The 142nd Wing is always looking for the best. Routinely, the 142nd Wing hires qualified candidates to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training. Unlike active duty F-15 Eagle pilots, the wing's pilots are a mix of full time, part time and Air Sovereignty Alert pilots allowing flexibility with full time jobs and other careers. All are dedicated to the base's mission... providing the highest caliber F-15 squadron in the world.
The 142nd Wing routinely hires candidates to attend UPT. The mission of the 142nd Redhawks is to provide Air Sovereignty Alert for the Northwestern United States as well as projecting air power to foreign theaters as an expeditionary arm of the US Air Force. The normal flow of events for a UPT hire is to attend officer school (if necessary), complete UPT, complete Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, complete F-15 Eagle Formal Training Unit at Kingsley Field and then come back to Portland for approximately two years of seasoning/upgrades. After that, the needs of the base and the performance of the pilot will dictate what jobs he/she will flow on to.
The link provided is an additional resource for generalized information concerning U.S. Air Force UPT.
This link is not sponsored by the 142nd Wing or the Air National Guard. Information provided by the Base Ops web site if for reference only.
The next Oregon Air National Guard Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) Selection Board will be April 10 and 11, 2021 at the Portland Air National Guard Base. Electronic application packages are required and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org starting December 1, 2020. Packages must be received by February 1, 2021 or they will not be considered. Send electronic packages in a PDF format not to exceed 8Mb. Packages will be named with "Last name, First name, OR UPT 2021", For example, "Maddox, Justin, OR UPT 2021.pdf".
The Oregon Air National Guard UPT Selection Board selects highly qualified applicants for interviews. Not all applicants will get an interview. Selected interviewees are assigned a UPT slot from the either the 142nd Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon, or the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Oregon, based on the needs of the Oregon Air National Guard.
Point-of-contact for information regarding Oregon's UPT Selection Board is Maj. Justin Maddox, email: email@example.com.
Submit completed packages to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Update: Our current plan is to conduct in-person interviews with social distancing mitigation procedures. In the event an individual is uncomfortable with travel, or military/government policies change, we will offer a virtual interview option. Specific instructions will be passed directly to those selected for interview.
UPT - TBAS Testing
AF Form 24
Application content and format are at the discretion of the applicant but will include as a minimum:
- AF Form 24, Application for Appointment as a Reserve of the Air Force
- AFOQT, TBAS, PCSM Scores
- Educational Background (including TRANSCRIPTS and GPA)
- Military Background (if applicable)
- Letters of Recommendation
- Current Photograph
The next hiring board for pilots who are already rated will be in February 2021 at Portland Air National Guard Base. Any rated military pilot interested in applying should e-mail Maj Jon Friedman at email@example.com for more information.