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  • Oregon National Guard members train to battle wildland fires

    SALEM, Ore. - Even during a pandemic and protests, the potential for wildfires does not diminish. Always at the ready, approximately 400 Oregon National Guard (ORNG) Citizen-Soldiers and-Airmen completed "Red Card" training July 11-17 at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem.The training at DPSST certifies red card
  • Non-Medical Counseling for Youth Now Available by Video

    School closures and the general uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 have affected families everywhere. Children and teenagers who feel isolated from friends and activities may experience a particularly hard time.
  • Kingsley Airmen examine racial bias during tactical pause

    Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing took part in a resiliency tactical pause during the July Regularly Scheduled Drill to discuss the impact of racial bias on the culture of Kingsley Field. This comes as a direct reaction to recent national unrest, and provides an opportunity to give Airmen the opportunity to learn how they can work together to create a more inclusive environment for their wingmen.
  • Father enlists daughter into Oregon Air National Guard

    173rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander enlisted his daughter to the 173rd Fighter Wing.
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment shop provides pilots with life-saving equipment

    U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Kenny Shearer, the 173rd Aircrew Flight Equipment superintendent, says he would prefer his career stay out of the spotlight. “It’s a thankless job, and I would prefer it stay thankless,” he says. “I would prefer it to be something that never gets used.”
  • Kingsley pilot accomplishes 3000th flight hour in F-15 Eagle

    U.S. Air Force Col. Geoffrey Jensen, the 173rd Operations Group commander, lists a significant number of accomplishments over his decades-long career, but getting him to talk about them isn’t easy. In a sit down interview Jensen repeatedly responded to questions about his career by citing a great maintenance team, his supportive family, and the many people who have helped him along the way. He never got around to mentioning any of his own accomplishments.
  • Farmers to Families program benefits 173rd FW Airmen

    The 173rd Fighter Wing Health Education Awareness Team partnered with the local Gospel Mission to bring 390 boxes of fresh produce to the base to distribute to the Airmen. This was done through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, developed to offset the impacts of COVID-19 on local farmers who were left without means to ship their good to the market after the virus interrupted the food supply chain.
  • Kingsley Firefighters practice skills they hope they will never need

    Kingsley Field Firefighters practiced a skill that they say they hope they will never need to use; dousing roaring flames engulfing the fuselage of an aircraft, June 9, 2020.
  • Kingsley Field transitions to Health Protection Condition Bravo

    Kingsley Field Air National Guard base has transitioned from HPCON Charlie to HPCON Bravo+ May 28. While in HPCON Bravo+, our health protection measures will be changing from substantial to moderate.
  • Air Force removes initial height requirement for officer aviators

    As part of the Air Force’s on-going effort to encourage a more diverse pool of applicants to pursue careers in aviation, the minimum height requirement for officer applicants who wish to fly has been removed as of May 13, 2020.