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  • 173rd MXG commander promoted

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeff Edwards, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, speaks about Col. Lee Bouma, 173rd Maintenance Group commander, during Bouma’s promotion ceremony July 30, 2021 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Bouma began his Air Force career in 1997 when he enlisted into the Montana Air National Guard as an F-16 crew chief and
  • Team Kingsley welcomes home deployers

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson, 173rd Fighter Wing, is greeted by his family at the Rogue Valley International airport in Medford, Oregon July 22, 2021 for their loved ones return home following deployment. Multiple Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing supported combat operations across the globe for the last six months during the
  • Kingsley Field Firefighter named ANG Firefighter of the Year

    Matt Knitter, 173rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, right, receives the Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year award for 2020 from Colonel Micah Lambert, 173rd Fighter Wing vice commander, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. July 11, 2021. Knitter’s accomplishments include: driver/operator on a type I structure engine for the 242
  • Chief Master Sgt. Rene Horne

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rene Horne, 173rd Medical Group, wears her new rank of E-9 on her blues top, during her Chief Master Sgt. pinning ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 10, 2021. Horne is the 255th Chief Master Sgt. to reach the grade of E-9 in the state of Oregon. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman
  • Oregon National Guard’s first Dual Status Commander leads Jackson County vaccination clinic

    The goal was straightforward – deliver free COVID 19 vaccines to the people of Southern Oregon. There were already a number of COVID vaccination clinics across the state, but what made the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Project unique? The assigning of the Oregon National Guard’s first Dual Status Commander.
  • Kingsley procures new equipment under ARCWERX Innovation Program

    No matter how big or small the base, power outages are a risk that all Air Force bases must prepare for. That’s why the 173rd Fighter Wing Electrical Power Production shop maintains and regularly tests a set of 12 mobile and fixed generators around the base, and they recently were upgraded.
  • Kingsley Field hosts ANG Director

    On an unusually hot Friday at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., U.S. Air Force Col. Jeff Edwards, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. Donna Prigmore, Oregon Air National Guard (ANG) commander, assembled on the ramp to welcome Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, ANG director, as he stopped to visit Kingsley Field on June 25, 2021.
  • Kingsley celebrates Month of the Military Child with homegrown nose art

    High over Klamath Falls, one local child’s art will soar through the sky after the 173rd Fighter Wing revealed Kamron Bouma’s art would grace the nose of a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle. After watching his dad take command of the 173rd FW maintenance group, Bouma joined his family to pose under his art, already applied to the Eagle by the 173FW structural shop.
  • 173rd FW joins forces with Klamath Search and Rescue Team in simulated exercise

    In a quiet corner of an Eastern Oregon forest, a team of volunteers in bright yellow shirts emblazoned with “Search and Rescue” combed the rocky hills in search of a mannequin in an old camouflage uniform. On June 5, 2021, the Klamath County Search and Rescue Team received a phone call from the 173rd Fighter Wing that a simulated mid-air collision had occurred, and two pilots were “missing” in the woods near Gerber Lake.
  • It Takes More than a Maintainer to Keep the Machines Running

    Many Airmen of the U.S. Air Force are familiar with the common question: “Are you a pilot?” It’s a simple query served by many members of the public who simply aren’t familiar with the inner workings of America’s Air Defense.