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  • Portland, Ore. Pilot conducts First Flight in EX for 142nd Wing

    Five F-15C instructor pilots from the Oregon Air National Guard’s 123rd Fighter Squadron are conducting training in the F-15EX with instructors from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida for two weeks in March.Training commenced last week with the first training

  • From Over the Top, to Under the Bottom

    Members of the 142nd Wing got the chance to escape the pacific northwest winter this year with a trip to Antarctica. December to March is actually summertime for the continent due to its location on the bottom of the globe; but this was no tropical vacation.

  • Redhawk Athena drives Positive Change for 142nd Wing Airmen

    In recent years, the Air Force has seen positive change trickle down through its echelons, and many of these changes seek to address barriers to readiness which have predominantly affected women service members. Redhawk Athena was established to serve 142nd Wing Airmen. Since its inception in the

  • AMXS Airmen Recognized for acts of Bravery

    In May 2023, during a casual drive over a mountain toward Three Rivers Marina on Lake Billy Chinook, Oregon, Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick and Senior Airman Bailey Buck, both weapons loaders with the Portland Air National Guard’s 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, found themselves faced with a

  • The skies have no preference – Black American fighter pilots in the USAF

    We can look proudly at the example these Black American fighter pilots set as air warriors who have upheld the Air Force’s core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.  Black, White, Yellow, Red, Brown or any shade in-between, the skies have no preference nor

  • Oregon’s Viper Years

    The 50th anniversary of the very first flight of the General Dynamics F-16 on January 20, 1974 was recently commemorated. That first time in the air was an unplanned event - the first formal flight followed shortly afterward on February 2, 1974. Either way, it’s been 50 years now since the first

  • Oregon and Germany Partake in Officer Exchange Program

    The Military Reserve Exchange Program (MREP), has been strengthening international relationships as a program for NATO servicemembers to build cultural understanding and regional expertise. For German reserve officers, it’s a rare opportunity to engage with the United States armed forces as only 14

  • Fired up for Success: A Young Firefighter's Journey

    Airman 1st Class Stephen Warren, a firefighter in the 142nd Wing Civil Engineering squadron, shares the story of why he joined the Oregon Air National Guard and how his experience serving his state and nation has enriched both his personal and professional life.

  • Remembering that 1957 “New Plane Smell”

    This was the scene on November 22, 1957, some 66 years ago, at Portland Air Force Base on the Oregon Air National Guard ramp. It was a year of transition for the primary aircraft assigned to the Oregon Air National Guard’s (OreANG) 142nd Fighter Group (Air Defense). Here group personnel receive a