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  • 142nd Wing Mobilizes to Support Portland Hospitals

    The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing has been tasked to mobilize approximately 210 Airmen in support of Joint Task Force (JTF) Recovery, an effort by the Oregon National Guard (ONG) to provide aid to state hospitals during a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations across Oregon.
  • 116th ACS acquires new Radome Assembly

    The 116th Air Control Squadron (ACS), located at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon, received an early Christmas gift-- a radar radome assembly! The radome is a domed structure made to house the ACS’s mission-critical equipment. Installation was completed on December 13, 2021. A week later, the ACS radar shop craned their AN/TPS-75 antenna array, a tactical transportable long-range air surveillance radar, the center piece of the ACS mission, inside the structure.
  • 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.
  • The Dusty Start: The 142nd Wing’s Early SW Asia Experience

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of Operation DESERT STORM, the coalition campaign to forcibly remove Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s military forces from the Kuwait in an impressive air, land and sea effort. The 142nd Wing’s connection to the desert reaches back to this era, and has continued through the years since then.
  • 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.
  • Camp Rosenbaum: A Half Century of Helping

    Camp Rosenbaum, held annually on the Oregon coast, has long held a special place in the hearts of many Oregonians. The camp was founded by Oregon Air National Guard Brigadier General (ret.) Fred Rosenbaum, a holocaust refugee, World War II veteran, former Chairman of the Housing Authority of Portland, and at one point, commander of the Oregon Air National Guard. Rosenbaum wanted to give kids an opportunity to spend a week every summer having fun and just being kids, while at the same time, teaching them the value of being good citizens of the world.
  • 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
  • Air Education and Training in the 1960s

    The 1960’s saw significant growth in the education and training of Oregon’s Airmen. In a way it was fitting, as from its earliest years, Portland Air National Guard Base provided education and training for growing air forces capabilities.
  • About that Shark mouth on the 151 Jet…

    A shark mouth is now painted on the nose of a 123rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle fighter, serial number 86-0151, at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. The nose art honors a former 151 crew chief, Master Sergeant Marty Nance, who passed away in 2018. Shark mouths have been painted on military aircraft since the First World War, to intimidate a foe and also to show some fighting spirit.
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