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  • Night flying a necessary component of readiness for ORANG

    Portland, Ore.-- While many Portlanders have grown accustomed to the sights and sounds of military aircraft from the 142nd Wing out of Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG), hearing them at night can be a jarring experience. But rest assured night flying is perfectly normal, and part of a vital training requirement for pilots across the Air
  • Portland ANG Base second in DOD to acquire police bumper grappler

    In November 2020, the 142nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) acquired a much needed tool set and capability to address a potential and serious threat to the installation. The tool is a device called the police bumper grappler which is designed to deploy, attach to, and disable a vehicle that poses a threat to installation safety or security.
  • Airmen provide behind-the-scenes support during OPLAN Smokey

    For nearly two weeks, Guardsmen from the Portland Air National Guard Base have been activated in support of Operation Plan Smokey, an interagency wildfire relief effort. But the Airmen on the front lines are not the only ones who responded to Oregon’s state of emergency.Guardsmen worked behind the scenes in the Emergency Operations Center here,
  • Portland Air National Guard Base’s 142nd Wing deploys Guardsmen to help combat raging wildfires

    The Oregon Air National Guard is sending 125 members, 75 of which are from the 142nd Wing at Portland ANG Base. 50 individuals are deploying from Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base in Klamath Falls, Ore. Oregon Air Guardsmen are deploying in support of OPLAN (Operation Plan) Smokey, an interagency agreement between the Oregon Military Department and the Oregon Department of Forestry which tasks the Oregon National Guard with assisting in the control and containment of wildfires, when called on by the governor.
  • Oregon, Southwest Washington F-15 flyovers a chance to thank medical providers during pandemic response

    F-15 jets from the Oregon Air National Guard tipped their wings to medical professionals during recent flyovers of Oregon hospitals May 8.
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