U.S. Air Force Col. Jeff Smith, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, right, helps Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson strap into an F-15D Eagle before a familiarization flight Nov. 4, 2018, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. The secretary’s visit provided her a first-hand look at the wing’s mission as the sole provider of F-15C air superiority pilots to the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Riley Johnson)
Oregon Army and Air National Guardsmen high crawl through the Pacific Ocean surf during the Omaha Beach event as part of the 2018 Oregon National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon, on August 18, 2018. The competitors from multiple Oregon National Guard units across the state were tested on physically and mentally demanding warrior tasks during the three-day event to determine the Soldier/Airman and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. George Mulleneix, of the 173rd Fighter Wing, is harnessed to a litter and is preparing to descend a very steep slope during training with Klamath County Sheriff’s Dept. Search and Rescue where he is a volunteer member. The group trains for situations like this and many other emergencies on a regular basis in order to ready themselves for actual victim recoveries. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. T.J. Lombardi)
173rd Fighter Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Mark McDaniel, was selected as the new Oregon Air National Guard State Command Chief.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Dominic Ingle, the incomming 173rd Fighter Wing command chief, accepts the wing guidon from Col. Jeff Smith, 173rd FW commander, during a change of authority ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Sept. 9, 2018, signifying his acceptance of authority. During the ceremony, Chief Master Sgt. Mark McDaniel relinquished authority and Ingle assumed authority as the newest wing command chief. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik)
173rd Fighter Wing members organize events for the local chapter of Team Red, White and Blue an organization which works to improve the lives of Veterans through fitness and outdoor activities like this snowshoe outing at Crater Lake National Park last winter. (Photo courtesy Senior Airmen Jeremy Wadkins, 173rd Fighter Wing)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Brian Hopkins, a dentist assigned to Scott Air Force Base, and Master Sgt. Bethany Blevins, a dental technician assigned to the 173rd Medical Group, Oregon Air Guard, conducts a procedure on a patient during Tropic Care Maui County, Lanai, HI. Aug. 13, 2018. Tropic Care Maui County 2018 provides medical service members and support personnel "hands-on" readiness training to prepare for future deployments while providing direct and lasting benefits to the people of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai, August 11-19. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Justyn M Freeman)

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#TeamKingsley Airmen training to respond to wild fires in our beautiful State! #WeAreOregon
The #TeamKingsley Fire Department responded to the fast moving #LinkTrailFire, yesterday. A team effort from Fire Departments across Klamath County worked together to quickly contain and extinguish this fire before it damaged any structures or loss to natural resources. Thank you to our fantastic fire fighters for their amazing work! #WeAreOregon
#TeamKingsley, when you are out enjoying the great outdoors in our fantastic State, don't forget we are under a "High Fire Danger" status in the Klamath and Lake District. The attached release from the Oregon Department of Forestry outlines what you can and cannot do while you are out and about in beautiful Southern Oregon. #WeAreOregon
Independence day celebrations may be over and the fireworks may be gone, but the night skies will still be rumbling this evening The 173rd Fighter Wing will be conducting night flying this week, beginning this evening and going through Thursday night. For any questions or concerns contact the Public Affairs office at 541-885-6677.
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Happy Independence Day!
Oregon Air National Guard flyovers scheduled for the Fourth of July holiday The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct Independence Day flyovers at various locations throughout Oregon. F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at or near the designated times on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The 173rd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers: 10:30 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Klamath Falls, Oregon. 10:50 a.m., Ashland’s 4th of July Parade, Ashland, Oregon. 10:52 a.m., Central Point Freedom Festival, Central Point, Oregon 11:00 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Eagle Point, Oregon. 11:30 a.m., Neskowin Patriotic Celebration, Neskowin, Oregon. 11:55 a.m., Creswell 4th of July Parade & Celebration, Creswell, Oregon. 12:30 p.m., Lake of the Woods 4th of July Celebration, Lake of the Woods, Oregon. The 142nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers: 1:15 p.m., Manzanita 4th of July Parade, Manzanita, Oregon. 1:30 p.m., Independence Day Grand Parade, Independence, Oregon. 1:45 p.m., 4th of July Parade, Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 3:00 p.m., 4th of July Parade, Warrenton, Oregon. All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies. The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941. The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training facility for the U.S. Air Force.
The 173rd Security Forces Squadron motto is "Ready Defenders." Read how they put this into action during their annual training here at Kingsley Field: http://www.173fw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1559533/173rd-security-forces-train-for-deployments-both-in-state-and-abroad/
Are you ready to create your own Success Story? Staff Sgt. Pena shares her story and how being a part of #TeamKingsley helped her accomplish her education goals. If you are ready for yours, contact the 173rd Fighter Wing Recruiting office at 541-885-6649.
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Congratulations to Major Josh Downs as he takes command of the 173rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Lt. Col. Lee Bouma as he takes command of the 173rd Maintenance Squadron. Airmen from the respective squadrons gathered for an official ceremony at Kingsley Field June 15 to recognize the passing of the guidon to the new commanders.
Oregon Guardsmen will now receive 100% tuition assistance while attending an Oregon school! This weekend, #TeamKingsley hosted a signing ceremony for this important occasion. Read more: http://www.173fw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1554660/governor-ceremoniously-signs-state-tuition-assistance-bill-for-oregon-national/
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A squadron of new aircraft is up and running at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore.; the Adversary Air Squadron (ADAIR) is a contract service from Draken International, which provides adversaries for student pilots to train against for the next six weeks. Read more: http://www.173fw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1548747/173rd-fighter-wing-expands-training-with-contract-adversary-air/
We hope we never have to use our Crash, Damaged, Disabled Aircraft Recovery team, but this #training keeps always ready to respond in case of a mishap. Read more: http://www.173fw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1548713/173rd-fw-cddar-team-trains-for-aircraft-crash-recovery/
Being able to respond to the needs of our Airmen quickly is essential to maintain a healthy and ready force. The 173rd Fighter Wing chaplain's office has a new tool that will allow them to serve our Airmen anywhere. The Tactical Field Religious Support Kit, a first for the State of Oregon, allows the Chaplain's office to set up anywhere our Airmen are responding. Read more here: http://www.173fw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1541668/the-tactical-field-religious-support-kit-increases-173rd-fw-chaplains-readiness/
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Julius Romasanta took command of the 550th Fighter Squadron June 1, 2018 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The 550th Fighter Squadron is the active duty squadron stationed at Kingsley Field and is integrated in the 173rd Fighter Wing mission.
In the Air National Guard, we develop realistic, hi-tech training that capitalizes on our military and civilian skills. This weekend, our Crash Damaged Disabled and Recovery (CDDAR) Team had the opportunity to participate in that optimal training. The CDDAR Team practiced an air bag lift on a training F-15 Eagle, sharpening their skills for the future.
Who has been to Antarctica? That number is limited to a select few and one #TeamKingsley chaplain can add his name to the list. Thanks to a partnership between the Air National Guard and the National Science Foundation (NSF) our 173rd Fighter Wing chaplain had the opportunity to practice his skills in one of the most inhospitable places in the world. Read more: http://www.173fw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1535778/173rd-fighter-wing-provides-national-science-foundation-an-antarctic-partner/
#Partnerships make us stronger in the Air National Guard! The 173rd Fighter Wing shares a strong community partnership with the Klamath Falls, Oregon community. http://www.173fw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1534055/strong-community-partnerships-bolster-173rd-fws-mission/
#TeamKingsley is getting in to the #HolidaySpirit ! #Airmen from Squadrons across the base showcased their equipmen… https://t.co/lsYj3Et2mw
#TeamKingsley, this Sunday is the annual Children's Holiday party open to all base members and their families! Brin… https://t.co/9eTnq62Rk1
UPDATE!!! Night flying will continue through Thursday to meet student training schedules. For questions or concern… https://t.co/LMTGTa31LX
The SAPR team will host a training session for all #TeamKingsley & their families on the latest trends in cyber cri… https://t.co/X4XUjvCfYN
#WorkingWednesday Check out our Aircrew Flight Equipment shop. These #Airmen are responsible for the maintenance, r… https://t.co/v3fFy3ERaX
#FunFactFriday 75 years ago construction began on Kingsley Field. Klamath Falls was selected because it has more VF… https://t.co/gTHHxLINZe
Just another day of teaching air supriority at the #LandofNoSlack, home of the greatest Eagle Drivers. #F15https://t.co/FZlt4u1fnc
#TeamKingsley will conduct #VeteransDay flyovers on Monday, Nov. 12 at the following locations: 11:00 am Klamath Fa… https://t.co/bKrK3rk5Y4
Is he wearing a #StarWars uniform? Is that a dinosaur in ABUs? Who knows what a Combat Dining-In is?… https://t.co/5zk3RycDq5
RT @usairforce: BMT curriculum changes to focus on inspiring, developing #Airmen. @JBSA_Official https://t.co/IHXXQMuQqf https://t.co/uArRr…
Raise your hand if you are guilty of adding an apostrophe to Veterans Day? ✋✋✋Don't worry, you are not alone. https://t.co/XYMkdfJazK
Check it out! @SecAFOfficial spent the weekend with #TeamKingsley. Read all about it. https://t.co/5tbiKpMZCt
It was a fantastic day at the #LandofNoSlack. @SecAFOfficial Heather Wilson had the opportunity to roar through th… https://t.co/PaGNeaGqLc
Sounds good to us! We hope you enjoyed your flight in a Kingsley Eagle! https://t.co/VyjyVgFcZZ
Thank you for spending the day with #TeamKingsley! It is an honor to share our mission with you and show you the… https://t.co/aQrFqVld77
#TeamKingsley was excited to host the honorable Dr. Heather Wilson, @SecAFOfficial. It was a fantastic day as she… https://t.co/lTacGZhj3b
@SecAFOfficial @AirNatlGuard #TeamKingsley had a fantastic day spent with the Honorable Dr. Wilson, Thanks for lett… https://t.co/UqOEJvkuyF
It is a little foggy this morning at the #LandofNoSlack, but #TeamKingsley is ready to get after it. Let's do this! https://t.co/BI220ytXfY
Hit like if you attended #STARBASE as a child! Children at the Kingsley Field STARBASE had a special visitor-- a re… https://t.co/zfVYpSew0Y
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Haas and Osborne on reaching 2,000 hours in the F-15 Eagle! Family and friends celebrat… https://t.co/ighzTFeWnB


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