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  • Chief Master Sgt. Rene Horne

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rene Horne, 173rd Medical Group, wears her new rank of E-9 on her blues top, during her Chief Master Sgt. pinning ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 10, 2021. Horne is the 255th Chief Master Sgt. to reach the grade of E-9 in the state of Oregon. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman
  • Oregon National Guard’s first Dual Status Commander leads Jackson County vaccination clinic

    The goal was straightforward – deliver free COVID 19 vaccines to the people of Southern Oregon. There were already a number of COVID vaccination clinics across the state, but what made the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Project unique? The assigning of the Oregon National Guard’s first Dual Status Commander.
  • Team Kingsley supports Jackson County mass vaccination clinic

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kyle Techmire, 173rd Fighter Wing, updates a computer data system with vaccine information March 21, 2021 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Central Point, Oregon. Oregon Air National Guardsmen from Kingsley Field were one of the many groups of uniformed service members volunteering to support a mass vaccination event
  • Team Kingsley hosts a ‘Jet Nose Art” contest to celebrate the Month of the Military Child

    The Department of Defense has designated April as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. To celebrate this year, the 173rd Fighter Wing Airman and Family Readiness Center has created a ‘Jet Nose Art’ contest.
  • Miss Oregon to represent Team Kingsley

    United States of America Miss Oregon, Madison McCuiston, plans to represent #TeamKingsley by donning a fire fighter helmet from the Kingsley Field Fire Dept. for one of her presentations during the USOA national pageant next month. McCuiston is the daughter of one of our former commanders at the base, Lt. Col. (retired) Lance McCuiston, and is an
  • First time: two brothers learn to fly the F-15C in the same 173rd FW class

    Instructor pilots at the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, meet any number of students who have interesting stories of how they found their way to F-15C training at the sole schoolhouse for the aircraft in the U.S. Air Force. For the first time in any of their memories, stretching back more than 15 years, there is a new “first”. Two brothers arrived to learn how to fly the F-15C at the same time, and in the same class.
  • Kingsley Airmen support traffic control points during Oregon wildfires

    Twelve Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing departed Kingsley Field on September 12, 2020, to support firefighting operations in Central Oregon. In the week building up to this activation, wildfires broke out along the U.S. West Coast, displacing more than 40,000 in Oregon alone, with up to 500,000 on “high alert”.
  • Kingsley Airmen volunteer to be on the ready to fight Oregon wildfires

    More than 40 Oregon Air National Guard Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing have volunteered to serve on a reserve wildfire response team over the summer of 2020. These Airmen make up a part of response program “OPLAN Smokey”. Under this program, the state of Oregon is able to call upon the citizen Guardsmen to serve their state and control the destructive effects of local wildfires.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing to continue Air Force Salute flyovers in Oregon

    The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to continue flying multiple F-15 Eagle flyovers over hospitals throughout Oregon during the month of May in order to salute Oregonians on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic and lift morale during a time of severe health and economic impacts.
  • 173rd FW builds stronger relationship with Civil Air Patrol

    Two Airman from the 173rd Fighter Wing are working to foster a closer relationship between the wing and the Air Force Auxiliary, better known as the Civil Air Patrol.