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  • US Air Force awards F-15EX engine contract

    The United States Air Force awarded a $1,579,662,187 contract to General Electric, GE Edison Works, Cincinnati, Oct. 29, for the purchase of 29 engines — installs and spares — in support of the production of 12 F-15EX Eagle II aircraft.
  • Kingsley Maintainers Stretch to Prove Flexibility During Eglin TDY

    It takes a lot more than just a single pilot to get one of the 173rd Fighter Wing’s F-15 Eagles in the air. Behind the scenes, an entire team of people from diverse backgrounds work together to accomplish the mission of getting one man in the air
  • Kingsley Eagles Help F-35 Pilots Train at Eglin Air Force Base

    Oregon Air National Guard F-15C Eagles, Airmen, and pilots flew across the nation to Eglin Air Force Base from May 1-15, 2021, to participate in the F-35A Lightning II B-Course training program as Adversary Air, commonly referred to as “Red Air”.
  • Structural maintenance shop wins the 173rd Maintenance Squadron “Top Shop” award

    The 173rd Structural Maintenance shop won the Maintenance Squadron’s Top Shop award for their hard work over the last six months, from July to December 2020. This is the shop’s first time winning since the Top Shop award was created in 2017.
  • USAF F-15EX completes first flight

    The first F-15EX destined to the United States Air Force completed its initial flight in Saint Louis on February 2, 2021. The fighter jet took off and landed from St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. The 173rd Fighter Wing is scheduled to transition to the F-15EX in 2024.
  • Kingsley pilot accomplishes 3000th flight hour in F-15 Eagle

    U.S. Air Force Col. Geoffrey Jensen, the 173rd Operations Group commander, lists a significant number of accomplishments over his decades-long career, but getting him to talk about them isn’t easy. In a sit down interview Jensen repeatedly responded to questions about his career by citing a great maintenance team, his supportive family, and the many people who have helped him along the way. He never got around to mentioning any of his own accomplishments.
  • 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.
  • OREGON AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO CONDUCT AIR FORCE SALUTE FLYOVERS IN OREGON

    The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to fly multiple F-15 Eagle flyovers over hospitals and other locations 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.
  • F-15 training mission continues at Kingsley Field

    Two U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles from the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, prepare to park in the hangar at Kingsley Field March 19, 2020 following a routine training mission. The 173rd FW continues its mission as the sole F-15C training base while remaining flexible and ready to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air National
  • Oregon Guardsmen participate in Joint Exercise Sentry Aloha

    Five F-15 Eagles and more than ninety Airmen from Kingsley Field flew to Hawaii for three weeks to support Sentry Aloha 19-2, a large-scale exercise with both American and Australian Forces, August 16 through September 6, 2019.
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