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41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team to host pre-deployment town hall (Photo) - 09/12/19

Col. Eric Riley, the commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) is scheduled to hold a town-hall meeting to discuss the Brigade’s upcoming multi-country deployments. Soldiers, loved ones, media, and community members are invited to attend at 1:00 p.m. Sep.15 in the 2nd-floor Auditorium at The Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, OR 97015.

The 41st IBCT has a long history of serving our communities, state, and nation. The 41st is scheduled to deploy more than 1400 Oregonians to five different countries: Djibouti, Jordan, Kosovo, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)). The main emphasis for the Town-Hall meeting will be for the Portland metro area Soldiers deploying to Kosovo, Qatar, and UAE. Support from our families, loved ones, and employers are what makes it possible for us to deploy and serve our country.

For more information, contact the 41st IBCT Public Affairs Officer Major W. Chris Clyne 503-278-9834.

 

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41st IBCT Commander Col. Eric Riley speaking at the 2nd Battalion, 162 Infantry Family Farewell Event for the Brigade’s Task Force Jordan element Sep. 3 in Springfield, Ore. The task force is on its way to the county of Jordan for a nine-month deployment helping train Jordanian military forces. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations (Photo) - 09/10/19

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions September 10-12, 2019.

Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted as an essential training requirement for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:30 p.m.

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About the 142nd Fighter Wing:

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.

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An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, takes off from Nellis Air Force, Nev., on a late day sortie, June 8, 2017. Over 120 Oregon Air Guardsmen are supporting the Weapons Instructor Course during their three-week duty
An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, takes off from Nellis Air Force, Nev., on a late day sortie, June 8, 2017. Over 120 Oregon Air Guardsmen are supporting the Weapons Instructor Course during their three-week duty
142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations (Photo) - 08/27/19

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions August 27-29, 2019.

Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted as an essential training requirement for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:30 p.m.

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About the 142nd Fighter Wing:

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.

 

Governor Brown signs expansion of Tuition Assistance for Oregon National Guardsmen - 08/20/19


SALEM, Ore. – With the signing of House Bill 2817 by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, members of the
Oregon National Guard will be able to receive Tuition Assistance at Oregon Health and Science
University (OHSU) and private institutions in addition to community colleges and public higher education
institutions.


This law will expand higher education grants to qualified members of the Oregon National Guard by
permitting grant(s) to be used for undergraduate degree program at OHSU or qualifying private post-
secondary institutions or for program or curriculum designed to lead to certificate of completion at
community college, public university, OHSU or qualifying private post-secondary institution.


The law states that “Grants provided under this section shall be awarded to a qualified student for up to
90 credit hours at a community college; or 180 credit hours at a public university and now 180 credit
hours at a qualifying private institution; or 180 credit hours at Oregon Health and Science University.”


This benefit will be available for the 2020-21 academic year. The provision of HB 2817 helps expand on
HB 4035 signed by Gov. Brown on April 3, 2018 that established Tuition Assistance to members of the
Oregon National Guard to attend public universities and community colleges, and began during the
2018-19 academic year.


Both laws require student to be in “Good standing” with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or
higher at OHSU or qualifying private and public intuitions at which they are enrolled.

 

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