The F-15EX’s Delivery To Portland ANGB As Seen By Pilots | Aviation

The 142nd Wing received its first two F-15EX Eagle II jets, beginning the replacement of the unit’s existing fleet of F-15Cs.

As we reported last month, the 142nd Wing at Portland Air National Guard Base received its first F-15EX Eagle II on Jun. 5, 2024, following by the second one on Jul. 2. Notably, the second aircraft delivered (EX-007), is the unit’s new flagship and has received a full color tail flash, while the EX-008 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 operational examples.

With EX-007 now in Portland, Boeing has now completed the delivery of the Lot 1B of the F-15EX’s production. Portland ANGB is expected to receive a total of 18 Eagle IIs in the following years, which will replace the F-15Cs of the 123rd Fighter Squadron.

The base is now expected to hold a formal unveiling ceremony on Jul, 12.

The first F-15EX’s delivery

At the commands of EX-007 during the delivery flight were Maj….


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