Friday, July 27, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. William Briones stands at attention with his fellow Airmen of the 173rd Security Forces Squadron during a demobilization ceremony, July 21, recognizing 26 Airmen from the 173 Fighter Wing Security Forces who recently deployed to Afghanistan for six months.
The deployment was unique for the Security Forces Airmen. They spent the majority of their time working outside the wire ensuring the security and safety of Coalition Forces--a first for deployed security forces from Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Oregon Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson, 173 Fighter Wing Public Affairs.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The 2-218 FA received the award for exceptionally meritorious conduct of sustainment and security missions that took place over a 150,000 square mile area of operations during their July 2009 - April 2010 deployment to Iraq.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jalayna Lagomarsino, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Members of the Singapore Armed Forces and the U.S. military face off in an ultimate rugby tournament July 12 at the Regional Training Institute, Waimanalo, Hawaii.
The game took place during the bilateral training exercise, Tiger Balm 2012. Members of the Oregon Army National Guard are training with Singapore counterparts during the week-long exercise in Hawaii.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Boyd, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Oregon Air National Guard.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the 142nd Fighter Wing out of Portland and the 173rd Fighter Wing out of Klamath Falls, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations and times on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
142nd Fighter Wing:
10:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Hood River, Ore.
10:15 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Prineville, Ore.
10:35 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Hillsboro, Ore.
10:55 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Camas, Wash.
11:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Sunnyside, Wash.
11:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Cannon Beach, Ore.
11:10 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Rockaway Beach, Ore.
11:20 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Neskowin, Ore.
11:35 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Ridgefield, Wash.
11:35 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Boardman, Ore.
11:45 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, Longview, Wash.
12:00 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, Monmouth, Ore.
12:30 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, Manzanita, Ore.
12:35 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, Oak Hills, Ore.
1:05 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, White Salmon, Wash.
173rd Fighter Wing:
9:15 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Central Point, Ore.
10:00 a.m. Lake of the Woods Independence Day Celebration, Lake of the Woods, Ore.
10:15 a.m. Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Celebration, Ashland, Ore.
10:25 a.m. 4th of July Parade and community picnic, Hines, Ore.
10:25 a.m. 4th of July Parade, Yoncalla, Ore.
10:30 a.m. July 4th Celebration, Creswell, Ore.
10:45 a.m. 4th of July Parade, Eagle Point, Ore.
There will also be a flyover July 6 at 6:45 p.m. over Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, Ore. for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Patriotic Tribute event.
All flyovers will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and at approximately 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be cancelled 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. 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 facility in the United States.