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F-15 EX Eagle II Makes Debut Landing at Portland Base
June 26, 2024
Oregon Air National Guard Majors Calvin Conner and Brandon  Wigton, assigned to the 142nd Wing, 123rd Fighter Squadron, in Portland, prepare for takeoff with the newest F-15EX in Berkley, Missouri, June 5, 2024. Eighteen new EX models will be assigned to the 142nd Wing at Portland Air National Guard base.

Oregon Air Guard Security Forces Squadron Trains in Hawai'i
June 7, 2024
Airmen from the 173rd Security Forces Squadron from Kingsley Field, Oregon, pose for a group photo during their annual training exercise May 4, 2024, at Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay in Oahu, Hawai'i.

173rd Fighter Wing Joins Sentry Luau Exercise in Hawaii
March 15, 2024
A U.S. Air Force crew chief from the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field, Ore., directs an F-15 Eagle back to the ramp parking during Sentry Luau at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 26, 2024. Approximately 20 Airmen from Kingsley Field received familiarization flights while at JBPHH.

Oregon Air Guard Pilot Conducts 142nd Wing’s First EX Flight
March 15, 2024
Lt. Col. Joel Thesing, 123rd Fighter Squadron pilot, climbs into an F-15 EX at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 7, 2024. Thesing is the first Portland, Ore.-based pilot to fly and train in the EX.

Oregon National Guard Airmen Recognized for Bravery
February 28, 2024
Col. David Christensen, 142nd Maintenance Group commander, presents 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick with a meritorious service medal for acts of bravery Feb. 25, 2024, at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. Fenwick and a fellow Airman intervened when a truck went off the road in Eastern Oregon in May 2023.

Oregon Airman Lives Her Dream to Serve
January 4, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kellie Marshall, a traditional Guardsman with the 173rd Fighter Wing, prepares to conduct a magnetic particle inspection Dec. 15, 2023, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The inspection finds cracks in material preventing potential part failure and aircraft mishaps.

Oregon Air Guard, Germany Participate in Officer Exchange
December 26, 2023
Capt. Philipp Lukas, right, of the German Reserve Air Force, and Capt. Dewayne Pittman of the 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Oregon Air National Guard, pose in front of a 142nd Wing F-15C Eagle at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore. The two officers participated in an exchange program sending Lukas to Oregon and Pittman to Germany.

Oregon Airman Shares His Journey to Success
December 14, 2023
Airman 1st Class Stephen Warren, a firefighter with the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron, poses next to a fire engine at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., November 5, 2023.

Oregon Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing Trains in Chemical Gear
December 12, 2023
U.S. Air Force Capt. Brandon McGraw, 173rd Maintenance Operations Flight commander, dons full “chem gear” during chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives training, Dec. 3, 2023, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Oregon Guard Helps Vietnam with Trauma Care Requirements
December 11, 2023
Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Chris Webb demonstrates airway management skills during an International Trauma Life Support course in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in February 2023. The Oregon National Guard and Vietnam are partners through the State Partnership Program.

Metals Technology Airmen Keep Aircraft in the Air
December 1, 2023
Staff Sgt. Nathan Carssow, a 142nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology craftsman, machines a stringer for a tail cone Nov. 4, 2023, at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. By making the stringer in house, the wing has saved over $70,000.

144th Fighter Wing Provides Theater Security in Indo-Pacific
November 29, 2023
Airmen from the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing repair an F-15C Eagle Nov. 16, 2023, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

F-35s Return to Kingsley Field
October 31, 2023
A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, approches the runway at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Oct. 26, 2023. This is the third time the 56th Fighter Wing from Luke AFB spent two weeks in Oregon flying and training with the F-15s from the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard.

Oregon Air Guard Civil Engineers Recapitalize Old Facility
October 10, 2023
Deployed civil engineers from the 173rd Fighter Wing take a group photo after renovating a formerly abandoned Area Defense Command site near North Bend, Oregon, in late summer 2023. The site lay dormant for nearly 40 years and was overgrown with brush.

Oregon, Washington Guard and Thailand Train Together
September 14, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard commander, and Royal Thai Air Force Group Captain Nat Kamintra, exercise director, shake hands after formally opening Enduring Partners 2023 at Korat Air Base, Kingdom of Thailand, Sept. 11, 2023. The Kingdom of Thailand and the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard will practice aerial refueling and fighter tactics during the exercise.

Kingsley Field Fire Department Trains Local Firefighters
August 10, 2023
Kingsley Field Firefighters instruct local Fire District 1 personnel on pilot rescue procedures during a training exercise Aug. 1, 2023, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The two departments have a mutual aid agreement.

Oregon Air National Guard Pilot to fly with Thunderbirds
August 4, 2023
U.S. Air Force Maj. Lauren Schlichting, #4 Thunderbird for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team, presents Maj. Tyler Clark, 173rd Fighter Wing F-15C instructor pilot, with a signed photo after his flight evaluation July 6, 2023, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Clark was selected as one of the newest demonstration pilots for the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron in the 2024-2025 season.

Air Guard, Thai Counterparts Plan Air Refueling Engagement
July 5, 2023
Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, commander of the Washington Air National Guard, shakes hands with Group Capt. Anurruk Romnarak, Royal Thai Air Force, at Camp Murray, Wash., June 30, 2023, at the final planning conference for an air refueling exercise later this year in Thailand. The Washington Guard and Thailand are partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Kid’s Artwork Selected for Nose Art on Oregon Air Guard F-15
June 29, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Michael and Ashyln Hartman, 173rd Maintenance Group, pose for a photo with their daughters June 23, 2023. Eleven-year-old Kaeylnn, left, designed the artwork on the nose of an F-15C at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls Falls, Oregon, in a Month of the Military Child contest.

173rd Fighter Wing to Host F-35 Training Squadron
May 26, 2023
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to Luke Air Force Base flies over Southern Oregon May 17, 2023, on a mission with the 173rd Fighter Wing assigned to Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The 173rd Fighter Wing was selected as the Air Force's preferred location to host a F-35A Lightning II formal training unit.