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  • New 142nd SFS 100 Meter Firing Range Revealed

    The 142nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) officially announced the opening of their new 100 meter indoor firing range during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, Dec. 3, 2021.
  • Back on Track: 142nd Wing Airmen Resume Fitness Testing Amid Assessment Changes

    With many COVID-19 related restrictions lifted, the 142nd Wing resumed fitness testing on July 1st, 2021. The move marked a return to normalcy after the pandemic caused a pause in fitness testing last year. As Airmen resume testing, however, they may notice some changes to the Air Force fitness test.
  • Oregon Guardsmen participate in Emergency Preparedness Exercise

    Hundreds of Guardsmen gathered the week of June 13, 2021 at Camp Rilea, Oregon on the North Coast, to step up to train during a multi-day emergency preparedness exercise to sharpen their skills in case another large-scale disaster impacts Oregonians or their neighbors.
  • Oregon Airmen leverage technology to complete training and mission during pandemic

    Nearly two months into the stay-at-home executive order issued by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, people throughout the region are well into their “new normal” with regard to childcare, remote offices, drive-thru grocery shopping and visiting with friends and family via video teleconference, and for the men and women of the 142nd Wing, the ability to protect the Pacific Northwest remains unchanged.
  • Weathering COVID-19: mental resilience

    In times of national crisis, it’s easy to become emotionally overwhelmed and forget to take your own mental health into consideration. The rapid onset of COVID-19 across the world has brought a multitude of financial and personal stresses for Airmen and their families. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, placed limitations on large scale gatherings and encouraged military members to telecommute whenever possible. While social distancing is imperative to limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it’s equally important to maintain social connections and ensure mental resilience during these trying times.
  • Airman and Family Readiness equipped to help members impacted by COVID-19

    If you’re a 142nd Wing Citizen Airman facing financial, employment, or other hardships due to COVID-19, the 142nd Force Support Squadron’s Airman and Family Readiness Program (A&FR) personnel want you to know that you don’t have to weather through these uncertain times on your own.
  • Weathering COVID-19: physical resilience

    As most of the world is practicing social distancing, and in some cases, self-quarantine, many Americans are spending much of their days at home, working and living outside of their typical routines. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued a ‘stay at home’ order in an effort to further limit the transmission of COVID-19. Earlier this month, the U.S. Air Force announced that physical fitness testing would be suspended entirely until late June. Though our lives have been interrupted by COVID-19, it’s important to remember that as members of the Oregon Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force, we are required to maintain a certain level of physical fitness in order to carry out our duties safely and efficiently when we are called upon to do so.
  • 142nd FW tests reflexes in Combat Readiness Exercise

    Portland, Ore. — Citizen Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing participated in a Combat Readiness Exercise (CRE) from March 2-8 during the month’s drill weekend.The exercise simulated a mass mobilization of approximately 700 members to a deployed location. With an emphasis on overall readiness, the unit was evaluated on its efficiency in orchestrating
  • Oregon National Guardsmen mobilized across the state for diverse overseas operations

    Oregon Army and Air National Guardsmen, from Ashland to Astoria, and all points in-between, have been mobilized for deployment while being recognized by their communities in multiple ceremonies around the state in recent weeks.
  • Oregon’s 116th ACS fine-tune deployment skills during Sentry Savannah 2019-2

    Resiliency and constant preparation is nothing new for residents of the oldest city in Georgia. Since 1733, Savannah has survived the British occupation of the city during the American Revolution and endured General William Tecumseh Sherman’s ‘March to the Sea,’ as the American Civil War drew to a close in late 1864. Most recently the region
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