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  • 173rd Security Forces Support VIGILANT GUARD

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Nine members of the 173rd Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron, Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG), participated in the annual exercise VIGILANT GUARD in Anchorage, Alaska late April 2010. They joined with fifty other state and federal organizations to take part in this disaster-based training scenario that tests the
  • 173rd Medical Group supports humanitarian efforts

    Twenty three personnel from the 173rd Medical Group deployed to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala in support of "Beyond the Horizons" (BTH) Guatemala April 10 - 24, 2010.According to US Southern command fact file, "BTH" is a joint service, interagency Combined Field Training Exercise. It began in 2008, and allows troops specializing in engineering,
  • 173rd Fighter Wing prepares for future disasters

    "EXERCISE! EXERCISE! EXERCISE!" A collective groan can be heard throughout the base as those words boom across the load speaker. As the members of the 173rd Fighter Wing prepare for the upcoming Unit Compliance Inspection in September, base-wide exercises are becoming more and more common.One such exercise took place on April 6, 2010 at Kingsley
  • 2009 19th Air Force Instructor Pilot of the year

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- One of the 173rd Fighter Wing's own was named 19th Air Force 2009 Air-to-Air Fighter Pilot Instructor of the Year. Maj. Anthony "Too Tall" Dicarlo, an F-15 instructor pilot with the 114th Fighter Squadron, earned the award for his exemplary performance last year."Major Dicarlo's stellar performance and dedication to producing
  • 114th Fighter Squadron Reaches New Milestone

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - On Feb. 1, 2010 the 114th Fighter Squadron participated in a routine training mission that is standard at the F-15 schoolhouse. However, as the first F-15 landed on the snow-covered runway following the mission, a significant milestone was reached; since the inception of the air defense school house at Kingsley Field in 1983
  • Oregon Air Guard pilot surpasses 2,000 flying hours in F-15 fighter

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle pilot reached the 2,000 flight-hour milestone, Feb. 12, 2010.Maj. Jeffery Smith, an instructor pilot and the Chief of F-15 training for the 114th Fighter Squadron at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., crossed that threshold during a routine training mission.Smith is self effacing
  • Kingsley Field Ready to Accept all F-15C Training

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- The Air Force has decided to merge its active-duty F-15C training with the Oregon Air National Guard. The merger comes as Air Education and Training Command adjusts to the drawdown of F-15 fighter aircraft following Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended phasing out 112 of the service's 405 in current use, said Col. Jeff
  • Wing continues mission during Sentry Displacement

    GOWEN FIELD, Idaho - The mission of the 173rd Fighter Wing is to train the best air-to-air combat pilots to fly one of the most sophisticated air defense aircraft in the world. This unit has been accomplishing that mission for many years now at Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Ore. However, for the last four months, members of the 173rd Fighter have
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Eagles in Australia

    173rd Fighter Wing Eagles in Australia By Master Sgt. Jerry Bynum The 173rd Fighter Wing (FW) from Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Oregon started a flight exercise, "Sentry Downunder", on Monday, August 25 with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 2nd Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) located at RAAF Williamtown, New South Wales, Australia. Members
  • Oregon F-15s to fly again

    After more than two months of being grounded, the F-15s from the 173rd Fighter Wing were expected to start flying again Jan. 10. The jets have been grounded since Nov. 2 after a Missouri Air National Guard F-15 from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport broke apart during flight and crashed. Since then, all F-15 units around the country have been
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