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  • 173rd FW deploys Oregon Guardsmen to help combat raging wildfires

    The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon has deployed more than sixty Airmen to assist with containment of the devastating wildfires that have spread across the state, and additional personnel from the Wing are preparing to head out in the next few days.
  • Kingsley Airmen support traffic control points during Oregon wildfires

    Twelve Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing departed Kingsley Field on September 12, 2020, to support firefighting operations in Central Oregon. In the week building up to this activation, wildfires broke out along the U.S. West Coast, displacing more than 40,000 in Oregon alone, with up to 500,000 on “high alert”.
  • Religious Accommodation: Growing trend around the USAF

    A highly visible sign of changing Air Force policy may soon be evident here at Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen may begin taking advantage of new uniform regulations allowing religious exemptions such as beards, hijabs, and turbans while in uniform.
  • Kingsley Field welcomes its newest chief to the ranks

    The newest chief master sergeant at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Ryan Rainville, donned his new rank on his service dress coat with the help of his wife and daughters during a ceremony, Aug. 14, 2020. The ceremony was possible with appropriate social distancing and by limiting the number of attendees. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by
  • Air Force announces Oregon Air National Guard locations at Portland and Klamath Falls for New F-15EX

    The Oregon Air National Guard received news Friday from the Secretary of the Air Force regarding the Air Force’s plans to replace the Oregon Air National Guard’s aging F-15C/D Eagles at both Oregon wings with the newly updated F-15EX model. Kingsley Field, Oregon in Klamath Falls, is scheduled to transition to the Air Force’s first F-15EX formal training mission beginning in 2024, and the Portland Air National Guard Base is scheduled to become the first operational F-15EX squadron in 2025.
  • 173rd FW expands emergency response capability

    The 173rd Fighter Wing has upgraded its emergency operations center, expanding the square footage amid the COVID-19 pandemic in late July 2020. Previously, emergency operations staff met in a room that could barely contain all the work stations, phones, computers, binders, a printer, numerous display screens and boards, not to mention people.
  • Kingsley Field shows off its heritage with new tail display

    The 173rd Fighter Wing constructed a new aircraft tail display July 2, 2020, which originated as the right vertical stabilizer of the Oregon Air National Guard 75th Anniversary F-15 Eagle heritage aircraft, tail number 79-041.The heritage aircraft is significant as the paint scheme named the “Scream’n Eagle” and tail number was chosen to represent
  • 173rd Maintenance Group receives ORANG Outstanding Unit of the Year award

    The 173rd Maintenance Group at Kingsley Field was named the Oregon Air National Guard Outstanding Unit of the Year Award for 2019.
  • Kingsley Airmen volunteer to be on the ready to fight Oregon wildfires

    More than 40 Oregon Air National Guard Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing have volunteered to serve on a reserve wildfire response team over the summer of 2020. These Airmen make up a part of response program “OPLAN Smokey”. Under this program, the state of Oregon is able to call upon the citizen Guardsmen to serve their state and control the destructive effects of local wildfires.
  • 173rd FW completes week of night flying

    The 173rd Fighter Wing finished a week of night flights at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Thursday, July 16, 2020. These flights are a part of the training syllabus that all incoming students must complete, making night flights a regular occurrence in the Klamath Basin. In order to graduate, students familiarize themselves with night-specific requirements during these flights, according to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Adam Gaudinski, 173rd Fighter Wing F-15C instructor pilot.