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  • Oregon National Guard's Best Warrior Challenge

    Approximately 100 soldiers and airmen arrived at Camp Rilea to compete in the 2010 Oregon National Guard's Best Warrior Challenge, May 21-23. This year's challenge consisted of four different events, the Best Warrior Challenge, The Adjutant General's Match, and Army Combative tournament, and the Squad Challenge for the Recruit Sustainment
  • Another Top Notch Performance

    On April 14 -20, 2010 the Air National Guard Logistics Compliance Assessment Program (LCAP) Team conducted an assessment of the 173rd Fighter Wing. During this assessment, the team evaluated the 173rd Maintenance Group and Logistics Readiness Squadron's compliance with several local, Major Command, Air Force, and Department of Defense directives.
  • Guard CBRNE Challenge Team wins Air Force-wide event

    The Air National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Challenge Team took first place overall in last week's Air Force-wide CBRN competition held at the Center for National Response, the premier DoD facility for CBRN response training operated by the West Virginia National Guard in Charleston, W.V.The annual competition
  • 173rd Security Forces Support VIGILANT GUARD

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Nine members of the 173rd Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron, Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG), participated in the annual exercise VIGILANT GUARD in Anchorage, Alaska late April 2010. They joined with fifty other state and federal organizations to take part in this disaster-based training scenario that tests the
  • 173rd Medical Group supports humanitarian efforts

    Twenty three personnel from the 173rd Medical Group deployed to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala in support of "Beyond the Horizons" (BTH) Guatemala April 10 - 24, 2010.According to US Southern command fact file, "BTH" is a joint service, interagency Combined Field Training Exercise. It began in 2008, and allows troops specializing in engineering,
  • 173rd Fighter Wing prepares for future disasters

    "EXERCISE! EXERCISE! EXERCISE!" A collective groan can be heard throughout the base as those words boom across the load speaker. As the members of the 173rd Fighter Wing prepare for the upcoming Unit Compliance Inspection in September, base-wide exercises are becoming more and more common.One such exercise took place on April 6, 2010 at Kingsley
  • 2009 19th Air Force Instructor Pilot of the year

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- One of the 173rd Fighter Wing's own was named 19th Air Force 2009 Air-to-Air Fighter Pilot Instructor of the Year. Maj. Anthony "Too Tall" Dicarlo, an F-15 instructor pilot with the 114th Fighter Squadron, earned the award for his exemplary performance last year."Major Dicarlo's stellar performance and dedication to producing
  • 114th Fighter Squadron Reaches New Milestone

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - On Feb. 1, 2010 the 114th Fighter Squadron participated in a routine training mission that is standard at the F-15 schoolhouse. However, as the first F-15 landed on the snow-covered runway following the mission, a significant milestone was reached; since the inception of the air defense school house at Kingsley Field in 1983
  • Oregon Air Guard pilot surpasses 2,000 flying hours in F-15 fighter

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle pilot reached the 2,000 flight-hour milestone, Feb. 12, 2010.Maj. Jeffery Smith, an instructor pilot and the Chief of F-15 training for the 114th Fighter Squadron at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., crossed that threshold during a routine training mission.Smith is self effacing
  • Kingsley Field Ready to Accept all F-15C Training

    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- The Air Force has decided to merge its active-duty F-15C training with the Oregon Air National Guard. The merger comes as Air Education and Training Command adjusts to the drawdown of F-15 fighter aircraft following Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended phasing out 112 of the service's 405 in current use, said Col. Jeff