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  • 173rd Airman & Family Readiness presents ESGR Award to local employer

    The Airman and Family Readiness Office presented Aspen GIS, a maps and database management company here in the Klamath Basin, with an ESGR Statement of Support for their exceptional support as an Employer for the Oregon Air National Guard. “It is a very small business—just me and the owner,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Coble, a drill-status guardsman
  • Unit Effectiveness Inspection: Team Kingsley strives for excellence

    The 173rd Fighter Wing completed a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone, the face-to-face portion of the Air Force Inspection System’s evaluation of the wing’s effectiveness in mission execution, April 4-7, 2019.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing SAPR office hosts 5k run

    In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month the 173rd Fighter Wing SAPR office coordinated a 5K walk/run to raise awareness of the issue, while having fun and increasing fitness during drill weekend, April 6, 2019.
  • Kingsley Kids’ Day honors military children

    The 173rd Fighter Wing STARBASE program and Airman and Family Readiness Center provided children of Kingsley Field Airmen an afternoon of hands-on learning designed to be interactive and fun. More than 30 children took part in the third annual Kingsley Kids’ day, April 6, 2019.
  • Little Known Fact: F-15C Eagles “take the cable” when CE tests emergency arresting system

    A 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle drops into the pattern over Kingsley Field making its final approach in what promises to be a very dramatic and unusual landing, March 7, 2019.
  • Oregon Air National Guard Security Forces participate in Patriot South exercise

    The 2019 Patriot South exercise kicked off when Air and Army National Guard units from across the nation converged on Savannah, Georgia for a simulated natural disaster recovery and response exercise, March 1.
  • Wing Commander introduces new program to communicate with Airmen – “SLED Talks”

    The 173rd Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Jeff “Sled” Smith, has started a new program to communicate with Airmen across the base. Labeled “SLED Talks”, a play on the name of the highly popular TED talks, these are small group discussions held with 12 or less individuals on a routine basis.
  • 173rd FW hosts awards banquet to honor superior performers

    The 173rd Fighter Wing congratulated its top performers during an awards banquet, March 2, 2019, held at the Oregon Institute of Technology campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • ORANG Commander pays first visit to Kingsley Field in new role

    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
  • ACC Commander pays rare visit to 173rd Fighter Wing

    The commander of Air Combat Command, made his first visit to the 173rd Fighter Wing, Feb. 4-6, 2019, to see operations at the sole provider of F-15C air superiority pilots in the U.S. Air Force. General Mike Holmes is responsible for all the combat units in the Air Force and as such is very significant stakeholder in the wing’s mission, which makes it natural for him to come and see operations here despite the fact that this training mission falls under the auspices of Air Education and Training Command.