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  • 173rd FW develops local course for squadron commanders and future leaders

    The 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, rolled out a locally developed Squadron Commander’s Course, here in January. Twelve current squadron commanders and junior officers participated in this three day course, designed to equip them with lessons learned and command tools as they work in leadership roles.
  • First Time: 173rd Fighter Wing hosts Secretary of the Air Force

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited the 173rd Fighter Wing Nov. 3-4, 2018, marking the first visit by a sitting secretary since Kingsley Field opened its gates during WWII.
  • Face of Defense: Airlift Manager Delivers on Contingency Travel Plan

    Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Kelly, an airlift manager with the Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing, provided a successful contingency travel plan for Tropic Care Maui County 2018, a joint training mission providing no-cost medical, dental, and vision services to people living on the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.
  • 173rd FW Airmen train to support firefighting efforts in Oregon

    Fifty seven Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. spent two weeks up north preparing to assist wildland fire fighters in the state of Oregon.
  • Construction continues on new Kingsley Field Fire Department

    Construction ramps up on new state of the art Kingsley Fire Department July 14, 2018, on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. The construction crew broke ground for the new structure July, 2017 and is projected to complete the facility this fall. The 17,400 square foot building will be nearly 75 percent larger than the current fire department on
  • 173rd Fighter Wing hosts first ever Cascadia Airlift Exercise

    Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing collaborated with C-130J crews from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. for a multidepartment disaster relief exercise on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore.
  • 173rd FW CDDAR team trains for aircraft crash recovery

    The 173rd Fighter Wing’s Crash, Damaged, Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) team specializes in tasks necessary to recover a crashed or disabled aircraft. During the June regularly scheduled drill, the CDDAR team had the opportunity to practice an aircraft recovery in a controlled environment.
  • 173rd FW spouses see mission first-hand

    Seventeen spouses of 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen boarded the back seat of an F-15 Eagle to experience a “hot taxi” down the runway May 6, 2018, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore.
  • State tuition assistance approved for Oregon National Guard service members

    Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 4035, April 3, 2018, which authorizes state tuition assistance for service members in the Oregon National Guard.
  • 173rd FW SAPR team hosts “Race to Zero” 5K Run/Walk

    The 173rd Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team hosted the first, annual “Race to Zero” 5K Run/Walk April 8, 2018 at the Klamath Falls airport. There were 71 participants who joined in on the event, despite the chilly, windy weather.
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