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  • 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

  • Kingsley Field provides weightlifters better-quality gymnasium

    KINGSLEY FIELD, OR  -- The doors opened to an anticipated upgrade to the Kingsley Field gymnasium, Dec. 13, 2023. The 4,800 square foot addition cost just over 3-million dollars, and took nearly a year and half to complete.Although most people at Kingsly refer to it as a gym, it’s actually a

  • Oregon Air Guard, Germany Participate in Officer Exchange

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The Military Reserve Exchange Program has been strengthening international relationships as a program for NATO servicemembers to build cultural understanding and regional expertise. For German reserve officers, it’s a rare opportunity to engage with the U.S. armed forces, as only 14

  • Fired up for Success: A Young Firefighter's Journey

    PORTLAND, OR -- Shining a light on the diverse paths to happiness and success, it becomes evident that college is not the exclusive route to professional success.Airman 1st Class Stephen Warren, a firefighter in the 142nd Wing Civil Engineering squadron, recognized this fact while he was still in

  • Oregon Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing Trains in Chemical Gear

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Seventy-five Kingsley Airmen completed hands-on, chemical gear training at the 173rd Fighter Wing Dec. 3 as the Air Force ramps up readiness across the entire force.“A group of us refamiliarized with getting into full MOPP gear today, getting that muscle memory back — pulling

  • Oregon Guard Helps Vietnam with Trauma Care Requirements

    SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon National Guard is helping its State Partnership program partner, Vietnam, develop the country's first International Trauma Life Support training chapter.The goal of ITLS is to provide knowledge and experience to recognize, assess and care for critical trauma patients and