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  • Airman’s Idea pays off in time and money

    Under the Air Force's "Every Dollar Counts" campaign, an Oregon Air National Guard Airman's innovative idea will help save time in the work place and more than 2 million dollars when implemented Air Force wide.Master Sgt. Michael Chandler, 142nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintenance avionics back shop

  • Oregon’s National Guard State 1961 Basketball Champions

    At first glance, one might think this is a lead-in to a story about your favorite NCAA college basketball team during the month of "March Madness," but the give-a-ways are the vintage 1961 uniforms with the 'Oregon ANG' logo on them.In late January of 1961, a total of 11 basketball teams were

  • A Redhawk's Honor Flight

    Despite the fact that World War II was the largest conflict in the nation's history, for many years there was no memorial to the men and women who served our country in that global conflict. This included the men who served in Oregon's first aviation unit, the 123rd Observation Squadron, known at

  • Four Fans Turning: The Oregon Air National Guard' s C-130 Hercules Program

    Note: This article is a companion piece to the December, 2013, 142FW history article titled "Enlisted Aircrew of the Oregon Air Guard: Strangers to the Ground."Following the service of Oregon Air National Guard (OreANG) enlisted aircrew aboard piston-engine support aircraft such as the C-47, C-54

  • Enlisted Aircrew of the Oregon Air Guard: Strangers to the ground

    When it was established in 1947, the U.S. Air Force established the enlisted aircrew badge (wings) and at the same time the Oregon Air National Guard (OreANG) assigned their first group of enlisted aircrew (1946-1951). All had earned the aircrew badge during World War II.The second and last group of

  • Artist and Aircraft mechanic Airman 1st Class Robert Thomas

    The artist is "A1C Robert Thomas," an Oregon Air Guardsman from 1968 to 1974, who served in aircraft maintenance with the 142d Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (142nd CAMS). He presently lives near the Air Base and has an art business in downtown Portland,In May 1973 he drew 21 black ink

  • The 142d Fighter Wing Remembers its Missing In Action (MIAs)

    National POW/MIA Recognition Day gives us solemn occasion to remember those who served and sacrificed to defend our freedom and liberty. The 142d Fighter Wing's history reflects POWs and MIAs from both World War II and the Korean War. In this year's historical remembrance, we will focus on those who