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142nd Fighter Wing to conduct 4th of July flyovers


Photo provided by the Portland Air National Guard Base.

The 142nd Fighter Wing out of the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Oregon will conduct Independence Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at, or around, the designated times on Thursday, July 4.

10:45 a.m. Camas, Wash.

11:00 a.m. Ridgefield, Wash.

11:30 a.m. Manzanita, Ore.

11:32 a.m. Rockaway Beach, Ore.

11:40 a.m. Neskowin, Ore.

12:00 p.m. Monmouth, 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.

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 through their Aerospace Control Alert mission as part of the 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 or place.



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