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  • Tire donation helps Kingsley Defenders stay ready

    173rd Security Forces Airmen present a certificate of appreciation to J.J. Nichols, an employee at the local Les Schwab Tire Center in Klamath Falls, Ore., after he was able to organize the donation of some old, used tires to the security forces squadron. The tires weigh anywhere from 75-500 pounds and can require a team of people to flip, which
  • Kingsley Airmen embrace Guard-Active integration

    Two of the United Stated Air Force’s components, active duty and Air National Guard, traditionally have similar national objectives while having different missions as they both work to defend the nation. However, at the 173rd Fighter Wing the addition of an active duty squadron means that these two components work side-by-side on the same mission—training fighter pilots.
  • Klamath Falls Airmen host school supply drive

    The 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen and Family Readiness Center came together on Saturday, August 4, 2018, to provide school supplies to the families of veterans and other Airmen. They worked with Operation Homefront, a civilian nonprofit organization, and the Dollar Tree to fill a room with everything a child would need to be ready for school.
  • Kingsley Field Fire Department fights local and regional fires

    During hot summer months, fires caused primarily by lighting, spread across the state’s forests and grasslands. Hot and dry conditions, combined with significant levels of forest underbrush, create large wildland fires, the largest of which are called conflagrations. Already these fires have dropped the Klamath Basin’s air quality to a hazardous level, the worst in the nation on Friday, Aug. 3. The 173rd Fighter Wing is working to stop these fires from spreading during one of the worst fire season Klamath County and the state of Oregon has experienced in many years.
  • 2018 ORANG Chief’s Advisory Council awards two scholarships

    The Oregon Air National Guard Chief’s Advisory Council awarded two $1,000 scholarships to two ORANG dependents.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen enjoy local beauty, work to preserve it

    Getting from Kingsley Field to just about anywhere will require a trip through some spectacular, natural beauty—or to put it another way the base lies in the heart of some amazing real estate. This fact is not lost on its Airmen. Many of Kingsley’s members consider its proximity to the outdoors an indispensable perk of life here.
  • 173rd FW Airmen train to support firefighting efforts in Oregon

    Fifty seven Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. spent two weeks up north preparing to assist wildland fire fighters in the state of Oregon.
  • Construction continues on new Kingsley Field Fire Department

    Construction ramps up on new state of the art Kingsley Fire Department July 14, 2018, on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. The construction crew broke ground for the new structure July, 2017 and is projected to complete the facility this fall. The 17,400 square foot building will be nearly 75 percent larger than the current fire department on
  • DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

    The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.Effective one year from the date of this change, eligibility to transfer those benefits will be limited to service members with less
  • 173rd Fighter Wing hosts first ever Cascadia Airlift Exercise

    Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing collaborated with C-130J crews from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. for a multidepartment disaster relief exercise on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore.