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142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations (Photo) - 03/19/19

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 Eagle night training missions on March 19-21, 2019.

Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted as essential training for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 p.m.

About the 142nd Fighter Wing:

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24/7 Aerospace Control Alert as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.

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Oregon Air National Guard Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon, greets members of the 142nd Fighter Wing following their formal mobilization ceremony at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon, March 2, 2019. A total of 112 s
Oregon Air National Guard Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon, greets members of the 142nd Fighter Wing following their formal mobilization ceremony at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Oregon, March 2, 2019. A total of 112 s
Mobilization Ceremony for the 142nd Fighter Wing (Photo) - 03/02/19

PORTLAND, Oregon - During a mobilization ceremony held at the Portland Air National Guard Base, 112 Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing were formally recognized as they prepare for upcoming overseas assignments in the coming weeks to support United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) and United States Central Command (CENTCOM) and other international missions.  As part of the official party during the ceremony, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read, representing Oregon Governor Kate Brown, joined Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon, and Col. Adam Sitler, 142nd Fighter Wing Commander, as they delivered remarks to recognize the Airmen, their families, and others in attendance for the event.

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142nd Fighter Wing Hosts Mobilization Ceremony for Deployers (Photo) - 03/02/19

PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Oregon – The 142nd Fighter Wing is hosting a mobilization ceremony on Saturday, March 2, at 2:00 p.m., for Oregon Air National Guard Airmen deploying across the globe in 2019.  More than 100 Airmen assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing are headed to Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa to support multiple U.S. Air Force and coalition missions.   

          “We are a reserve component that is relevant, always ready, and very proud to represent the United States and the State of Oregon in this manner,” said Col. Todd Hofford, 142nd Fighter Wing Vice Commander. “We instill in our Airmen a sense of pride and conviction in our mission here and when the opportunity presents itself, they rise to the challenge to accomplish that mission.”

          Scheduled to attend the ceremony will be Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read; U.S. Senator Ron Wyden; Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon; Col. Adam Sitler, 142nd Fighter Wing Commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Brent Cavanias, 142nd Fighter Wing Command Chief.

For media interested in attending, please email Maj. Samuel Lee at Samuel.j.lee26.mil@mail.mil.

Photo Caption

170616-Z-CH590-018 - Members of the Oregon Air National Guard 142nd Fighter Wing prepare to board a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 172nd Airlift Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard, as they leave Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 16, 2017. The Oregon Airmen spent three-weeks on temporary duty supporting the Weapons Instructor Course. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

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