U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Zach Vaughan, a crew chief with the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., signals the F-15 pilot that the wheel chalks are in place curing preparation for taxi to the runway while in in Tucson, Ariz., Jan 17, 2020. The wing brought five F-15 aircraft and nearly 90 people to help the 162nd Fighter Wing train fledgling F-16 pilots for two weeks. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Charles Trinchitella and his wife Ainslee enter through a presentation of sabers held by the local Junior ROTC cadets during the first Kingsley Field Military Ball held in Klamath Falls, Oregon January 11, 2020. Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing and their families had the opportunity to attend this event that honored the history and heritage of the unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
The overall Sentry Eagle 2020 patch features two F-15 aircraft over Crater Lake, Ore., perhaps the most distinctive feature in the local area. Its shape, that of a pentagon, symbolizes the actual Pentagon building located in Washington D.C. The building that integrates the different services and reflects the integration a real war requires. (Patch courtesy Red's Patches)
The newly painted 173rd Fighter Wing F-15C flagship sits in the hangar in front of the American flag July 8, 2020 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The aircraft was painted to honor the bases namesake, Medal of Honor recipient Lt. David R. Kingsley. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
Families watch as Santa Claus flies into base on a F-15 Eagle at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Dec. 8, 2019. The Kingsley Kids Holiday Party allows Airmen and their families to get together and enjoy company, food, and fun. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Tyler Cox, an instructor pilot with the 173rd Fighter Wing, fires a missile from an F-15 Eagle during a Weapons System Evaluation Program at Tyndall AFB, Fla., July 27, 2011. Cox applied to become a pilot for the wing as an enlisted Airman assigned to Kingsley Field in 2003, and today wears the rank of lieutenant colonel after spending the last 10 years flying the F-15 Eagle and amassing nearly 2,000 flight hours. (Photo courtesy James Haseltine, High-G Productions)
The 173rd Fighter Wing will host the 17th Sentry Eagle air-to-air combat exercise July 15 to 19, 2020. Additionally, the public is invited to enjoy a wide variety of fighter aircraft, military operations, and static displays during the Open House on Saturday, 18 July and admission is free.
Dave Roever, a Vietnam War survivor and motivational speaker on resiliency, shares his story with the Airmen at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon August 28, 2019. Roever was severly burned when a phospherous grenade denoated in his hand, and against all odds survived and shares his story of resiliency to inspire. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Williams, a health and fitness trainer at the 173rd Fighter Wing, demonstrates proper body position for push-ups to a group of assembled Airmen as part of a fitness and nutrition class, Sept. 7, 2019. The wing has created a Community Health and Wellness Center (CHAWC) in order to support the health, nutrition, and fitness needs of Airmen at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik)

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