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  • 173rd Fighter Wing welcomes new commander

    A change of command ceremony marked a major transition for the 173rd Fighter Wing when Col. Jeff Smith relinquished command to Col. Jeffrey Edwards who stepped into the top post on June 1, 2019.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Commander retires

    U.S. Air Force Colonel Jeff Smith, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, prepares for his final flight in an F-15 Eagle at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, May 31, 2019. Smith has commanded the wing for more than three years and is retiring after 24 years of service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen honor fallen military

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Person helps place flags on the gravesites of U.S. Military Veterans to honor their sacrifice on Memorial Day, May 24, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery near Klamath Falls, Oregon. Twenty-four 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen joined the effort to honor those who served in the armed forces and were buried in the local cemetery.
  • 173rd Firefighters move into new home

    Last fall construction crews broke ground on a new firehouse for Kingsley Field firefighting operations, and it was completed in early May 2019. The facility boasts nearly twice the square-footage of the old facility, upgraded exhaust evacuation, water handling capabilities, and many other upgrades which help ensure safe operation of the department
  • Summer promises record construction at 173rd Fighter Wing

    As spring leads to summer, construction season at the 173rd Fighter Wing will swing into full pitch and this summer promises to be the busiest yet, which is surprising considering the large projects that have been completed in the last decade: the new south gate complex, new fire department building, new security forces building, road construction and the list goes on.
  • 173rd Airman & Family Readiness presents ESGR Award to local employer

    The Airman and Family Readiness Office presented Aspen GIS, a maps and database management company here in the Klamath Basin, with an ESGR Statement of Support for their exceptional support as an Employer for the Oregon Air National Guard. “It is a very small business—just me and the owner,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Coble, a drill-status guardsman
  • Unit Effectiveness Inspection: Team Kingsley strives for excellence

    The 173rd Fighter Wing completed a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone, the face-to-face portion of the Air Force Inspection System’s evaluation of the wing’s effectiveness in mission execution, April 4-7, 2019.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing SAPR office hosts 5k run

    In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month the 173rd Fighter Wing SAPR office coordinated a 5K walk/run to raise awareness of the issue, while having fun and increasing fitness during drill weekend, April 6, 2019.
  • Kingsley Kids’ Day honors military children

    The 173rd Fighter Wing STARBASE program and Airman and Family Readiness Center provided children of Kingsley Field Airmen an afternoon of hands-on learning designed to be interactive and fun. More than 30 children took part in the third annual Kingsley Kids’ day, April 6, 2019.
  • Little Known Fact: F-15C Eagles “take the cable” when CE tests emergency arresting system

    A 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle drops into the pattern over Kingsley Field making its final approach in what promises to be a very dramatic and unusual landing, March 7, 2019.