Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Miss Oregon 2009 tours Portland Air National Guard Base

Members of the 142nd Fighter Wing's Explosine Ordinance Disposal unit pose with Miss Oregon 2009, CC Barber, and one of the EOD robots, named "Wallie," during Barber's tour of the Portland Air National Guard Base, Aug. 4. Barber was crowned Miss Oregon last month. She spent the day meeting with members of the Oregon Air National Guard, as well as touring the base. Pictured from left to right: Chief Master Sgt. Marc Savy, Master Sgt. Brian Wade, Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Sadler, Miss Oregon 2009 CC Barber, Capt. Christopher Velat and Airman 1st Class Levi Zachary.

Airmen at the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore., hosted the newly-crowned Miss Oregon yesterday.

CC Barber, 22, of Scappoose, Ore., who was crowned Miss Oregon on July 18, at the Miss Oregon Scholarship Pageant in Seaside, toured units at the 142nd Fighter Wing. She arrived with her official escort and publicist around 1:00 p.m., Tuesday.

She toured the Fighter Wing Flight Operations, Life Support and maintenance shops, base security forces, the new firehouse, the explosive ordnance disposal shop, and the 125th Special Tactics Squadron. Barber was also able to sit inside the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle.
"Before today, I had no idea what went on here at (the base), but now I have a whole new understanding of the Air Force here and what you guys do to protect us 24 hours a day," Barber said.

Barber graduated from Scappoose High School as a varsity athlete with an honors diploma in 2005. She is in her final semester at Samuel Merritt University as a nursing student, and hopes to continue on to receive a Bachelor Degree in nursing with a concentration in neonatology.

Miss Oregon 2009, CC Barber, is shown the cockpit of one of the F-15 Eagles at the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing, from pilot, Capt. Josh Hovanas, during Barber's visit to the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore., Aug. 4, 2009.

The 142nd Fighter Wing is located at the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore. Approximately 1,000 airmen at the wing are tasked with the Air Sovereignty Alert Mission and the airspace security over the Pacific Northwest region.

Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon Military Department Social Media Manager

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