The 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, rolled out a locally developed Squadron Commander’s Course, here in January. Twelve current squadron commanders and junior officers participated in this three day course, designed to equip them with lessons learned and command tools as they work in leadership roles.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob Graham, a vehicle operations mechanic with the 173rd Fighter Wing, removes a cotter pin from a damaged plow roll-over assembly, Jan. 8, 2019 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The parts for this older plow are growing harder to find, and the mechanics will have to fabricate one part on-site in order to return this snow plow to service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)
Airmen from teh 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron are welcomed home from deployment to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq during a demobilization ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, January 4, 2019.
The 173rd Fighter Wing Comptroller flight, better known as the finance office, undertook a fundraiser to support the local Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank during the holiday season and presented the funds to Niki Sampson, the food bank director, Jan. 10, 2019. The funds raised will equate to 44,840 pounds of food for those in need, more than double what the office raised last year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)
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)

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