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  • 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.
  • 173rd FW develops local course for squadron commanders and future leaders

    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.
  • 173rd FW Vehicle Maintenance braces for heavy snows

    The Klamath Basin sits at more than 4,000 feet of elevation and gets its fair share of snow during the winter months. Thanks to plowing operations the 173rd Fighter Wing continues to train pilots all through the winter months without delay. If a snowstorm deposits more than one-half-inch, plowing operations begin no matter the time and as often as not it’s the middle of the night. A significant part of winter readiness is having all of the snowplows ready for that next big storm and the mechanics at the vehicle operations work hard to ensure they are ready.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing welcomes deployed Airmen home

    The 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron welcomed home a team of 15 Airmen from a six-month deployment to Iraq, Jan. 4, 2018 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • Finance Office completes December food drive

    The 173rd Fighter Wing Comptroller Flight, commonly known as the finance office, organized a food drive to support the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank, which garnered a total food donation of 44,840 pounds—more than double what they donated during their food drive last year. This is the fourth year this office has coordinated this fundraiser.
  • Local HS Senior donates to Servicemember Relief Fund

    A local high school senior undertook a project to support the David R. Kingsley Fund at the 173rd Fighter Wing as a sign of appreciation for the military presence in the Klamath Basin.
  • Santa Clause visits the 173rd Fighter Wing

    For as long as recent memory serves, the 173rd Fighter Wing has hosted a Holiday Children’s Carnival on the Sunday of the December drill—primarily for the children of wing Airmen, but also as a chance for their parents to socialize and relax after another year of training America’s Air Superiority pilots here in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing participates in local parade

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Luke Galloway, of the 173rd Fighter Wing Medical Group, passes out candy to children watching the 34th Annual Snowflake Parade through downtown Klamath Falls, Oregon, Dec. 6, 2018. Each year the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field participates in the parade with several floats and Airmen from around the base. (U.S. Air
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Combat Dining-In fosters Esprit De Corps

    A Storm Trooper, a Revolutionary War hero, a Star Wars TIE Fighter pilot and other eclectically dressed Airmen gathered at Kingsley Field to take part in an Air Force tradition, Saturday, Oct. 13. A combat dining in is an occasion where fun and history collide, providing what some call a fitting tribute to the Airmen who paved the way to the modern force.
  • First Time: 173rd Fighter Wing hosts Secretary of the Air Force

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited the 173rd Fighter Wing Nov. 3-4, 2018, marking the first visit by a sitting secretary since Kingsley Field opened its gates during WWII.