The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing will conduct routine F-15 Eagle night training missions October 5-7, 2021.

Night Flight Training

A 142nd Wing F-15 Eagle taxis down the runway for takeoff during a week of night flying, September 11, 2019, Portland Air National Guard Base. Night training allows the citizen airman pilots to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements.

Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements, according to a release from the Air National Guard.

“Night flying is particularly important for Oregon and the entire Pacific Northwest,” 142nd Wing Commander Col. David Unruh said. “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

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 the homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from Northern California to the Canadian border.

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