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November 10, 2009
Oregon Air National Guard F-15s to Perform Fly-Overs for Veterans Day
 
 
SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Air National Guard will salute America's fallen heroes and veterans with flyovers for various ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon.

The 142nd Fighter Wing, based in Portland, will launch F-15 Eagle fighter jets for flyovers at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009.

11:30 a.m. Ross/Hollywood, Portland, Ore.
11:45 a.m. Albany, Ore.
13:00 p.m. Estacada, Ore.


The 173rd Fighter Wing, based in Klamath Falls, will also launch F-15 Eagle fighter jets for flyovers at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009.

11:00 a.m. Klamath Falls, Ore.
11:20 a.m. Redmond, Ore.
11:30 a.m. Bend, Ore.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941.

The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system.

The 173rd Fighter Wing remains the premier F-15 pilot training facility in the United States.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and 350 knots airspeed. Flights could be cancelled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.
 
Contact Info: Captain Stephen Bomar
Public Affairs Officer
Oregon Military Department
503-584-3885