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142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations (Photo) - 07/10/17

PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions July 12-13, 2017.

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 almost monthly as it provides essential training for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:30 p.m.

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, on 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert 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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Oregon National Guard participates in Independence Day celebrations (Photo) - 07/04/17

170704-Z-PL933-001: Col. Jeffrey Smith, the 173rd Fighter Wing commander, and Col. Tim Ebner, instructor pilot, 173rd Fighter Wing, fly F-15 Eagles over Lake of the Woods, Oregon, July 4, 2017. The Oregon Air National Guard conducted flyovers at various locations throughout Oregon as part of Independence Day celebrations. The 173rd Fighter Wing, based in Klamath Falls, Oregon, is home to the nation's premier F-15 pilot training school. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170704-Z-OT568-006: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment, participate in the 82nd annual St. Paul Rodeo Parade, July 4, 2017 in St. Paul, Oregon. The Soldiers towed an M119A3 Howitzer and one of the battalion's new M777A Howitzers with vehicles in the parade and greeted viewers along the route. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170704-Z-OT568-008: An Oregon Army National Guard Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment, greets viewers along the parade route during the 82nd annual St. Paul Rodeo Parade, July 4, 2017 in St. Paul, Oregon. Soldiers towed an M119A3 Howitzer and one of the battalion's new M777A Howitzers with vehicles in the parade. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170704-Z-OT568-013: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment, participate in the 82nd annual St. Paul Rodeo Parade, July 4, 2017 in St. Paul, Oregon. The Soldiers towed an M119A3 Howitzer and one of the battalion's new M777A Howitzers with vehicles in the parade and greeted viewers along the route. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170704-Z-YJ247-001: Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Jacob Allan, with the 234th Army Band, prepares to play Taps during the Keizer Volcanoes Annual Patriotic Tribute in Keizer, Oregon, July 4, 2017. This year marked the 10th Annual Patriotic Tribute honoring Service Members and fallen warriors from all branches of the U.S. military. (Photo by Capt. Heather Bashor, Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

170704-Z-YJ247-002: Members of the Oregon National Guard Honor Guard present the colors at the 10th Annual Patriotic Tribute at the Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, Oregon, July 4, 2017. This year marked the 10th Annual Patriotic Tribute honoring Service Members and fallen warriors from all branches of the U.S. military. (Photo by Capt. Heather Bashor, Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

170704-Z-YJ247-003: Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel (third from left), Adjutant General, Oregon; Brig. Gen. William Edwards (second from left), Oregon Army National Guard Land Component Commander; and Oregon National Guard Chaplain Scott Delbridge (left), together, with U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader (center) thank Gold Star Families of fallen U.S. Military Service Members during a ceremony at the Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, Oregon, July 4, 2017. This year marked the 10th Annual Patriotic Tribute honoring Service Members and fallen warriors from all branches of the U.S. military. (Photo by Capt. Heather Bashor, Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs)

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Oregon Air National Guard flyovers scheduled for the Fourth of July holiday (Photo) - 06/30/17

The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct Independence Day flyovers at various locations throughout Oregon.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at or near the designated times on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

The 142nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers:
10:00 a.m., Independence Day Parade, Hillsboro, Oregon.
11:00 a.m., Clatskanie Heritage Day 4th of July Parade, Clatskanie, Oregon.
11:00 a.m., Ridgefield Fourth of July Parade, Ridgefield, Washington.
11:25 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
12:20 p.m., 4th of July Celebration and 50th City Anniversary, Maywood Park, Oregon.

The 173rd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers:
9:45 a.m., Central Point Freedom Festival, Central Point, Oregon.
10:00 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
10:15 a.m., 4th of July Celebration, Ashland, Oregon.
10:30 a.m., Lake of the Woods 4th of July Celebration, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
11:00 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Eagle Point, Oregon.
11:15 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Neskowin, Oregon.
11:20 a.m., Creswell 4th of July Parade and Celebration, Creswell, Oregon.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941, proudly serving the state and nation for 75 years. The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training school.

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