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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.

  • 142nd Maintenance Squadron holds Assumption of Command

    On January 11, 2022, the 142nd Maintenance Squadron held an official assumption of command ceremony wherein Lt. Col. Mellissa Handzel, an incoming maintenance officer, stepped into the position of commander for the squadron. Handzel most recently served as the commander of the 136th Maintenance

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.