The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing will conduct routine F-15 Eagle night training missions Jan. 5-9 and 12-14.
“Night flying is particularly important for Oregon because the 142nd Wing provides 24/7/365 top-cover for the entire Pacific Northwest,” 142nd Wing Commander Colonel David Unruh said. “The night training ensures our pilots maintain the highest level of readiness. Night flying, with its additional challenges, hones the tactical edge to razor sharpness.”
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 as an essential training requirement for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 11 p.m.
About the 142nd Wing
The Portland Air National Guard Base employs approximately 1,400 airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $130 million to the region, according to a release from the Oregon Air National Guard.