The 142nd Wing is always looking for the best. Routinely, the 142nd Wing hires qualified candidates to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training. Unlike active duty F-15 Eagle pilots, the wing's pilots are a mix of full time, part time and Air Sovereignty Alert pilots allowing flexibility with full time jobs and other careers. All are dedicated to the base's mission... providing the highest caliber F-15 squadron in the world.
The 142nd Wing routinely hires candidates to attend UPT. The mission of the 123rd Fighter Squadron "Redhawks" is to provide Air Sovereignty Alert for the Northwestern United States as well as projecting air power to foreign theaters as an expeditionary arm of the US Air Force. The normal flow of events for a UPT hire is to attend officer school (if necessary), complete UPT, complete Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, complete F-15 Eagle Formal Training Unit at Kingsley Field and then come back to Portland for approximately two years of seasoning/upgrades. After that, the needs of the base and the performance of the pilot will dictate what jobs he/she will flow on to.
The link provided is an additional resource for generalized information concerning U.S. Air Force UPT.
This link is not sponsored by the 142nd Wing or the Air National Guard. Information provided by the Base Ops web site if for reference only.
Thank you for your interest in the Oregon Air National Guard. The invitations for the 2022 Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) Selection Board have been sent. If you did not receive an invite, our next application window will open in December of 2022.
The Oregon Air National Guard UPT Selection Board selects highly qualified applicants for interviews. Not all applicants will get an interview. Selected interviewees are assigned a UPT slot from the either the 142nd Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon, or the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Oregon, based on the needs of the Oregon Air National Guard.
Point-of-contact for information regarding Oregon's UPT Selection Board is Lt. Patrick Kurtz, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and Lt. Alan Greene, email: email@example.com.
Due to current COVID restrictions the 123d FS will not be hosting any visits to the squadron (rush weekend) at this time.
Submit completed packages to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Update: Our current plan is to conduct in-person interviews with social distancing mitigation procedures. In the event an individual is uncomfortable with travel, or military/government policies change, we will offer a virtual interview option. Specific instructions will be passed directly to those selected for interview.
UPT - TBAS Testing
AF Form 24
Application content in order and must include:
Last, First UPT Questionnaire 2022 (Separate PDF)
Combine the following into a single PDF:
The next hiring board for pilots who are already rated via a military pilot training program will be in February 2022. Unfortunately, due to training limitations, we are only considering applicants who are currently qualified in the F-15C/E, F-22, F-35, F-16, F/A-18E/F or previously qualified in the F-15C/E. Pilots who meet these requirements should e-mail Lt Col Jon “Sick” Friedman at email@example.com for more information.