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  • Kingsley Field hosts drive through "Trunk or Treat"

    How do you keep a tradition going that’s been around since the mid-90s, that's all about petting zoos, face paint, pumpkin patches and fun - in the middle of the strangest year in decades? By turning it into a drive-thru “Trunk or Treat!” Kingsley Field has hosted a Family Day event every year for more than twenty five years, and they’re not letting COVID-19 stop them this year.
  • Kingsley Airmen find support from 173rd Fighter Wing in wake of disaster

    When not in uniform, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Rose wears brand new clothes. “None of these were mine a week ago,” he observed. But this 173rd Fighter Wing Equal Opportunity Airman isn’t living a life of extravagant consumption. Rose lost all of his belongings in an Oregon wildfire that burnt his home, his neighbor’s homes, and a significant portion of the rest of his town, to the ground.
  • Two 173rd FW flights use friendly competition to boost morale and fitness

    The 173rd Force Support Flight and Comptroller Flight used a friendly competition to improve camaraderie and fitness.
  • 173rd FW Hosts virtual coloring contest for Month of the Military Child

    The Kingsley Field Airman and Family Readiness Center is working to celebrate children’s contribution to the mission. With the remain-in-place constraints they are coming up with unique activities for military dependents. Today, they have started a virtual coloring contest for any military or Department of Defense children with separate age groups.
  • Legacy - Signing the commander's desk

    Colonel Jeff Smith, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, continues a tradition that is not as familiar as he signs the bottom of the base commander's desk in his office.
  • Across more than two decades two commanders talk about the road that brought them to command the 173rd FW

    On June 1, 2019 Col. Jeff “Sled” Smith will step down as the Commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, and Col. Jeff “Thug” Edwards will take command of the wing. It marks the final chapter in their careers which began when they stepped off the same bus at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991.
  • Taking care of Airmen and the profession of arms – a command chief’s legacy

    173rd Fighter Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Mark McDaniel, reflects on his career as he prpares to step into a new role as the Oregon Air National Guard State Command Chief.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing updates mission statement to reflect changing times

    The 173rd Fighter Recently updated the mission statement and strategic plan. These updates and focus on the future align with the current Chief of the National Guard Bureau's priorities and mission of the Air National Guard.
  • U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville shares his story of injury, loss, and recovery with Kingsley Airmen

    U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville's life changed with one fateful step in Afghanistan in 2011. As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician he performed an incredibly dangerous mission, clearing land riddled with hidden explosives and mines so that others could safely operate there.He describes the day beginning with hearing two detonations
  • ORANG 75th - Evolution of Kingsley aircraft

    Kingsley Field became an Oregon Air National Guard asset in 1981 when the active duty turned over its alert mission to the reserve component.  The USAF used the F-106s in those days but because the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Ore. would man the mission, they converted the alert mission to their aircraft, the F-4 Phantom II.At this time the
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