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Our third and final story on the Portland Air National Guard 142nd Fighter Wing... it was a thrill to tell the stories of the men and women — our neighbors — who go to work every day to protect us. Thanks for watching!
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The Oregon Air National Guard is known best for the F-15s that fly overhead, but there are other airmen with quieter, yet incredibly important, missions at the Portland Air National Guard Base.Some call it the sound of freedom, as the F-15 Eagle roars thro
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Here’s how our Oregon Air National Guard fighter pilots in the 142nd Fighter Wing train to be the best of the best, so they’re ready when the nation or state calls.
http://katu.com/…/protecting-our-skies-flying-with-oregon-a…

Oregon’s Air National Guard is ready to go at a moment’s notice.The fighter pilots with the 142nd Fighter Wing are on standby 24/7 next to the runway at the Portland Air National Guard Base, which is on the other side of Portland International Airport.They
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Wildfire east of the Dalles. Evacuated residents of Celilo Village just returned back home as of 6:20 AM. This video was shot around 5 AM. It is spreading east to the Deshutes River... Fire fighters hope to stop it there.
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Students at Oregon City High School stage "walkout " to protest recent racist incidents, as a showing of solidarity. One poster reads "we are all the same."
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15,000 feet in less than 30 seconds! A few weeks ago, Jackie Labrecque took the ride of her life in an F-15 with a 142nd Fighter Wing pilot. Get the full experience tonight at 6 on KATU News.

Bank left! Whoooooo... this is a sampling of the dog fight we got into with our wingman. It's all part of the training fighter pilots with the 142nd Fighter Wing do to protect all of us. The story AIRS (see what I did there) TONIGHT on KATU News at 6!

Oh and huge kudos to my colleague, Evan Bell, who has also put in uncountable hours to tell this story. #LiveOnK2

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UPDATE: We are delaying airing this story - likely until tomorrow. It needs a good chunk of air time, and with the snow coming in to our area... our first job is to keep the public safe and informed. Can't wait to show you what they do up there! #LiveOnK2

Putting the finishing touches on our story tonight about taking flight with the fighter pilots with the 142nd Fighter Wing with the Oregon Air National Guard. The report shows what it takes to get off the ground, and how they train to be the best of the best — including a mock dog flight and refueling mid-air. It’s airs tonight on KATU News at 6.

Ever hear those roaring F-15s above? Here’s what it’s all about.
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You've likely heard the deafening roar of the F-15's that fly overhead, departing from the Portland Air National Guard Base across from Portland International Airport.During a 24-hour shift on the flight line there is plenty of downtime for the fighter pil
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When you fly with fighter pilots you have to train on what to do in case of an emergency... and... other things. 😉 Our series on the 142nd Fighter Wing at Portland Air National Guard Base starts tonight on KATU News at 6!

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Snow fun! ⛄️ ❄️ made this guy just in time... it’s turning to rain here on the Portland/Beaverton line. KATU News

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I’m so excited to tell the story of the Oregon Air National Guard. The 142nd Fighter Wing at the Portland Air National Guard Base. It’s Oregon and SW Washington’s Air Force. They’re not only ready to go under the President’s orders, but also the Governor.

You’ve probably heard those jets overhead, but what do they really do up there? We take an in-depth look at the men and women who go to work every day to protect us... airmen who’ve intercepted Russian bombers off the Oregon... coast. I had the privilege to fly along with the fighter pilots in the F-15 to see how they train to be the best of the best. What a ride! (More on that to come 😉)!

This story’s been months in the making... lots of planning, then a few weeks of shooting, writing, and editing. My colleague, photographer Evan Bell, has helped coordinate everything with meticulous detail... it’s been a thrill to collaborate. Our three-part series starts airing Monday night on KATU News at 6. We hope you’ll tune in!

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Four Lincoln City schools are closed TODAY (Friday) because of a school shooting threat, that police now believe was not real.

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SO cute, love this story by my colleague, Genevieve Reaume - KATU ❤️ AND I'll take Spring! 🌺

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Need a smile this morning? These two minutes will help.

Legend is, hedgehogs are the ones who used to predict the weather, not groundhogs. The Oregon Zoo knows... that and called in "Fufu the hedgehog" for the job!

And if you don't care about the weather, just watch it to listen to these girls below. Hysterical.

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This topic got a LOT of discussion when I posted it in a Portland Moms group... what do you think?
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There's a national push to get newborn babies breastfeeding and bonding with Mom right away and in the first few minutes of life.This means many hospitals are eliminating nurseries, so babies are with Mom full-time. Some local moms are loving the new trend
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Are you prepared if a #Tsunami is headed to the coast? Main takeaways from the #TsunamiWatch on OR/WA coasts after 7.9 earthquake: 1) Have a plan, and a go bag ready, 2) Don't call 911 or local non-emergency numbers, they're busy prepping for an evacuation if it comes to that. (Pictured here is Cannon Beach evacuation button in Fire Dept.). #LiveOnK2

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I cannot even watch this. You are so brave, Wes! 😬

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And here's the video evidence to prove it actually happened!

More than six months later, still no answers.
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He was shot dead in his own home and now, more than six months later, there is still no arrest in the death of Brian Spaulding.With her brother's picture on her wall, Kate Bostick can see his smile when she wants to.Honestly it's hard. I avoid looking righ
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That says -30, folks. Gah! This is Northern NH, in the White Mountains... we are now headed to my parent’s in the southern part of the state where it’s a balmy -9. 😬⛄️❄️
Happy New Year!

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