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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 80 Years of Oregon Air National Guard Veterans and Veterans Days

    This Veteran’s Day, 2021 marks the 80th anniversary of the Oregon Air National Guard being in the ranks of veterans whom we celebrate on November 11 each year. We honor our veterans and their service in defense of our nation, state and community, in peace and in war.

  • Remembering Operation Sky Shield II, October 14-15, 1961

    A series of sleep-interrupting phone calls roused drowsy Guardsmen for a Saturday morning alert at the still-dark hour of 3:38 a.m. The alert was held in connection with the nation-wide air defense exercise, Operation Sky Shield. All commercial flights throughout the country were grounded for most

  • Fighters conduct joint training with Navy anti-sub aircraft

    Members of the U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10 joined up with the 123rd Fighter Squadron of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing to conduct ongoing familiarization training. More than seven coordinated training flights have been conducted between the two groups at Portland

  • 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

  • Military Child Designs New Artwork for Fighter Jet

    New artwork has been revealed on the nose of a 142nd Wing F-15 Eagle, and one military family was particularly excited to see the new design. Leah Ketchum, along with her siblings, cousin, and mother, grinned as they saw the 13-year-old’s art for the first time on the fighter jet.

  • 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