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  • Overcoming Adversity: How an Italian Became a Special Tactics Operator

    Sometimes in order to achieve one’s goal in life, one has to overcome a great deal of adversity and life lessons to do so. No one appreciates this more than Master Sgt. Stefano Guadagnuolo, a Special Tactics operator assigned to the 125th Special Tactics Squadron, Portland Air National Guard Base,

  • 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

  • 142nd FW Guardsman completes fifth Ironman Triathlon

    If you’re a Portland Air National Guard Base employee, and an early morning gym-goer, you might have stumbled into Senior Master Sgt. Bobbi Kennedy’s 6 AM spin class at the PANG fitness center. While some of us might wonder what could drive a person to power through intense exercise first thing in