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News Release
142nd Wing memorializes late crew chief with unique F-15 artwork (Photo) - 06/07/21

PORTLAND, Ore. - The 142nd Wing hosted family and friends of a late crew chief for an F-15 Eagle memorial artwork reveal, June 6, 2021. The artwork, which includes a name plaque and shark teeth, was put on the wing's F-15 Eagle (tail number 151) to honor Master Sgt. Marty Nance who served at the base for over 30 years and maintained that particular aircraft.

"In the beginning when I found out that his name was going on the jet, that was super special because it just said a lot for how everybody felt about him out here...this was like a second home, a second family," said Marty's sister, Lisa Veber.

Sergeant Nance passed away in 2018 while still an active member of the Oregon Air National Guard. Nance had an affection for shark teeth and fins throughout his life, which he incorporated into designs of his cars and his bobsledding team's "sharkmobile".

B-roll of the F-15 artwork and soundbites from Nance's sister and a fellow servicemember can be downloaded at https://www.dvidshub.net/video/800055/f-15-memorial-artwork-revealed-family-late-crew-chief

For more information, contact Steven Conklin, 142nd Wing Public Affairs, at steven.conklin.6@us.af.mil


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.

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