Friday, April 15, 2011

Oregon's newest, eldest citizen-Airmen commemorate 70th anniversary ofOregon Air Guard with wreath-laying

110415-F-1639C-481 by oregonmildep 110415-F-1639C-481, a photo by oregonmildep on Flickr.

Airman 1st Class Elliot Gile, (right), and retired Chief Master Sgt. Jack Klein, (left), participate in a wreath-laying ceremony during the Oregon Air National Guard’s 70th Anniversary celebration at the Portland Air National Guard Base, in Portland, Ore., April 15. Gile, a crew chief with the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, is the newest member of the unit, while Klein is a former member of the 142nd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, and served in the Pacific in WWII as a radar operator. Klein joined the ORANG in 1947, and was part of the 50-man cadre that started the new squadron. The ceremony also included the unveiling of Boeing’s new AESA Radar System for Oregon’s F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft. More than 300 Airmen, Soldiers, friends, family, community members and supporters turned out for the morning ceremony. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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