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  • 173rd Medical readiness highest in Nation

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- Military member are required to complete certain medical requirements each year in order to ensure readiness for war. Individual Medical Readiness, otherwise known as IMR, consists of the following items: preventative health assessment (PHA), laboratory tests, immunizations,

  • Memorial Day: What does it mean to you?

    What does Memorial Day mean for you? For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. We fire our grills up and plan trips to the lake--there is palpable excitement as we discuss how to spend the extra-long weekend. But Memorial Day is much more."Memorial Day is a time to reflect on

  • Professional Military Education changes

    For those of us with more than a few years of military experience under our belts, we've seen drastic changes in the Air Force Professional Military Education program over the years. However, nothing compares to the upheaval that has occurred in the last two years. Air Force PME has undergone a bit

  • 173rd Security Forces Squardron teams up with special forces

    The 173rd Security Forces Squadron joined forces with the 304th Rescue Squadron, from Portland Air National Guard base, in a week-long training exercise in Riley, Ore., starting Jan. 17. Working with the highly professional pararescue unit was an excellent opportunity to see how those operators