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  • Royal Malaysia Air Force trains on radar operations at WADS

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The Western Air Defense Sector hosted a Radar Operations Orientation Course for 12 members of the Royal Malaysian Air Force's 2nd Air Division, 330th Squadron, Aug. 2-27.WADS helped U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces plan and execute the training under the National Guard's State Partnership Program.
  • Oregon National Guard deploys to fight wildfires

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Twenty Airmen with the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Wing have departed Portland to help battle wildfires across the state. This effort by the Oregon Military Department is part of Operation Plan (OPLAN) Smokey to fight wildland fires with a combined force of Guards members, firefighters and emergency operators. Oregon Air
  • National Guard well-equipped to handle West Coast wildfires

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When wildfires happen in the West, the National Guard is there to fight those fires. And for now, they've got a good handle on the effort, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said."We've got 500 people and about 19 aircraft," on the firefighting mission, Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson said. "I think we have the capability to put
  • Oregon Guard dual status commander leads vaccination clinic

    CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The goal was straightforward – deliver free COVID-19 vaccines to the people of southern Oregon. There were already vaccination clinics across the state, but what made the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Project unique was the assigning of the Oregon National Guard’s first dual status commander.U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark
  • Oregon Guard participates in emergency preparedness exercise

    WARRENTON, Ore. - Following a monumental season of wildfires, ice storms and the pandemic over the past year, emergency preparedness has become less of an afterthought and more of a necessary priority to Oregonians.Members of the Oregon National Guard served on the fire lines during the wildfires of 2020 and are spread out across the state to serve
  • 142nd Civil Engineers get valuable training in Hawaii

    OAHU, Hawaii – The 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron's firefighters and Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians completed two weeks of annual training on the island of Oahu in May.Many of the Oregon National Guard civil engineers came to the island to build cabins for the Girl Scouts of Hawaii at Camp Paumalu in Hale'iwa as part of an innovative
  • Oregon National Guard supports COVID vaccinations statewide

    SALEM, Ore. - Oregon National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen have vaccinated almost 300,000 people since Jan. 8, helping the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and regional medical partners distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.Members of the Oregon National Guard have also been trained to assist 211 Information, a call center connecting people with
  • Oregon National Guard expands COVID-19 vaccinations

    SALEM, Ore. – Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have vaccinated more than 100,000 people in the nearly two months since they were activated by Gov. Kate Brown to help the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.With the initial call-up of more than 40 Oregon Guardsmen Jan. 8, additional service members have been
  • Idaho, California, Oregon, Nevada CST units train together

    SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Calif. – The Idaho National Guard’s 101st Civil Support Team was among several National Guard CSTs that participated in a large-scale exercise in Northern California Feb. 1-5.The exercise, BAYEX 2021, tested the ability of Idaho, Oregon and Nevada CST teams to assist the California National Guard’s 95th CST while responding
  • 173rd Fighter Wing helps vaccinate Oregonians

    MEDFORD, Ore. – Volunteer Airmen from the Oregon National Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing, operating on state active duty as part of Task Force Guardian, are supporting COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Southern Oregon.Team Kingsley personnel are performing three missions: administering vaccine to high-risk populations and essential workers, controlling
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