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  • 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
  • Client systems techs in high demand for ORANG

    Client systems is a career field that is in high demand in the Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG). As part of the Communications Flight, this career field serves base personal by providing communications network expertise regarding software, user account management, and access to drives among other services. Airman 1st Class Bryson Sadama is a new
  • 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
  • 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
  • Power pro professionals run the gamut in keeping the mission running

    Staff Sgt. William Butler is an electrical power production technician (power pro) for the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. Butler’s job is to test and maintain all backup generators on base as well as the aircraft arresting system for the F-15 Eagles.His job overall is to ensure that in the event of an
  • Son of ORANG recruiter enlists with 125th STS

    Jaden Jacobo is a high school senior who is joining the Oregon Air National Guard as a Radio Frequency Communications Technician for the 125th Special Tactics Squadron which falls under the 142nd Fighter Wing.Jaden is the son of ORANG recruiter Tech. Sgt. David Jacobo. On Wednesday, March 13, Tech. Sgt. Jacobo watched as his son took the oath of
  • Oregon Guardsmen serve as Weapons Directors for the 116th Air Control Squadron

    Staff Sgt. Taylor Ingersoll and Airman 1st Class Olivia Cappelli are both Weapons Directors with the 116th Air Control Squadron, a geographically separated component of the 142nd Fighter Wing, based at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon. Both Ingersoll and Cappelli come from military families. Ingersoll’s father is a veteran with 33 years in service,
  • Oregon Airmen provide snapshot of operations to Air National Guard’s top leaders

    As the stubborn winter weather kept its chilly grip on the Pacific Northwest, Airmen of the 142nd Fighter Wing provided a warm welcome to the top leaders of the Air National Guard during the Regularly Scheduled Drill (RSD) weekend, March 2-3, 2019.Acting as the official host, Oregon Air National Guard Col. Adam Sitler, 142nd Fighter Wing Commander,
  • In full afterburner mode, Brig. Gen. James Kriesel takes off for his next adventure

    SALEM, Oregon – The global demands placed on Service Members in the U.S. Air Force goes beyond securing air superiority and moving equipment and cargo. Rapid transnational mobility is essential to supporting other American military branches, as well as coalition partners in worldwide conflicts, and when called to respond to humanitarian
  • Oregon Air Guardsmen mobilized to support critical overseas assignments

    PORTLAND, Oregon - For nearly two decades, Citizen-Airmen have been responding to overseas contingency operations following the 9/11 attacks. The assignments have been as varied as the Airmen that have been called upon to fulfill them, all the while building new global partnerships and strengthening traditional alliances.As 112 Oregon National
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