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Hurricane Maria Relief Delivery de Comida y Agua
Airmen from the 270th and 241st Air Traffic Control Squadron provided community support to those affected by Hurricane Maria during a deployment to Ponce, Puerto Rico in October.
0 11/29
2017
The concept of Truth and Honesty fall directly in line with the Air Force Core Value of Integrity First.  (U.S. Air National Guard Illustration by Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar) Commander's Commentary - Integrity First
Thank you for an amazing Fiscal Year 2016!  With 5,110 hours flown, 4,181 sorties flown, over 60 student pilots graduated, a successful trip to Finland and aircraft delivery to Israel, RCP5 deployment prep...it was a busy year.  The busiest on Kingsley record with respect to the flying business.  Thanks for executing the mission safely and with the
0 10/05
2016
A foggy day and freezing temperatures conspired to make driving hazardous not two miles from the front gate at Kingsley Field. The top photo is the vehicle of a 173rd Fighter Wing spouse. Although no one was hurt both vehicles were too badly damaged to be repaired. (Photo courtesy 2nd Lt. Adrian Mateos) Icy roads force renewed focus on winter safety
Fog blanketed the Klamath Basin, Oct. 30. The spouse of a 173rd Medical Group Airman was traveling to work, only one mile away from Kingsley Field.Suddenly, she saw a stop sign emerge from the fog and she realized too late that road was covered in black ice. She was traveling too fast to stop, and to make matters worse an oncoming car was
0 1/19
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Operation Desert Storm - 25 years have passed
Operation Desert Storm began 25 years ago--I remember it like it was yesterday.  I was ten years old sitting in front of the TV with my parents as the skies above Baghdad lit up like the 4th of July. Until that moment, war was an intangible concept--something that happened in text books and old John Wayne movies.When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait,
0 1/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo Local airport policies adapt to growing drone popularity
The regulations associated with unmanned aircraft systems, better known as drones, are constantly changing in a struggle to keep up with their increasing popularity, availability and proliferation. Drone operations now include responsibilities related to that of manned flight and stiff penalties for operators who deviate from those
0 1/13
2016
Tech. Sgt. Jeff Childs, 173rd Fighter Wing sheet metals shop, requires a small mirror to help ensure his cutting tool does not cut the wing spar while taking fine cuts measuring only a thousandths of-an-inch on the skin of an F-15 aircraft wing. While removing the quarter inch of titanium skin covering the wing, the delicate part is ensuring he does not
damage the underlying spar. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson/released)
Anatomy of ingenuity and resourcefullness: Kingsley Airman leverages fabrication background to keep F-15s airborne
KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- What keeps the oldest fighter aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory airborne? The trend is increasing ingenuity and resourcefulness.Picture a muscle car, vintage 1978, and what it would mean to take that car to the quarter-mile track and ask for every last ounce of power and torque possible from its engine, running the
0 3/25
2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Penny Snoozy poses in selfies to demonstrate how natural and soft lighting can improve photograph quality at Kingsley Field, Ore. March 2, 2015.  Snoozy offers tips to keep Airmen professional in their social media endeavors to positively influence community opinion.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo illustration by Senior Airman Penny Snoozy/released) Good, bad, ANG members influence community opinion with #selfies
Air National Guard members should use discretion when taking and sharing self-portraits.With the rise of technology and social media, sharing photos with family and friends is easier than ever. But when using social media like Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat the self-portrait, or "selfie" reigns supreme.If you have a smart phone, you are taking
0 3/03
2015
Col. Kirk "Tick" Pierce is the new 173rd Fighter Wing commander as of January 10, 2015.  (U.S. Air Force photo / released) Incoming Commander introduces himself to Wing
As I attend my first drill weekend as an Oregon guardsman, I look forward to meeting and getting to know you over the next few months. All of you, Airman and civilian, have a well-deserved reputation for providing selfless service to our Nation and the state of Oregon.  I am extremely proud and honored to join you as a member of this great wing.As
0 1/13
2015
An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle from the 173rd Fighter Wing is almost unrecognizable as a fighter aircraft with multiple pieces missing from its body while sitting in the hangar at Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, Ore. Oct. 16, 2014.  This aircraft is going through phase maintenance where the 173rd FW maintainers closely inspect the aircraft for cracks and other types of damage, verifying that the 30 plus year old aircraft is safe to fly.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar/Released)  F-15 maintenance; the relationship between jet and maintainer
The life of a 173rd Fighter Wing maintainer at Kingsley Field, Oregon has fundamental qualities; first off you will be busy...really busy. The base routinely prepares 12 jets on a given day so 10 can fly in the morning and eight of those can fly in the afternoon. Every morning this creates a beehive of activity as numerous shops tend to the care of
0 10/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Heads up: major, new inspection here in September
Welcome to the new Air Force Inspection System! Most of you have heard this acronym, but maybe were not quite certain what it meant. Some have said, "It's the same thing we've been doing for years", "Inspections are inspections no matter what new spin you put on it", or "We're having an inspection in September, I better get ready!" If you are one
0 3/01
2014
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