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  • New CLEP testing facility broadens horizons for 142nd Wing Airmen

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Big opportunities are coming to the Airmen of the 142nd Wing at Portland Air National Guard (PANG) Base.Wing leadership and the base education center have worked hard over the past two years to make a CLEP (College Level Examination Program) testing center available to Airmen

  • Guardian Angel: Religious Affairs Airman saves Life during Morning Commute

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Staff Sgt. Kyle Mergeler, a religious affairs Airman with the 142nd Wing, has had a varied Air Force career in his ten years of service. He began his enlistment working in intelligence, and later spent years turning wrenches in maintenance. Recently, Mergeler transitioned to a role

  • The 142nd Wing Chapel: A Generational Beacon of Hope

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Throughout 2022, members of the 142nd Wing have helped to clean up and restore the firmly standing World War II chapel building on Portland Air National Guard Base (PANGB).The Chapel was built in 1941 as a temporary structure and has persevered through natural disasters and housed

  • Checking In: How an Oregon Guardsmen went from Hotel Manager to Mentor

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Master Sgt. Paul Freimark, the 142nd Wing’s Base Education Training Manager (BETM), has had many titles and roles throughout his over 20-year career. He’s been called a Sailor, Hotel Manager, Husband, and Father. Yet perhaps his most defining title, is that of “mentor”.As the BETM,

  • Oregon Guardsman represents 142nd Wing at 2022 Air Force Marathon

    Portland, Ore. -- Senior Airman Susi Traudt has been a drill-status Guardsman at Portland Air National Guard Base for 4 years. As a recent search and extraction medic for the 142nd Medical Group, detachment one, Traudt trained to search and locate disaster victims, assessing and treating immediate

  • Firefighters gain critical skills in Arizona

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Firefighters assigned to the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG), trained with firefighters from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona to accomplish their annual training from August 5 to August 19, 2022.During their two weeks of

  • 116th Airman shines at home station during Weapons Instructor Course

    WARRENTON, Ore. -- The 116th Air Control Squadron (ACS) hosted the 8th Weapons Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) at Camp Rilea, Oregon in August. The 116th was selected as a temporary duty (TDY) location for one of the Weapons Instructor Courses (WIC) offered by the 8th Weapons Squadron.For

  • Hawaii Guardsmen conduct Innovative Readiness Training at PANG

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- For two weeks in August, the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) set to work on two projects at Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG) for the 142nd Wing.The projects were accomplished by the Hawaii Air Guardsmen as part of Innovative Readiness Training (IRT), an opportunity

  • 142nd Wing hosts ANG's Production Assessment Team

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The 142nd Wing hosted a Production Assessment Team (PAT) from July 26-29, to explore ways to increase the number of aircraft, in this case, F-15 Eagles, available at any given time for training and combat missions.The PAT's goal is to increase the number of aircraft a unit can