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  • Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Chad Bowen

    Senior Airman Chad Bowen talks about his service in the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron as an emergency management Airman at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore.

  • 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.

  • Remembering Across Time: Memorial Day 2022 in the 142nd Wing

    Who to remember on Memorial Day?  In our busy lives some people either forget or never learned the differences between Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day and Veterans Day.  Simply put, Memorial Day is to remember those members of the Armed Forces who died in service to the country.

  • The Last Response

    In the Oregon Air National Guard, the Fatality Search and Recovery Team, sometimes referred to as "the last response," is charged with supporting our state and local community in times of disaster. This team exists to provide services to those who have lost their lives.

  • The Oregonians of the Doolittle Raid on Japan, April 18, 1942

    Today, Monday, April 18, 2022 is the 80th anniversary of the epic Doolittle Raid, when US Army Air Force B-25B Mitchell medium bombers flew from the pitching deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) in the first American air raid on Tokyo and the Imperial Japanese Home islands.

  • 142nd Wing Celebrates the Month of the Military Child

    April marks the Month of the Military Child, and the 142nd Wing is hosting several events to celebrate the children of service members. Originally started in 1986 by then Defense Secretary, Casper Weinberger, the Month of the Military Child aims to recognize the needs and sacrifices of

  • The Mysterious Fate of William T. “Shorty” Bales, Jr.

    Friday, April 13, 1945. A day after the passing of American President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Third Reich was collapsing as Allied forces pressed into Germany from the east and west. It seemed like the war in Europe would be over soon, though the fighting continued.

  • The Ukrainian Children’s Airlift of 1992

    Thirty years ago, the 142nd Fighter-Interceptor Group (142nd FIG, now the 142nd Wing) played an important humanitarian role in post-Cold War relations with the former Soviet Union, right after the end of the Cold War. In 1992, the 142nd FIG aided in the safe transport of 111 Ukrainian children and

  • CNGB visits Portland ANG Base

    The Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Gen. Daniel Hokanson, visited the 142nd Wing at the Portland Air National Guard Base on March 19, 2022. During his visit, Gen. Hokanson took time to speak with and recognize members of the wing. Later, he received a familiarization flight in the backseat of an