starting out as an observation squadron with a fighter group, then a fighter wing, and is now a wing. It has also harnessed several different aircraft from the P-51 to the F-15C Eagle and different kinds of aircraft in between. The 142nd Wing is slated to receive the new F-15EX model aircraft sometime around fiscal year 2025.
  • Oregon Air National Guard to Receive F-15EX Fighter Jets

    The Oregon Air National Guard received news Friday from the Secretary of the Air Force regarding the Air Force’s plans to replace the Oregon Air National Guard’s aging F-15C/D Eagles at both Oregon wings with the newly updated F-15EX model. Kingsley Field, Oregon in Klamath Falls, is scheduled to transition to the Air Force’s first F-15EX formal training mission beginning in 2022, and the Portland Air National Guard Base is scheduled to become the first operational F-15EX squadron in 2023.
  • 142nd Fighter Wing Redesignates to the 142nd Wing

    The 142nd Fighter Wing has been redesignated the 142nd Wing as of March 6, 2020.The move from a fighter wing to a wing is meant to better articulate the broad capabilities of the 142nd and the Airmen who accomplish the mission.
  • ORANG Fighter Pilot is first in world to fly F-15 Eagle with a cervical prosthetic disc

    Col. Todd Hofford, 142nd Fighter Wing Vice Commander, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., is the first pilot in the world to fly a high G fighter jet with a prosthetic disc in his neck.