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  • Two brothers march alongside their father

    He speaks quickly with a certain believability and earnestness about him and sports a fresh, short haircut not 2 days old. Perhaps that's because he's trying to set an example. As a First Sergeant in the Oregon Air National Guard, Senior Master Sgt. John Phillips reports directly to the 142nd

  • First Blood in the Air

    During World War II the 142nd Fighter Wing was designated as the 371st Fighter Group, a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter unit that flew combat in the European Theater of Operations. As such, the 142FW inherited the lineage and honors of the 371st Fighter Group. Accomplishments of the 371FG are the 142nd's,

  • New base service station opens

    After nearly three years of planning and construction, a new fueling station for base government vehicles opened here yesterday during a formal ceremony hosted by the 142nd Fighter Wing Logical Readiness Squadron (LRS). "I am really happy to have this place open," remarked Col. Jeff Hwang, 142nd

  • D-Day, June 6, 1944, The Longest Day

    Few people might recognize the connections between the 142nd Fighter Wing and the D-Day landings in Normandy seventy years ago, but there are some people should be apprised of; both individually and organizationally, the wing has ties to the landings at Normandy, 70 years ago. Airpower played a

  • The Oregon Air National Guard Memorial Park

    As Memorial Day approaches our nation prepares to honor those members of the unit who have fallen in the service of our country. Members of the Oregon Air National Guard stationed at the Portland Air National Guard Base, the Oregon ANG Memorial Park, which is dedicated to members of the organization

  • Airmen Remember the Holocaust

    The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as America's annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day is Monday, April 28, 2014.Though the terrible events of that time happened a long way away from Oregon, the Oregon Air National Guard has some history related

  • A Somber Thursday, 20 April 1944

    Thursday, April 20, 1944, was a day of sacrifice for four Airmen with a connection to the Oregon Air National Guard. The day began as any other for Airmen serving their country in a time of war, but ended somberly. During the day of  April 20, Capt. Elkin L. Franklin, Jr., the Operations Officer of

  • When a Scorpion saved a Swift

    It was the 23rd birthday of the Oregon Air National Guard, and the crew of a 142nd Fighter Group fighter-interceptor was on duty, taking their Northrop F-89J Scorpion two-seat jet fighter-interceptor on a cross-country flight from Portland Air Base down to McClellan AFB, California. It was not to be