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  • Model Citizen: One Airman’s Journey to U.S. Citizenship

    After a long road, SrA Raul Reyes, a member of the Fatality Search and Recovery Team for the 142nd Force Support Squadron obtained his U.S. citizenship this past November. “I've considered myself an American from the first day I stepped foot on American soil almost 20 years ago,” said Reyes. “I've

  • ORANG Chief turns to the ‘dark side’ for a good cause

    Long before the idea of a Space Force hit the national discussion, Chief Master Sgt. Brian Presson was already serving in a “Galaxy Far, Far Away.”Presson is an active member of the Cloud City Garrison of the 501st Legion in Oregon. The charitable-focused group is known as “Vader’s Fist”, has for

  • Funny lady SrA Katy Bitz finds her home in the 142nd Wing

    “Katy is one of the kindest souls I know, with such a bubbly personality,” said Senior Master Sgt. Shelly Davison of the 142nd Force Support Squadron. “She makes you smile every time you see her, she can light up a room.” Everyone has gifts to share with the world, it just takes time to find the

  • 142nd FW Chief represents ORANG as a competitive weightlifter

    Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Harbert is the chief QA (Quality Assurance) inspector for the 142nd Maintenance Group at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. A dedicated member of the military with 25 years in service, Harbert knows the value of physical and mental fitness and resiliency.He recently