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News Release
142nd Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations (Photo) - 10/05/21

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing will conduct routine
F-15 Eagle night training missions October 5-7, 2021.

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 particularly important for Oregon and the entire Pacific Northwest,” said
Col. David Unruh, 142nd Wing Commander. “We stand ready day or night, rain or shine
to ensure everyone can go about their lives freely without fear of attack from the air.
Night flying, with its additional challenges, hones the tactical edge to razor sharpness.”

Night flying is conducted as an essential training requirement for nighttime maneuvers.
Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 p.m.


About the 142nd Wing:

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs around 1,500 Airmen who provide an
economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd 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.

Photo Caption:

A 142nd Wing F-15 Eagle taxis down the runway for takeoff during a week of night flying, September 11, 2019, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. Night training allows Citizen Airman pilots to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Steph Sawyer, 142nd Wing Public Affairs) 

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