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  • 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.
  • 173FW vehicle maintenance Airmen key part of firefighting effort

    The 173rd Fighter Wing supplied more than 100 Airmen comprising four teams to help battle the worst wildfire season on record, in mid-September.
  • Team Kingsley families use online resources to cope with new homeschooling demands

    Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic is different for every family and for certain military families the road has a few extra twists and turns. Military families where both parents wear the uniform grow accustomed to overcoming challenges when it comes to maintaining work-life balance. They juggle their responsibilities at work such as alternating shifts to accommodate kids sporting events, after-school activities and even transportation to-and-from school. Right now, all of the tools they use such as good communication and time management are facing a new twist as they cope with a remain-in-place order from the governor while still going to work because military service remains essential. They are also home-schooling their children.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing participates in local parade

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Luke Galloway, of the 173rd Fighter Wing Medical Group, passes out candy to children watching the 34th Annual Snowflake Parade through downtown Klamath Falls, Oregon, Dec. 6, 2018. Each year the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field participates in the parade with several floats and Airmen from around the base. (U.S. Air
  • 173rd Security Forces train for deployments both in-state and abroad

    The 173rd Security Forces Squadron organized its annual training with an eye toward skills they will need in a deployed environment, either overseas or here in the state.
  • Hometown Heroes take flight with the 173rd Fighter Wing

    The 173rd Fighter Wing inducted two local civic leaders into the Hometown Heroes program Jan. 3, 2018 with a flight in the backseat of an F-15 Eagle at Kingsley Field, Oregon.
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