The Storm Before the Calm – October, 1962 Part 2: The ANG RIO School

The Air National Guard ramp at Portland AFB, Oregon during the F-89 era, circa 1960-61 during the transition from the F-89H to the F-89J. There are 21 F-89 Scorpion interceptors in view, along with two T-33A jet trainers. The Oregon ANG’s G. Robert Dodson aircraft maintenance hangar, completed in 1956 and named in honor of the “founding father” of the Oregon ANG, wears the name of the organization. The RIO School classroom and flight simulator were located in Building 1331, the white building with a single chimney nearest to the hangar. (142nd Wing History Archive)

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