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  • Minnesota Air Guardsman Closing Out 42-year Career

    DULUTH, Minn. - In May 1982, Joan Jett’s ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ was No. 1 on the radio, and Master Sgt. Tom Krob enlisted at the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, as an aircraft fuel systems specialist. Early in his career, Krob worked on the wing’s F-4 Phantom II aircraft. He was

  • F-15EX Eagle II Unveiled at Portland Air National Guard Base

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The future of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing was on full display July 12 during the formal unveiling of the first two operational U.S. Air Force F-15EX Eagle II fighter jets assigned to the unit.The Portland Air National Guard Base ceremony highlighted the first time a

  • F-15 EX Eagle II Makes Debut Landing at Portland Base

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Don’t mess this up. Those words raced through 142nd Wing fighter pilot Maj. Calvin Conner’s head as he landed the first F-15EX Eagle II at Portland Air National Guard base June 5.The day was significant for Conner, the entire base and Portland’s neighboring community. The arrival of

  • The Ultimate Comeback: 116th ACS Airman accepted into Air Force Academy

    PORTLAND, OR  -- From uncertainty, to a life-altering car accident, to acceptance into the Air Force Academy, Senior Airman Noah Mariotti, a command and control battle management operations specialist assigned to the 116th Air Control Squadron, has experienced a whirlwind over the past two

  • Oregon Air Guard Security Forces Squadron Trains in Hawai'i

    OAHU, Hawai'i - Is spending two weeks in Hawai'i shooting machine guns on a military range on anyone's bucket list? Twenty-eight 173rd Security Forces Squadron defenders did just that in early May for their annual training.Maj. Ryan Fisher, the 173rd SFS commander, said qualifying on light and

  • Portland, Ore. Pilot conducts First Flight in EX for 142nd Wing

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL -- Five F-15C instructor pilots from the Oregon Air National Guard’s 123rd Fighter Squadron are conducting training in the F-15EX with instructors from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida for two weeks in March.Training commenced last week

  • Bringing the Land of No Slack to Hawaii for Sentry Luau 2024

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI -- Approximately 90 Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. took to the skies at Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii for exercise Sentry Luau. Team Kingsley Airmen worked directly with the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th

  • Redhawk Athena drives Positive Change for 142nd Wing Airmen

    PORTLAND, OR -- In recent years, the Air Force has seen positive change trickle down through its echelons, and many of these changes seek to address barriers to readiness which have predominantly affected women service members.The Department of the Air Force Women’s Initiative Team, or DAF WIT,

  • Oregon National Guard Airmen Recognized for Bravery

    PORTLAND AIR GUARD STATION, Ore. - In May, during a casual drive over a mountain toward Three Rivers Marina on Lake Billy Chinook, Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick and Senior Airman Bailey Buck, both weapons loaders with the Portland Air National Guard’s 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, found themselves

  • Oregon Airman Lives Her Dream to Serve

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The call to serve one’s country is different for each of us. Airman 1st Class Kellie Marshall chose to serve by joining the 173rd Fighter Wing as a Citizen-Airman.“I always wanted to serve since my brother joined back in 2007,” she said. “I realized I didn’t want to look back