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  • 270th ATCS Airmen return home from deployment

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeff Smith, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, welcomes home a group of 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron Airmen following a six month deployment to Iraq, Oct. 13, 2018. Thirteen Airmen supported the air traffic control mission out of Al Assad Air Base, Iraq which falls under Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air National Guard
  • NASA Engineer Describes 'Space Race' to STARBASE Students

    A group of students at Kingsley Field’s STARBASE program had a first-hand introduction to the 'Space Race' era when retired NASA propulsion engineer, Norman Chaffee, visited them.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing highlights the importance of Cyber Security

    A concerning reality of society’s dependence on technology is that information such as bank account passwords and credit card numbers are vulnerable to hacking—no matter the precautions taken.
  • Kingsley Field hosts recruiting expo for local high schools

    Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing hosted a recruiting expo for approximately 200 local high school seniors and juniors from nine schools. Recruiters from the Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army, Air Force, and Navy were all on-hand to share the different opportunities that are available through their respective branches.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Command Chief change of authority

    Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing face the flag in preperation for the playing of the National Anthem during a change of authority ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Sept. 9, 2018. During the ceremony, Chief Master Sgt. Mark McDaniel relinquished authority as the Command Chief for the 173rd Fighter Wing, and Chief Master Sgt.
  • 173rd Civil Engineering Flight change of command

    U.S. Air Force Major Scott Ferre, the incoming 173rd Civil Engineering Flight commander, accepts the guidon from Col. James Mitchell, 173rd Mission Support Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Sept. 27, 2018, signifying his acceptance of command. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Tim Bruner
  • Timeline: Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform, and Airmen can purchase OCPs at Army
  • 173rd Fighter Wing hosts Integrative Therapy training to foster resiliency

    The 173rd Fighter Wing hosted an integrative restoration seminar, known as iRest, for its Airmen, Sept. 14, 2018, in an effort to help them as they pursue Comprehensive Airman Fitness—a program fostering mental, physical, social, and spiritual fitness.
  • Kingsley Airmen participate in multi-generational training

    Airmen from Kingsley field met for two hours in the base theater September 8, 2018, to learn about leadership across generations in a presentation.
  • First Time: 173rd FW Airmen join Soldiers in Best Warrior competition

    For the first time two Oregon Air National Guardsmen competed in the Oregon Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition in late August 2018. This is the first year the competition was opened to the Army’s sister service, and Tech. Sgt. Jared Boyer and Senior Airman David Garcia, both with the 173rd Fighter Wing, were able to join the Soldiers at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton Ore., for the grueling competition and experience what skills the U.S. Army prizes in its Soldiers.
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