PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing will conduct routine F-15 Eagle night training missions on February 23-24, 2022.
Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots assigned to the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements.
“We train at night to maintain combat readiness and all-weather capabilities. These proficiencies are what is required for us to stay out front and win the wars,” said 142nd Wing Commander, Col. Todd Hofford. “We appreciate the accommodation of the local communities who may hear us at night. Please have confidence that we’re exercising what is required to stay strong and ready.”
Night flying is an essential training requirement for nighttime competency maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 p.m.
About the 142nd Wing:
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.