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  • Silver Eagles train for the fight ahead

    For the Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, the mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots revolves around two aircraft; the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-35 Lightning II. Geo-separated, the 550th Fighter Squadron based at Kingsley Field, Oregon, and assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing,

  • 173rd MDG Commander, Col. Edwin Tuhy, retires

    U.S. Air Force Col. Edwin Tuhy, 173rd Medical Group commander, stands on stage while the honor guard folds a flag during a retreat ceremony for Tuhy on Jan. 7, 2022, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Tuhy served in the Oregon Air National Guard for more than 22 years. (U.S. Air National Guard

  • DoD rescinds COVID-19 vaccination mandate

    On Jan. 10, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III rescinded the Aug. 24, 2021, memorandum mandating that members of the Armed Forces under DoD authority be vaccinated against COVID-19, and the memorandum of Nov. 30, 2021, pertaining to the vaccination of National Guard and Reserve personnel. This

  • 173rd Medical Group welcomes new commander

    The 173rd Fighter Wing Medical Group rings in the New Year with a new commander. Lt. Col. Lisa McGuire assumed the reigns of command from Col. Edwin Tuhy during a change of command ceremony, January 8, 2023.

  • Wall of Achievers adds a new member

    Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.-- A new photo was added to the Enlisted Heritage Hall’s Wall of Achievers, Dec. 9, 2022, during a small ceremony at the hall on Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex, Ala.Brig. Gen. Donna M. Prigmore, Oregon Air National Guard commander, received the honor, increasing the

  • Kingsley Field welcomes Kadena Air Base Eagles

    The U.S. Air Force is replacing F-15C Eagles of Kadena Air Base, Japan with a rotating force of fighters starting a process to ferry nearly 50 fighter aircraft across the Pacific Ocean back to the United States mainland.