Our Mission

The Portland Air National Guard’s Honor Guard team serves a distinct mission under unique conditions from performing military honors to presenting colors within the community in which they live and serve. The elite members of PANG Honor Guard team perform their ceremonial duties in addition to their primary Air Force specialty.

Honor Guard


Video by Steven Conklin
First Aircraft Arrival F-15EX at the Portland Air National Guard Base
142nd Wing
June 5, 2024 | 8:01
Broll and interview for the first aircraft arrival of the F-15EX at the Portland Air National Guard Base for the 142nd Wing. The 142nd Wing is now the first operational unit to have the F-15EX Eagle II in the entire Air Force. Tail number 008 arrived at Portland on 5 June, 2024 at approximately 12:30 p.m. PST.

Interview at end of b-roll, Colonel Mike Kosderka, 142nd Wing Commander. Videographers: First camera b-roll, Mr. Steven Conklin. Second camera b-roll, Tech. Sgt. Kyle Mergeler. Interview, Mr. Steven Conklin.

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The Portland Air National Guard Base Honor Guard Team is made up of an elite group of Air Force men and women, whose primary mission is the rendering of honors at military funerals and community military related events.

As the schedule permits, The Honor Guard is active in community relations such as: patriotic ceremonies, parades, school flag presentations and sporting events.

To request the Honor Guard, please submit Department of Defense Form 2536 to the 142nd Wing Public Affairs Office (email: 142.WG.PA@us.af.mil) no later than three weeks prior to the event date.