News Release from Oregon Military Department
PORTLAND, Oregon – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct a combat readiness and massive aircraft response exercise September 8-9,2018.
This exercise will test the wing’s ability to complete its mission while simulating a hostile environment. This allows the wing to evaluate mission readiness for wartime assignments. The exercise will include night flying on Saturday, September 9, which will conclude by 9:30 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.
For more information, contact the 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 503-335-4347.