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The Oregon Air National Guard will help set the Independence Day mood in several local communities.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 takes off during the Oregon International Airshow at Hillsboro Airport in 2017. The Guard's F-15s will be roaring over local communities on Independence Day this year. F-15 fighter jets from the Oregon Air National Guard are set to fly over several cities in Oregon and two in Southwest Washington for Independence Day.

The jets, part of the 142nd Wing, will take off from the Portland Air National Guard Base at Portland International Airport and will soar above multiple July 4 celebrations and parades at a noticeably lower-than-normal altitude of 1,000 feet.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, the first community will see the aces' aerial "salute" at speeds of around 400 mph, officials said.

Here's when and where they're scheduled to fly:

• Lake Oswego, 10 a.m.

• Turner, 10:07 a.m.

• Monmouth, 10:10 a.m.

• Neskowin, on the Oregon Coast, 10:35 a.m.

• Rockaway Beach, 10:40 a.m.

• Clatskanie, 10:50 a.m.

• Camas, Washington, 11 a.m.

• Ridgefield, Washington, 11:06 a.m.

"There's no greater honor for us to salute this great nation on its day of independence than to be present, visible and heard with the air superiority of the F-15 Eagle," said Air Force Col. Todd Hofford, the wing's commander, in a prepared release. "The 142nd Wing and your hometown Air Force is proud to serve and protect all of our communities in the Pacific Northwest."

Flight paths could be rescheduled or canceled due to weather or other circumstances, officials said.

KOIN 6 News is a partner of the Pamplin Media Group


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