First Operational F-15EX Eagle II Delivered To Oregon Air National Guard | Aviation

The first F-15EX lands at Portland Air National Guard Base. (Image credit: Oregon ANG)

The new aircraft, which is set to replace the aging F-15C/D Eagle, will be assigned to the 142nd Wing at Portland Air National Guard base.

The first F-15EX Eagle II has been delivered to an operational unit, the 142nd Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, on June 6, 2024. The aircraft, 20-0008, is the first of 18 that will arrive to Portland Air National Guard Base in the following years.

Before delivery, the aircraft has received the tail flash and insignia of the 123rd Fighter Squadron and the Oregon ANG.

A video shared by Boeing shows that 20-0007, which will be delivered in the next two weeks, received full color tail flash, while 20-0008 received a subdued variant.

The delivery of the first Eagle II to the Oregon ANG represents the first time a new weapon system is delivered to the Air National Guard before serving in the Air Force. So far, six F-15EXs have been delivered to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they are supporting developmental and operational tests on the new aircraft, while Portland is receiving the first…

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