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  • USAF F-15EX completes first flight

    The first F-15EX destined to the United States Air Force completed its initial flight in Saint Louis on February 2, 2021. The fighter jet took off and landed from St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. The 173rd Fighter Wing is scheduled to transition to the F-15EX in 2024.
  • 173rd Comptroller Flight raises funds for local food bank

    Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing Comptroller Flight pose with Niki Sampson, director of the Klamath County Food Bank, for a group photo at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon February 2, 2021. The Comptroller Flight was able to raise the equivalent of 45,450 pounds of food for the Klamath County Food Bank during their sixth annual
  • Team Kingsley Deploys for COVID-19 Vaccination Support in Southern Oregon

    Volunteer Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing are currently operating on State Active Duty as part of Task Force Guardian, supporting COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Southern Oregon. Team Kingsley personnel are performing three separate missions: administering COVID-19 vaccine to high-risk populations and essential workers, working traffic control in order to maintain safety at the clinics, and performing administrative management of all the records that go along with a large-scale medical operation.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • Miss Oregon to represent Team Kingsley

    United States of America Miss Oregon, Madison McCuiston, plans to represent #TeamKingsley by donning a fire fighter helmet from the Kingsley Field Fire Dept. for one of her presentations during the USOA national pageant next month. McCuiston is the daughter of one of our former commanders at the base, Lt. Col. (retired) Lance McCuiston, and is an
  • Kingsley Field base gym renovation complete

    A 2.4 million dollar renovation to the Kingsley Field base gym that began in April 2020 is finally completed.
  • Kingsley Resiliency team hosts virtual classes

    The 173rd Fighter Wing’s Resiliency Team worked together for January drill weekend to host virtual life and health classes for Airmen and their families. Many types of classes were offered such as finance, health, fitness and personal development.
  • Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing promotes newest chief master sergeant

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Cooper, the 173rd Fighter Wing weapons manager, dons don his dress blues jacket bearing chief master sergeant stripes for the first time with the help of his wife and daughter during a promotion ceremony, Nov. 13, 2020 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The ceremony took place in front of a very
  • 173rd Fighter Wing promotes new chief

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Edwards, the 173rd Fighter Wing Civil Engineering facility manager, stands with newly pinned Chief Master Sgt. William Gamradt, Civil Engineering facility manager, during a promotion ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Nov. 13, 2020. Gamradt is a new member of the wing who spent most of his career at