PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE TO CONDUCT TEMPORARY NIGHT FLYING OPERATIONS

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News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: September 5th, 2017 9:52 AM
PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD (PANG) BASE, Ore. — The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions September 5-8, 2017.

Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based in Portland and Vancouver to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. These missions are conducted monthly as they provide essential training in the use of night vision goggles and aircraft maneuvering in nighttime flying scenarios.

Flights will depart from and land at the Portland International Airport. In an effort to foster communication with the community and the Port of Portland, training flights will conclude each evening before 11:00 p.m.

For more information, contact 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, at 503-335-4347.

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 unequaled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.