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Aircrew from Little Rock Air Force Base unload a Humvee from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules during the second Cascadia Airlift exercise June 3, 2019 at Astoria, Oregon. The Cascadia Airlift exercise is designed to show that Kingsley Field is a valuable staging point for relief and emergency response in the event of such a Cascadia Subduction Zone event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Adam Smith)
U.S. Air Force Colonel Jeff Edwards, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, salutes Brigadier General Donna Prigmore, commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, after accepting the wing guidon during a change of command ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, June 1, 2019. Colonel Jeff Edwards took command of the wing as Colonel Jeff Smith retired after 24 years of service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
The 173rd Fighter Wing will not host a Sentry Eagle exercise this year due to major construction projects scheduled throughout the year.
On June 1, 2019 Col. Jeff “Sled” Smith will step down as the Commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, and Col. Jeff “Thug” Edwards will take command of the wing. It marks the final chapter in their careers which began when they stepped off the same bus at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Horne, 173rd Maintenance Group Structural Shop, right, shows the potential of 3D printing parts to U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donna Prigmore, Oregon Air National Guard commander, during her visit, March 1, 2019, on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Prigmore served as the vice commander for the 173rd FW previously, and this was her first visit here since taking command of the ORANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Riley Johnson)
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)
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)

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