142ND WING TO CONDUCT TEMPORARY NIGHT FLYING OPERATIONS

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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:

A 142nd Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle taxis down the runway for takeoff during a week of nightflying, 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 Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

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.