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142nd Fighter Wing to Conduct Night Flying

Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 p.m.

Oregon F-15
An F-15 Eagle from the 142nd Fighter Wing takes off from the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., Feb. 20, 2014. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night flying training missions January 26-29.

The 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 conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 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.

Source: News Release from Oregon Military Department

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Vic January 29, 2015 3:06 pm (Pacific time)

While veterans and families are sleeping on the streets and in their cars,I guess we can spare and be proud to waste $500,000,000 for mercenaries to play war with their jets that we, the taxpayers also paid for. The US military is a parasitic tumor on America... wanna-be killers getting to play war on our dime. No money for schools, roads, medical care..but plenty for our "warriors"... Disgusting waste of money...for the most despicable vermin amongst us...mercenaries. Nothing more....

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