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  • Korean War Call-up of the 142nd Fighter Group

    As the Korean War continued 70 years ago, more of the Oregon Air National Guard (ANG) was called to duty. On 1 March 1951, the 142nd Fighter Group (142FG) was activated for federal service at its home station, Portland Air Base, Portland, Oregon.

  • OR National Guard volunteers aid state COVID-19 vaccine efforts

    Volunteers from the Oregon Air and Army National Guard are working alongside civilian volunteers to aid the state in its COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. Guardsmen have been serving in various capacities, such as traffic control, administration, and vaccination.Tech. Sgt. Holley Bergfeld, a

  • Model Citizen: One Airman’s Journey to U.S. Citizenship

    After a long road, SrA Raul Reyes, a member of the Fatality Search and Recovery Team for the 142nd Force Support Squadron obtained his U.S. citizenship this past November. “I've considered myself an American from the first day I stepped foot on American soil almost 20 years ago,” said Reyes. “I've

  • The 142nd Wing is Gearing Up for the New F-15EX

    The 142nd Wing has experienced numerous changes over the years. From starting out as an observation squadron with a fighter group, then a fighter wing, and is now a wing. It has also harnessed several different aircraft from the P-51 to the F-15C Eagle and different kinds of aircraft in between. The

  • Night flying a necessary component of readiness for ORANG

    While many Portlanders have grown accustomed to the sights and sounds of military aircraft from the 142nd Wing out of Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG), hearing them at night can be a jarring experience. But rest assured night flying is perfectly normal, and part of a vital training

  • Portland ANG Base second in DOD to acquire police bumper grappler

    In November 2020, the 142nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) acquired a much needed tool set and capability to address a potential and serious threat to the installation. The tool is a device called the police bumper grappler which is designed to deploy, attach to, and disable a vehicle that poses a

  • A Cyclone-Roaring December 7: The 123rd Observation Squadron Goes to War

    You may hear the thunder of the 123rd Fighter Squadron’s jet engines on takeoff from Portland Air National Guard Base, a sign of readiness.  But on this December day in 1941 that sound was a roar, the roar of a nine-cylinder Wright R-1820-57 Cyclone 9 radial engine of 1,060 horsepower for a

  • USO brings Thanksgiving to 142nd Wing members

    Members of the 142nd Wing volunteered their time alongside members of the United Service Organizations (USO), to distribute Thanksgiving meals to wing Airmen on November 21, 2020 at Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore. The USO worked in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation,

  • The Airman and Family Readiness Center Has Officially Opened

    The 142nd Wing Airman and Family Readiness Center officially opened its doors on November 8, 2020, at building 355 at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. A small ceremony was held over the October drill weekend to mark the occasion.This move comes as the final step in the wing’s effort to