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  • 142nd Communications Flight welcomes new Commander

    Lt. Col. Sarah Boone, incoming 142nd Communications Flight Commander, accepts the flight guidon from Col. David Shattls, 142nd Mission Support Group Commander, as she assumes command of the flight during an official ceremony held at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. on May 2, 2023. (U.S. Air

  • The ADC “A” Awards of Oregon’s 142nd Fighter Group

    In the years that the 142nd Wing was associated with the Aerospace Defense Command (ADC), the unit twice was awarded with the ADC “A” Award. This annual award was bestowed on an ADC fighter-interceptor unit which demonstrated “…a record of outstanding achievement leading to higher standards of

  • 142nd Wing Cyber Exercise puts Mission Readiness to the test

    A cyber exercise called Ready Redhawk was conducted from February 27 through March 16 at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. The three-week exercise tested the 142nd Wing’s ability to meet mission requirements in a technologically degraded environment. Additionally, the exercise served to

  • Oregon Guardsman one of the last to cross 2,000 flight hours in the F-15C

    On March 22nd, 2023, Lt. Col. Jonathan Friedman, a pilot with the 123rd Fighter Squadron, took off from Portland Air National Guard Base (PANGB) flying an F-15C as he’s done dozens of times before. But this flight was a special one, as it would mark the 2,000th hour Friedman has spent flying the

  • Tell Their Stories, on National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2023

    This year, National Former Prisoner of War (POW) Recognition Day, observed annually on April 9, falls on Easter Sunday. Through American history, well over 550,000 men and women have been taken prisoner by the enemy.  Many never survived captivity, especially in the Pacific, Korea and Vietnam in the

  • The OreANG’s Orange Flight Suit Era

    In this undated 1970s picture, aircrew of the 123rd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 142nd Fighter Group, Oregon Air National Guard (OreANG) at Portland ANG Base, Oregon, are seen here in concentration in the squadron’s old main briefing room.  They are perhaps taking one of several annual or

  • Oregon Airman finds inspiration on the Pickleball Court

    Serving in the military requires discipline, perseverance, and the ability to adapt to new challenges. For one pickleball player and Oregon Air National Guard member, these traits have been the cornerstone of their success both on and off the court.

  • Former 142nd SFS facility repurposed for DCMA utilization

    The Defense Contract Management Administration (DCMA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony at building 485 on Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG), Ore. on March 14, 2023. The building, which was once used as the 142nd Security Forces Squadron combat arms training facility, will now be utilized by the