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  • Remembering that 1957 “New Plane Smell”

    This was the scene on November 22, 1957, some 66 years ago, at Portland Air Force Base on the Oregon Air National Guard ramp. It was a year of transition for the primary aircraft assigned to the Oregon Air National Guard’s (OreANG) 142nd Fighter Group (Air Defense). Here group personnel receive a

  • Keeping the Eagle in the Air: The story of Metal Fabrication

    Metals technology Airmen produce parts and tools for different units around their respective bases. Whether for aircraft or Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE), ammo or other maintenance back shops, metals tech supports their missions by creating what’s needed to keep the 142nd Wing flying effectively

  • Lt. Col. Kelly Barton assumes command of 142nd MSG

    Lt. Col. Kelly Barton addresses attendees at an assumption of command ceremony in which she assumed command of the 142nd Mission Support Group at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. on November 5, 2023. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Steph Sawyer)

  • 142nd Wing inducts Honorary Commanders

    Honorary commanders stand alongside commanders as they swear an oath during an induction ceremony for the wing's newly appointed honorary commanders at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. on November 9, 2023. The honorary commander program is a tradition in the Air National Guard that pairs local

  • Lt. Col. Jonathan Friedman takes command of the 123rd Fighter Squadron

    Lt. Col. Jonathan Friedman accepts the 123rd Fighter Squadron guidon from 142nd Operations Group Commander, Col. Jeffrey Yeates, as he takes command of the squadron during an official Change of Command ceremony held on November 3, 2023 at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. (U.S. Air National

  • 142nd Communications Flight is redesignated a Squadron

    142nd Mission Support Group Commander, Col. David Shattls and 142nd Communications (Comm.) Flight Commander, Lt. Col. Sarah Boone stand at attention as the Comm. Flight's guidon is replaced, symbolizing the redesignation of the unit from a flight to a squadron during an official ceremony held on

  • 142nd AMXS Airman shares his TDY experience

    The Washington and Oregon Air National Guard collaborated with the Thai Royal Air Force for the first time in Enduring Partners 2023. This engagement was a National Guard-sponsored State Partnership Program event aimed at improving combat readiness and combined and joint interoperability between

  • Wings Clipped: A Redhawk Captured in Korea

    Seventy years ago this summer, the guns went silent on the Korean Peninsula after three years of intense fighting as the Armistice took effect on July 27, 1953. Although combat had ceased, a number of actions resulted from this - one of which was the repatriation of prisoners of war. Of the 7,

  • 142nd Operations Group welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Jeffrey B. Yeates takes command of the 142nd Operations Group during an Assumption of Command ceremony held at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., August 31, 2023. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Steph Sawyer)