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  • Oregon Air National Guard Security Forces participate in Patriot South exercise

    The 2019 Patriot South exercise kicked off when Air and Army National Guard units from across the nation converged on Savannah, Georgia for a simulated natural disaster recovery and response exercise, March 1.
  • Wing Commander introduces new program to communicate with Airmen – “SLED Talks”

    The 173rd Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Jeff “Sled” Smith, has started a new program to communicate with Airmen across the base. Labeled “SLED Talks”, a play on the name of the highly popular TED talks, these are small group discussions held with 12 or less individuals on a routine basis.
  • 173rd FW hosts awards banquet to honor superior performers

    The 173rd Fighter Wing congratulated its top performers during an awards banquet, March 2, 2019, held at the Oregon Institute of Technology campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • ORANG Commander pays first visit to Kingsley Field in new role

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Horne, 173rd Maintenance Group Structural Shop, right, shows the potential of 3D printing parts to U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donna Prigmore, Oregon Air National Guard commander, during her visit, March 1, 2019, on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Prigmore served as the vice commander for the 173rd FW
  • ACC Commander pays rare visit to 173rd Fighter Wing

    The commander of Air Combat Command, made his first visit to the 173rd Fighter Wing, Feb. 4-6, 2019, to see operations at the sole provider of F-15C air superiority pilots in the U.S. Air Force. General Mike Holmes is responsible for all the combat units in the Air Force and as such is very significant stakeholder in the wing’s mission, which makes it natural for him to come and see operations here despite the fact that this training mission falls under the auspices of Air Education and Training Command.
  • 173rd FW develops local course for squadron commanders and future leaders

    The 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, rolled out a locally developed Squadron Commander’s Course, here in January. Twelve current squadron commanders and junior officers participated in this three day course, designed to equip them with lessons learned and command tools as they work in leadership roles.
  • 173rd FW Vehicle Maintenance braces for heavy snows

    The Klamath Basin sits at more than 4,000 feet of elevation and gets its fair share of snow during the winter months. Thanks to plowing operations the 173rd Fighter Wing continues to train pilots all through the winter months without delay. If a snowstorm deposits more than one-half-inch, plowing operations begin no matter the time and as often as not it’s the middle of the night. A significant part of winter readiness is having all of the snowplows ready for that next big storm and the mechanics at the vehicle operations work hard to ensure they are ready.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing welcomes deployed Airmen home

    The 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron welcomed home a team of 15 Airmen from a six-month deployment to Iraq, Jan. 4, 2018 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • Finance Office completes December food drive

    The 173rd Fighter Wing Comptroller Flight, commonly known as the finance office, organized a food drive to support the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank, which garnered a total food donation of 44,840 pounds—more than double what they donated during their food drive last year. This is the fourth year this office has coordinated this fundraiser.
  • Local HS Senior donates to Servicemember Relief Fund

    A local high school senior undertook a project to support the David R. Kingsley Fund at the 173rd Fighter Wing as a sign of appreciation for the military presence in the Klamath Basin.