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F-15 now sports the LO logo

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Ellie McPeak, president of the Lake Oswego City Council, gets an upclose look at the new Lake Oswego logo adorning this F-15A Eagler Fighter. Helping the city councilor  is another Lake Oswegan, Col. Steve Gregg, commander of the 142nd Fighter Wing.

Lake Oswego is now part of the friendly skies of the USA.

The city was honored with a ceremony Monday at the Portland Air National Guard Base.

Ellie McPeak, president of the Lake Oswego City Council, and other Lake Oswegans were on hand for the unveiling of the logo on the nose of the jet.

'This logo will permanently be on this fighter plane,' McPeak said. 'It is pretty neat, if I do say so!'

Lake Oswego was among the 'Cities of Honor' selected from throughout the state of Oregon by the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard. Artwork was selected that reflects the spirit of each city and to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the United States Air Force.

Col. Steve Gregg, commander of the 142nd Fighter Wing, is a resident of Lake Oswego. He gave a presentation at the ceremony about the role of the Air National Guard in protecting the Northwest.

The Lake Oswego contingent included Jerri Ghiglieri, Jackie Partlow, Dan Carlson, Phil Traa, Dr. Scott Schlater and Capt. Don Forman of the Lake Oswego Police Department.