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142nd Fighter Wing trains with local emergency volunteers - 10/16/17

PORTLAND, Oregon -- Oregon Air National Guardsmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing trained with a collection of licensed civilian healthcare professionals who have registered to volunteer in response to federal, state, and/or local emergencies, October 14, 2017.

Members of the 142nd Medical Group, Detachment 1, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) spent the day with nealry 30 members from the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR), providing hands-on training during emergency scenarios. CERFP members facilitated a simulated mass-casualty scenario in which SERV-OR volunteers used newly-learned skills to effectively triage and transport twenty patients with a variety of simulated injuries. This is the first time this specific joint training has been conducted, however, the 142nd Fighter Wing hopes to make this a regular event.

B-roll and interviews can be downloaded at the following link:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/558334/oregon-air-national-guardsmen-train-with-local-first-responders

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Portland Air National Guard Base to host Fly Day (Photo) - 10/14/17

PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will be hosting a Fly Day, October 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at 9442 NE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

During Fly Day, 142nd Fighter Wing representatives will be present to answer questions from the community regarding flight patterns and aircraft approach for landings.

This location (intersection of NE 13th Ave and NE Gertz Rd) is on the southwest corner of the Columbia Edgewater Country Club, and should provide good visibility of the jets landing according to the new proposed Overhead Continuous Descent Approach.

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-hour 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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142nd Fighter Wing to host, conduct dissimilar air combat training - 10/11/17

PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will host F-16's from the 21st Fighter Squadron out of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, October 12-26, 2017, to conduct dissimilar air combat training (DACT).

DACT provides realistic combat scenarios for pilots to hone advanced aerial tactics that may be used against potential adversaries. The training is an essential and required component to ensure military readiness in support of the base's national and state missions.

Flights will depart from and land at the Portland International Airport. In an effort to foster coordination with the community and the Port of Portland, flights will launch daily after 8 a.m. and will conclude before 4 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-hour 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.

Oregon Air National Guardsmen deploy to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief - 09/30/17

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Members of the 142nd Fighter Wing Communications Flight deployed from Portland Air National Guard Base to provide communications support for Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico.

Eight Oregon Air National Guardsmen boarded a C-17 aircraft from Orange County, New York, at around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, the Airmen will establish radio and Internet communications.

These Airmen are part of a Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) package. The JISCC provides voice (VoIP phone), data, and radio communications capability to an incident commander. The JISCC was developed from lessons learned during 9/11 and has been refined based on experience during incidents such as Hurricane Katrina. One of the key features of the JISCC is it provides access to both military and commercial networks as well as providing interconnectivity between military, first responders, and other local radio systems.

Video of their departure: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/554978/oregon-air-national-guard-members-deploy-support-hurricane-maria-relief-efforts

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-hour 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 Army National Guard Soldiers mobilize for Middle East deployment (Photo) - 09/29/17

SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon Army National Guard honored Citizen-Soldiers in a mobilization ceremony, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Oregon.

A platoon of more than 20 Citizen-Soldiers with Detachment 3, G Company (Golf), 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East to assist with aerial medical evacuation support. The platoon will be joining their parent unit, the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, in the Middle East and will be deployed for approximately one year.

These Soldiers are largely from the Willamette Valley area (Salem and Portland) and will be led by 1st Lt. Lindsay Whitcomb. Two thirds of Golf Company, 1-189th Aviation Battalion, already mobilized and deployed in January 2017 and are currently providing aerial medical evacuation support using Black Hawk helicopters.

Golf Company, 1-189th Aviation Battalion, has a long tradition of answering the call to duty. The unit conducts medical evacuations (medevac), search and rescues, as well as wild land fire suppression operations utilizing HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters. The unit previously deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge 7, three times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn, to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

In attendance at the ceremony were Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read; Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon; and Col. Stephen Schmidt, commander of 82nd Brigade Troop Command; among other elected officials, community and military leaders.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
170929-Z-OT568-017: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Detachment 3, G Company, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, stand in formation during a mobilization ceremony honoring their upcoming overseas deployment, Sept. 29, 2017, in Salem, Oregon. A platoon of more than 20 Soldiers is scheduled to deploy to the Middle East to assist with aerial medical evacuation support using Black Hawk helicopters. They will be joining their parent unit, the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1-189th Aviation Battalion, in the Middle East and will be deployed for approximately one year. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170929-Z-OT568-019: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Detachment 3, G Company, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, stand in formation during a mobilization ceremony honoring their upcoming overseas deployment, Sept. 29, 2017, in Salem, Oregon. A platoon of more than 20 Soldiers is scheduled to deploy to the Middle East to assist with aerial medical evacuation support using Black Hawk helicopters. They will be joining their parent unit, the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1-189th Aviation Battalion, in the Middle East and will be deployed for approximately one year. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170929-Z-OT568-035: Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read greets Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 3, Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, to wish them well on their overseas deployment during a mobilization ceremony, Sept. 29, 2017, in Salem, Oregon. A platoon of more than 20 Soldiers is scheduled to deploy to the Middle East to assist with aerial medical evacuation support using Black Hawk helicopters. They will be joining their parent unit, the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1-189th Aviation Battalion, in the Middle East and will be deployed for approximately one year. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170929-Z-OT568-036: State Representatives Paul Evans (left), Mark Meek (center) and Ron Noble greet Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 3, Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, to wish them well on their overseas deployment during a mobilization ceremony, Sept. 29, 2017, in Salem, Oregon. A platoon of more than 20 Soldiers is scheduled to deploy to the Middle East to assist with aerial medical evacuation support using Black Hawk helicopters. They will be joining their parent unit, the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1-189th Aviation Battalion, in the Middle East and will be deployed for approximately one year. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170929-Z-OT568-038: State Senator Sara Gelser greets Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 3, Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, to wish them well on their overseas deployment during a mobilization ceremony, Sept. 29, 2017, in Salem, Oregon. A platoon of more than 20 Soldiers is scheduled to deploy to the Middle East to assist with aerial medical evacuation support using Black Hawk helicopters. They will be joining their parent unit, the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1-189th Aviation Battalion, in the Middle East and will be deployed for approximately one year. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170929-Z-OT568-052: Oregon Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer-2 Cody Stupfel with Detachment 3, Company G, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, holds his daughter, Teagan, following his mobilization ceremony, Sept. 29, 2017, in Salem, Oregon. Stupfel is among more than 20 Citizen-Soldiers scheduled to deploy to the Middle East where they will provide aeromedical support throughout the Persian Gulf region using Black Hawk helicopters. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Oregon Army National Guard mobilizes Citizen-Soldiers for Middle East deployment (Photo) - 09/28/17

SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon Army National Guard is scheduled to honor Citizen-Soldiers in a mobilization ceremony on Friday, Sept. 29, at 10:00 a.m., at the Anderson Readiness Center, located at 3225 State Street, in Salem, Oregon.

A platoon of more than 20 Citizen-Soldiers with Detachment 3, G Company (Golf), 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East to assist with aerial medical evacuation support. The platoon will be joining their parent unit, the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, in the Middle East area and be deployed for approximately one year.

These Soldiers are largely from the Willamette Valley area (Salem and Portland) and will be led by 1st Lt. Lindsay Whitcomb. Two thirds of G Company, 1-189th Aviation, already mobilized and deployed in January 2017 and are currently providing aerial medical evacuation support using Black Hawk helicopters.

Golf Company, 1-189th Aviation, has a long tradition of answering the call to duty. The unit conducts medical evacuations (medevac), search and rescues, as well as wild land fire suppression operations utilizing HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters. The unit previously deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge 7, three times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn, to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

The official party for the ceremony is scheduled to be Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read; Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon; and Col. Stephen Schmidt, commander of 82nd Brigade Troop Command. Other elected officials, community and military leaders are also scheduled to attend to honor the Soldiers. The event is open to the public and media is encouraged to attend. The event is open to the public and media is encouraged to attend.

PHOTO CAPTION:
160421-Z-PL933-109: Oregon Army National Guard pilots with Company G, 1-189th Aviation Regiment, based out of Salem, Oregon, fly an HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter on their way to the BIAK training facility outside of Redmond, Oregon, April 21, 2016. The training at BIAK allowed pilots to rehearse dust landings and other realistic scenarios they could be faced with during an overseas deployment. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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