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142nd Wing deploys in support of OPLAN Smokey (Photo) - 09/14/20

PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore. Members of the 142nd Wing are deploying in support of efforts to contain and mitigate multiple wildland fires raging across the state of Oregon.

50 Airmen will depart Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. at 1400 today. They will be serving first in Medford, Ore., then dispersing to wherever they are needed.   

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About the 142nd Wing

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,400 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $130 million to the region. The 142nd 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.

 

Photo captions:

1001: 142nd Wing members walk to their vehicles to stow their bags as they prepare to leave to help with the Oregon fires throughout the state. Sep. 14, 2020, Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt Aaron Perkins 142nd Wing Public Affairs/Released)

1002: 142nd Mission Support Group commander, Col. Christopher Lantagne, talks to deploying 142nd members who are leaving to help with the Oregon fires, Sep. 14, 2020, Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt Aaron Perkins 142nd Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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