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173rd FW Airmen assist Oregon hospitals during pandemic

173rd FW Airmen at Ore. Hospitals

Ron Woita, Sky Lakes Medical Center’s Vice President of Patient Care Services, escorts Col. Jeffrey Edwards, the 173rd Fighter Wing commander, around the hospital showing him how his Airmen are helping alleviate the influx of COVID patients at the Klamath Falls, Ore. hospital, Sept. 17, 2021. Kingsley Field Airmen are currently serving around the state of Oregon in Springfield, Salem and Klamath Falls, Ore. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

173rd FW Airmen at Ore. Hospitals

Ron Woita, Sky Lakes Medical Center’s Vice President of Patient Care Services, explains how 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen are helping are helping alleviate the influx of COVID patients at the Klamath Falls, Ore., hospital to wing commander Col. Jeffrey Edwards, Sept. 17, 2021. Oregon Airmen are currently helping alleviate the influx of COVID patients in Springfield, Salem and Klamath Falls, Ore. hospitals. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

173rd FW Airmen at Ore. Hospitals

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Megan McAllister, a 173rd Fighter Wing fuels transport technician, talks with Col. Jeffrey Edwards, the wing commander, during his visit to Sky Lakes Medical Center, one of the hospitals where Kingsley Field Airmen are activated to help alleviate high patient loads due to the pandemic, Sept. 17, 2021 in Klamath Falls, Ore. Airmen are currently helping alleviate the influx of COVID patients in Springfield, Salem and Klamath Falls. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

173rd FW Airmen at Ore. Hospitals

U.S. Air Force Capt. Anna Hawkins, an intelligence operations officer at the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., greets Col. Jeffrey Edwards, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, during an Air National Guard activation to help Oregon hospitals manage high patient loads due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sept. 17, 2021. Edwards toured local Sky Lakes Medical Center where 22 Kingsley Field Airmen are working in various non-medical positions to alleviate the influx of COVID patients. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

173rd FW Airmen at Ore. Hospitals

U.S. Air Force Capt. Anna Hawkins, an intelligence operations officer at the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., greets Col. Jeffrey Edwards, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, during an Air National Guard activation to help Oregon hospitals manage high patient loads due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sept. 17, 2021. Edwards toured local Sky Lakes Medical Center where 22 Kingsley Field Airmen are working in various non-medical positions to alleviate the influx of COVID patients. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

173rd FW Airmen at Ore. Hospitals

U.S. Air Force Capt. Anna Hawkins, an intelligence operations officer at the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., greets Col. Jeffrey Edwards, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, during an Air National Guard activation to help Oregon hospitals manage high patient loads due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sept. 17, 2021. Edwards toured local Sky Lakes Medical Center where 22 Kingsley Field Airmen are working in various non-medical positions to alleviate the influx of COVID patients. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- Ron Woita, Sky Lakes Medical Center’s Vice President of Patient Care Services, escorts Col. Jeffrey Edwards, the 173rd Fighter Wing commander, around the hospital showing him how his Airmen are helping alleviate the influx of COVID patients at the Klamath Falls, Ore. hospital, Sept. 17, 2021. Kingsley Field Airmen are currently serving around the state of Oregon in Springfield, Salem and Klamath Falls, Ore. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)