142nd Fighter Wing to conduct Independence Day flyovers

The schedule will kick off Sunday morning with a flyover near Ridgefield

The 142nd Wing out of the Portland Air National Guard Base, will conduct Independence Day flyovers for community events at locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. The schedule will kick off Sunday morning with a flyover near Ridgefield.

Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagles from the 142nd Fighter Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base, diligently maintain their watchful Aerospace Control Alert vigil; ready to respond any day or night in defense of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagles from the 142nd Fighter Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base, diligently maintain their watchful Aerospace Control Alert vigil; ready to respond any day or night in defense of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Colonel David Unruh, 142nd Wing commander, said the wing and Airmen are enthused for the July 4th flyovers. 

“Protecting our nation and community is a privilege we take seriously. Everyday, F-15 Eagles of the 142nd Wing are on watch. On the anniversary of our independence, we are glad to help celebrate our independence in a very American way. When you look up and see your United States Air National Guard Eagles overhead, remember that your nation is strong. The 142nd Wing is proud to be part of your Independence Day celebration.”

The F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at, or around, the designated times on Sun., July 4.

11 a.m. Ridgefield, Wash.

11:15 a.m. Warrenton, Ore.

11:30 a.m. Neskowin, Ore.

11:45 a.m. Creswell, Ore.

11:55 a.m. Turner, Ore.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

About the 142nd 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 Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border through their Aerospace Control Alert mission 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.

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