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Press Release
February 01, 2010
Five Oregon airmen to depart for Haiti tomorrow, to assist with Haiti relief efforts
Five Oregon Air National Guard members from the 142nd Fighter Wing will assist with the ongoing earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

The airmen are scheduled to depart Portland International Airport tomorrow morning via a commercial flight.

The five citizen-airmen are members of the 123rd Weather Flight, a tenant unit of the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing, based at the Portland Air National Guard Base in Portland, Ore.

The group will provide weather operations and support at the Port-au-Prince Airport in Haiti, as part of the military task force already in place.

According to Chief Master Sgt. Jim Hotaling, Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Combat Operations Group, the group will spend approximately three months in Haiti providing the task force with weather operations support.

Members of the United States military have been assisting with ongoing relief efforts following a series of devastating earthquakes which struck Haiti Jan. 12.

The Oregon Air National Guard has approximately 2,200 airmen in the state of Oregon, based at the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Ore., and the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Contact Info: Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs NCOIC: 503-269-6470.