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Welcome to the 173rd Fighter Wing

The 173rd Fighter Wing is responsible for training the best air-to-air combat pilots in the world. Also, as part of the Air National Guard, the wing serves State of Oregon and our nation in times of peace and war. Kingsley Field is home to the 173rd Fighter Wing which is located in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Mission

Produce the Best Air-to-Air Combat Pilots, Intelligence Specialists, and Healthcare Professionals and Serve Our State and Nation in Times of Peace and War.

Vision

Citizen Soldiers Building a World Class Training Center to Serve Our Community, the State of Oregon, and the Nation.

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.