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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

  • F-35 fighters put 173rd Fighter Wing’s ample range space to the test

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- A squadron of the one of the Nation’s most advanced fighter aircraft traveled from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., for a two-week stint in late October 2022.The 63rd Fighter Squadron, flying 14 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets,

  • 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

  • Oregon Airmen, Soldiers Train to set up Communications Capability

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing Communications Flight practiced domestic operations skills with Army National Guard counterparts from Salem  Sept. 10, setting up an internet satellite and a radio tower while training to stand up the Joint Incident Sight Communication Capability

  • Kingsley Airmen called to support wildfire response at growing Rum Creek Fire

    MERLIN, Ore. -- Twenty Oregon Air National Guard Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing left to help fight the Rum Creek Fire burning near the shores of the Rogue River, Aug. 29, 2022. It is part of “OPLAN Smokey”, a program designed to let the state of Oregon call upon the citizen Guardsmen to serve