Oregon Military Department
Emergency Messages as of 9:17 am, Tue. Jun. 18
No information currently posted. Operating as usual.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Oregon Military Department. Please use any browser other than Internet Explorer.
Primary email address for a new account:

Emergency Alerts News Releases  
And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Oregon Military Department by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Oregon Military Department to your Twitter account or create one.

Hide this Message


Manage my existing Subscription

News Releases
Oregon National Guard hosts Defense Support of Civil Authorities Exercise - 06/07/19

The U.S. Navy launched two LCAC (Landing Craft, Air Cushioned) hovercrafts from the U.S.S. Anchorage on Monday, June 3, 2019 during a Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) training exercise at Sunset Beach near Warrenton, Oregon. LCACs have a payload of 60 tons, and can transport cargo such as humanitarian aid supplies and heavy construction vehicles to assist coastal areas that may be otherwise cut off during a natural disaster such as the Cascadia earthquake. DSCA conducts training with the Armed Forces in order to provide response and recovery efforts to assist in missions normally carried out by civil authorities such as natural or man-made disasters, law enforcement support, special events, and other domestic activities.

Along with the LCAC training exercise, a C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan conducted simulated air drops of supplies as part of a Cascadia Airlift exercise performed in conjunction with  a Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise.

Hi-Res photos and video available at the following links;

LCAC and Airlift photos- https://flic.kr/s/aHsmE1oy2R

Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) training exercise at Sunset Beach;

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5438790/uss-anchorage-and-us-navy-third-fleet-stage-resources-defense-support-civil-authorities-oregon

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/687318/defense-support-civil-authorities-awareness-and-training-exercise-camp-rilea-oregon

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/687333/lcac-landing-oregon

Cascadia Airlift Exercise- https://www.dvidshub.net/video/686370/cascadia-airlift

 

DSC06419.JPG
DSC06419.JPG
The 142nd Fighter Wing to celebrate F-15 Eagle 30 year anniversary (Photo) - 05/31/19

PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD (PANG) BASE, Oregon – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will host an all-day event honoring the 30th anniversary of the F-15 Eagle fighter jets arriving in Portland. The event, this Saturday, June 1, 2019, commemorates 30 years of flying the F-15s in Portland.

The F-15 Eagles first arrived on May 24, 1989, serving as the replacement for the 142nd Fighter Group’s (later designated as the 142 Fighter Wing) F-4 Phantom II fighter jets. The original F-15s that came to Portland were A and B models which were later replaced with the current C and D models, boasting improvements to the radar and much of the avionics.  

Former 142nd Fighter Wing members and retirees are invited to partake in the day of festivities which will include base tours, F-15 take-off viewings, and panel discussions with members that were serving during the 1989 conversion.

Media is invited to attend an honorary F-15 weapons load competition which will feature load teams from the Portland Air National Guard Base and teams from across the United States. Panel discussions, offering an in-depth history of the F-15s and opportunities to gather interviews are also open to the media. Showtime at the base gate is 1:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. with Steven Conklin, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, at 503-335-4347 or steven.l.conklin2.mil@mail.mil.

About the 142nd Fighter Wing

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs over 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 as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD’s) Aerospace Control Alert Mission. 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.

-30-

Photo Caption:

Members of the 142nd Fighter Group and key members of the Portland community witness the arrival of the first F-15 Eagle fighter jet at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. on May 24, 1989. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Reynolds)

Attached Media Files: DSC06419.JPG
U.S. Air Force Colonel Jeffrey Edwards, 173rd Fighter Wing vice commander, will take command of the wing on June 1, 2019 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Edwards will replace Col. Jeff Smith, who has commanded the wing since April 2016.  (U.S.
U.S. Air Force Colonel Jeffrey Edwards, 173rd Fighter Wing vice commander, will take command of the wing on June 1, 2019 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Edwards will replace Col. Jeff Smith, who has commanded the wing since April 2016. (U.S.
Change of Command at Kingsley Field (Photo) - 05/29/19

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- A change of command will take place June 1, 1:00 p.m. at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Colonel Jeffrey Edwards, who has over 20 years of military experience, will take command of the 173rd Fighter Wing during an official change of command ceremony.

Edwards has a wide range of experience to include nine years with the active-duty component and has been a member or the Oregon Air National Guard since 2004. He is currently serving as the 173rd FW Vice Commander, and has previously held numerous positions including the 173rd Operations Group Commander, Oregon ANG Director of Operations, and the 114th Fighter Squadron Commander.

"Col. Jeff Edwards is the perfect choice to succeed Col. Jeff Smith as the 173rd Fighter Wing Commander," said Brig. Gen. Donna Prigmore, Oregon Air National Guard commander. "He's an Air Force Academy graduate, and a highly accomplished F-15 pilot with more than 3,300 flight hours, including 52 combat sorties. He understands our mission and has the vision to take us successfully into the future."

Edwards will replace Col. Jeff Smith, who has commanded the wing since April 2016.

Editor's Note: This event is not open to the general public; however, media is invited to attend. If you would like to cover the 173rd Fighter Wing Change of Command, please contact Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar at 541-885-6677 to arrange base access by Friday, May 31.

-30-

20190527-Z-LM216-0015.jpg
20190527-Z-LM216-0015.jpg
[PHOTO RELEASE]- Oregon National Guard participates in Memorial Day events around the state (Photo) - 05/27/19

The Oregon National Guard participated in events across the state to help Americans honor our Nation’s Vietnam veterans and veterans from all eras this Memorial Day.  

Authorized by Congress, established under the Secretary of Defense, and launched by President Obama on May 25, 2012, the Vietnam War Commemoration recognizes all men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. Nine million Americans, approximately 6.4 million living today, served during that period, and the commemoration makes no distinction between veterans who served in-county, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years. All answered the call of duty. The proclamation extends the commemoration from its inaugural event on Memorial Day 2012 through Veterans Day 2025.  

President Trump, in his 2017 presidential proclamation, stated: “Throughout this Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and every March 29 thereafter, we will honor all those who answered our Nation’s call to duty. We vow to never again confuse personal disapproval of war with prejudice against those who honorably wear the uniform of our Armed Forces. With conviction, our Nation pledges our enduring respect, our continuing care, and our everlasting commitment to all Vietnam veterans.” 

20190527-Z-XE532-0001

Two F-15 Eagles assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing based in Klamath Falls, Oregon, conduct a flyover in support of the Klamath Falls Memorial Day Parade in Klamath Falls, Oregon, May 27, 2019. The 173rd FW is the sole F-15C training base for the United Sates Air Force, producing some of the worlds best air-to-air combat pilot. (Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Adam Smith, 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

20190527-Z-LM216-0003

Staff Sgt. Jackson Ryan (left) & Sgt. Paul Marcinuk, assigned to  Bravo Battery 2-218 Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard conduct a howitzer salute  during the Memorial Day program held at Beaverton Veterans Memorial Park in Beaverton, Oregon, May 27, 2019. (National Guard photo by Zach Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

20190527-Z-LM216-0015

Brigadier General William J. Prendergast, Oregon Army National Guard Land Component Commander,  delivers the Memorial Day address to those in attendance during the Memorial Day program held at Beaverton Veterans Memorial Park in Beaverton, Oregon, May 27, 2019. (National Guard photo by Zach Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

20190527-Z-CH590-0018

Veterans, family members, friends and others gathered at the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial to remember the sacrifices of service members in the Vietnam War and all other wars this Memorial Day, in Portland, Oregon, May 27, 2019. (National Guard Photo by John Hughel, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

190527-Z-LJ997-0007

Members of the Willamette National Cemetery Joint prepare to post the Colors during Memorial Day ceremony, May 27, 2019, Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Boyd, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

 

190527-Z-LJ997-0022

A Howitzer Salute by Alpha Battery 2-218th Field Artillery, Oregon Army National Guard during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, May 27, 2019. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Boyd, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

 

To see more photos in hi-resolution, visit our Flickr album for Memorial Day 2019; 

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDPsf9E

190409-Z-SP755-1025.jpg
190409-Z-SP755-1025.jpg
142nd Fighter Wing to conduct Memorial Day Flyovers (Photo) - 05/23/19

PORTLAND, Oregon – The 142nd Fighter Wing out of the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore., will conduct Memorial Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon.

Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at, or around, the designated times on Monday, May 27, 2019. 

10:10 a.m. Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Ore.

10:15 a.m. Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Ore.

10:30 a.m. Downtown District, Wasco, Ore.

11:10 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Beaverton, Ore.

11:15 a.m. Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Portland, Ore.

Additionally, the 142nd Fighter Wing will be conducting a funeral flyover at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Ore., at approximately 1:30 p.m. today, May 23.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941. 

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 through their Aerospace Control Alert mission 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.

Photo Caption:

An F-15 Eagle from the Portland Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing flies over Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 9, 2019. Operations specialists, aircraft maintainers, weapons loaders, and pilots from the 142nd Fighter Wing, Ore. participated in a two-week long Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) purposed to assess pilots and equipment in air-to-air combat scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Steph Sawyer, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

-30-

Attached Media Files: 190409-Z-SP755-1025.jpg
Two U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles from the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, fly over Southern Oregon during a routing training mission.  The 173rd FW is the sole F-15C training base for the U.S. Air Force.  (Courtesy Photo)
Two U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles from the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, fly over Southern Oregon during a routing training mission. The 173rd FW is the sole F-15C training base for the U.S. Air Force. (Courtesy Photo)
173rd FW to conduct Memorial Day flyovers in Oregon (Photo) - 05/23/19

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. will conduct Memorial Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at, or around, the designated times on Monday, May 27. 

11:00 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Klamath Falls, Ore.

11:15 a.m. Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.

11:30 a.m. Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Ore.

11:45 a.m. Memory Gardens, Medford, Ore.

11:53 a.m. Hillcrest Memorial Park, Medford, Ore.

12:00 p.m. Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford, Ore.

12:15 p.m. Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Ore.

12:30 p.m. Brookings Harbor Port, Brookings, Ore.

12:40 p.m. Curry County Veterans Memorial, Gold Beach, Ore.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941.  The 173rd FW is home to the sole F-15C pilot training facility for the United States Air Force.

 

-30-