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  • 142nd Wing Guardsmen hone skills in WSEP/Checkered Flag 22-2

    In May, roughly 200 142nd Wing Guardsmen, along with a fleet of 123rd Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagles flew to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. to participate in a two week exercise known as WSEP (Weapons System Evaluation Program)/Checkered Flag 22-2.

  • Memorial Day 2021 - Remembering a Rough Transition

    Memorial Day is the day dedicated to remembering and those who gave their lives in service to our country. As such, the men and women of the 142nd Wing pause to honor those of the unit who died in service to the nation.

  • Portland partakes in Sentry Savannah 2021

    Recently Sentry Savannah, the Air National Guard’s primary large scale 4th and 5th generation fighter exercise, concluded after several days of hard-hitting training off the coast of Georgia. Sentry Savannah offers a unique training experience to pilots and other members of the Air National Guard

  • Redhawks at the Victory and the Journey Home

    As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on 2 September 1945, let us recall the role Oregon’s first aviation unit, the 123rd Observation Squadron, played in the war. The 123rd Obs was activated on 18 April 1941 in Portland, Oregon. After a brief period of training and

  • Oregon Air National Guard to Receive F-15EX Fighter Jets

    The Oregon Air National Guard received news Friday from the Secretary of the Air Force regarding the Air Force’s plans to replace the Oregon Air National Guard’s aging F-15C/D Eagles at both Oregon wings with the newly updated F-15EX model. Kingsley Field, Oregon in Klamath Falls, is scheduled to

  • 123rd Fighter Squadron Change of Command

    Lt. Col. Niels Barner salutes 142nd Operations Group Commander, Lt. Col. Nicholas Rutgers, symbolizing his assumption of command of the 123rd Fighter Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., July 31, 2020. The 123rd Fighter Squadron falls under the 142nd Operations Group and is

  • Memorial held honoring WWII era member of the 123rd

    The 123rd Fighter Squadron said their final goodbyes to their last remaining founding member, Fred Parish, September 8, 2019, at a memorial servicelast weekend. Fred Parish of La Grande, Oregon, passed away on July 7, 2019 at the age of 98. Fred was one of 117 Oregonians that chartered the 123rd

  • Pacific Rescue, Pacific Loss

    On this Memorial Day, 2019, we remember all those who gave their all in service to our country.  Not all losses occur in wartime, though a number occur as military personnel train to fight.  They are also remembered on this day.It was a training mission off the Oregon coast for the Redhawk squadron