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  • 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.
  • BMT curriculum changes focused on inspiring, developing Airmen

    After listening to feedback from the field, a few changes to the Air Force Basic Military Training curriculum will transform trainees into more combat ready Airmen.
  • 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.