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  • Exercise Pac Angel 19-1 wraps up in Bangladesh

    Throughout that time, the U.S. and partner nations teamed up to provide medical care and engineering assistance as well as conduct subject matter expert exchanges with the Bangladesh Air Force and civil organizations, such as the Red Crescent and Ministry of Health.
  • Vacant building presents opportunity for innovation at 173rd Fighter Wing

    A recently vacated building is poised to become a valuable resource for the 173rd Fighter Wing and even the Air Force at large. Senior Master Sgt. Nate Morehouse explains that the extra space will allow three different shops to repair aircraft parts needed for the local fleet, as well as the entire F-15C fleet and even other U.S. Air Force airframes.
  • Mental health expert works to improve psychological fitness

    Ms. Jen Green recently arrived at Kingsley Field in response to a significant need, specifically to help alleviate the workload for the sole Director of Psychological Health, Mariana Peoples. Green is the newest Director of Psychological Health, and joins Peoples to help Airmen and their families develop psychological fitness in order to maintain high readiness.
  • Oregon ANG hosts second Cascadia Airlift exercise

    Aircrews from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and Yokota Air Base, Japan teamed up with the 173rd Fighter Wing for the second “Cascadia Airlift” exercise, June 3, 2019 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing welcomes new commander

    A change of command ceremony marked a major transition for the 173rd Fighter Wing when Col. Jeff Smith relinquished command to Col. Jeffrey Edwards who stepped into the top post on June 1, 2019.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Commander retires

    U.S. Air Force Colonel Jeff Smith, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, prepares for his final flight in an F-15 Eagle at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, May 31, 2019. Smith has commanded the wing for more than three years and is retiring after 24 years of service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
  • Legacy - Signing the commander's desk

    Colonel Jeff Smith, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, continues a tradition that is not as familiar as he signs the bottom of the base commander's desk in his office.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen honor fallen military

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Person helps place flags on the gravesites of U.S. Military Veterans to honor their sacrifice on Memorial Day, May 24, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery near Klamath Falls, Oregon. Twenty-four 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen joined the effort to honor those who served in the armed forces and were buried in the local cemetery.
  • 173rd Firefighters move into new home

    Last fall construction crews broke ground on a new firehouse for Kingsley Field firefighting operations, and it was completed in early May 2019. The facility boasts nearly twice the square-footage of the old facility, upgraded exhaust evacuation, water handling capabilities, and many other upgrades which help ensure safe operation of the department
  • Across more than two decades two commanders talk about the road that brought them to command the 173rd FW

    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.