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  • Memorial Day 2021 - Remembering a Rough Transition

    Memorial Day is the day dedicated to remembering and those who gave their lives in service to our country. As such, the men and women of the 142nd Wing pause to honor those of the unit who died in service to the nation.
  • 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.
  • Portland partakes in Sentry Savannah 2021

    Recently Sentry Savannah, the Air National Guard’s primary large scale 4th and 5th generation fighter exercise, concluded after several days of hard-hitting training off the coast of Georgia. Sentry Savannah offers a unique training experience to pilots and other members of the Air National Guard from all over the United States, including Oregon, Texas, Colorado and Massachusetts.
  • Redhawks at the Victory and the Journey Home

    As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on 2 September 1945, let us recall the role Oregon’s first aviation unit, the 123rd Observation Squadron, played in the war. The 123rd Obs was activated on 18 April 1941 in Portland, Oregon. After a brief period of training and equipping at Swan Island Municipal Airport it was ordered into active service on 15 September 1941 and transferred up to Gray Field at Fort Lewis, Washington.
  • 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.
  • 123rd Fighter Squadron Change of Command

    Lt. Col. Niels Barner salutes 142nd Operations Group Commander, Lt. Col. Nicholas Rutgers, symbolizing his assumption of command of the 123rd Fighter Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., July 31, 2020. The 123rd Fighter Squadron falls under the 142nd Operations Group and is responsible for guarding the skies of the Pacific Northwest,
  • Memorial held honoring WWII era member of the 123rd

    The 123rd Fighter Squadron said their final goodbyes to their last remaining founding member, Fred Parish, September 8, 2019, at a memorial servicelast weekend. Fred Parish of La Grande, Oregon, passed away on July 7, 2019 at the age of 98. Fred was one of 117 Oregonians that chartered the 123rd Observation Squadron “Redhawks”, which today has
  • A New Bird in the Oregon Roost: The Beginning of the Eagle Era in the 142nd Fighter Wing

    May 24th, 2019 marked 30 years of F-15 Eagle operations by the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, and thirty years of incredible growth in mission capability and employment as well, taking the 142FW from the dedicated air defense mission and growing to include the air superiority domain. This was achieved with the hard work and
  • Pacific Rescue, Pacific Loss

    On this Memorial Day, 2019, we remember all those who gave their all in service to our country.  Not all losses occur in wartime, though a number occur as military personnel train to fight.  They are also remembered on this day.It was a training mission off the Oregon coast for the Redhawk squadron just after the new year began in 1989, some thirty
  • 142nd FW Guardsmen particpate in WSEP 2019

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - April 8th marked the kick off of the Weapon System Evaluation Program (WSEP) 2019, a two-week long exercise designed to test and assess weapon systems and pilots in air-to-air combat scenarios in an operation is known as “Combat Archer.” 156 aircraft maintainers, operations specialists, weapons loaders, and pilots
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