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  • 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.
  • First Time: 173rd FW Airmen join Soldiers in Best Warrior competition

    For the first time two Oregon Air National Guardsmen competed in the Oregon Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition in late August 2018. This is the first year the competition was opened to the Army’s sister service, and Tech. Sgt. Jared Boyer and Senior Airman David Garcia, both with the 173rd Fighter Wing, were able to join the Soldiers at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton Ore., for the grueling competition and experience what skills the U.S. Army prizes in its Soldiers.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen enjoy local beauty, work to preserve it

    Getting from Kingsley Field to just about anywhere will require a trip through some spectacular, natural beauty—or to put it another way the base lies in the heart of some amazing real estate. This fact is not lost on its Airmen. Many of Kingsley’s members consider its proximity to the outdoors an indispensable perk of life here.
  • 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 Fighter Wing provides National Science Foundation an Antarctic partner

    A partnership with the National Science Foundation provides Air National Guard chaplains the opportunity of a lifetime, who, in-turn, provide resilient, well trained and physically fit uniformed service members to tend to the spiritual and psychological care of the scientific community who reside there.
  • Strong community partnerships bolster 173rd FW’s mission

    The 173rd Fighter Wing has forged a strong relationship with its community, the city of Klamath Falls, Ore., over the last 70 years. That partnership paved the way for a lease extension that stretches to nearly the next century—the year 2095. That makes it the longest lease of any Air National Guard base and helps solidify the future as the base expands its capacity to train fighter pilots.
  • First Time: Oregon Airmen try out for Army Competition

    The Best Warrior Competition is billed as the premier competition for the U.S. Army according to the national website, testing warrior skills ranging from urban warfare simulations, physical challenges as well as written and verbal exams. For the state of Oregon this year is a little different, the Oregon Army National Guard extended the invitation to members of the Air National Guard to join the competition for the first time.
  • 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.
  • Oregon Air Guard seminar highlights accomplishments and development

    Airmen from the Oregon Air National Guard gathered together in Eugene, Oregon for a weekend of leadership development