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  • Seeking to understand

    We need to seek to understand each other - by listening to each other and engaging in these challenging conversations. We need to have empathy - by realizing that we should listen more than we talk, and by trying to understand the perspectives of others and why they feel the way they do. We need to have dignity and respect for all - racism and racial bias are unacceptable.
  • Hope in the midst of chaos

    Going into the year of 2020, everyone always says this will be the best year yet or this is the year to really crush some goals. However, 2020 had something totally different in store for all of us.
  • Preparing our team for the COVID fight

    173rd Fighter Wing Commander, Colonel Jeff Edwards shares his thoughts with Team Kingsley on how to stay resilient and prepare for the fight with COVID-19.
  • A Spiritual Response to COVID-19

    The very word “pandemic” sometimes be translated as “Panpanic” as every form of media continues to reinforce the idea that the spread of Covid-19 means global doom. From my perspective as a chaplain, what it really does is limit my ability to think positively, hinder my ability to embrace what is important, and challenges my ability to see the good now and in the future. Yet, it is these things that define spiritual resiliency.
  • National Preparedness Month: How Mental Planning Can Help

    After a decade and a half of working in Emergency Management, both militarily and in the civilian sector, I’ve concluded that a majority of people don’t like talking or hearing about disaster preparedness. There are many reasons the subject has stigma attached to it, including that some people may not want to be seen as “preppers,” or the idea that you can’t prepare for everything so why bother (and that’s what FEMA’s for, right?). I’ve also heard, more often than one may believe, that: “I’m not talking about preparedness because I don’t want the government taking my stuff.”
  • Challenge the status quo, if only to ensure it’s the best way of doing business!

    173rd Fighter Wing Commander, Colonel Jeff. Smith, challenges the Airmen of the wing to break out of the status quo. He encourages the more experienced Airmen to look to the younger generation for a fresh set of eyes on the issues we face every day.
  • Delivery de Comida y Agua

    Airmen from the 270th and 241st Air Traffic Control Squadron provided community support to those affected by Hurricane Maria during a deployment to Ponce, Puerto Rico in October.
  • Commander's Commentary - Integrity First

    Thank you for an amazing Fiscal Year 2016!  With 5,110 hours flown, 4,181 sorties flown, over 60 student pilots graduated, a successful trip to Finland and aircraft delivery to Israel, RCP5 deployment prep...it was a busy year.  The busiest on Kingsley record with respect to the flying business.  Thanks for executing the mission safely and with the
  • Icy roads force renewed focus on winter safety

    Fog blanketed the Klamath Basin, Oct. 30. The spouse of a 173rd Medical Group Airman was traveling to work, only one mile away from Kingsley Field.Suddenly, she saw a stop sign emerge from the fog and she realized too late that road was covered in black ice. She was traveling too fast to stop, and to make matters worse an oncoming car was
  • Operation Desert Storm - 25 years have passed

    Operation Desert Storm began 25 years ago--I remember it like it was yesterday.  I was ten years old sitting in front of the TV with my parents as the skies above Baghdad lit up like the 4th of July. Until that moment, war was an intangible concept--something that happened in text books and old John Wayne movies.When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait,