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  • Airmen in control: 270th ATCS completes Annual Training

    The 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron completed their annual training at the Biak Training Center in Redmond, Oregon, from June 26-29, 2019.
  • 173rd FW Command Chief: ‘Many parallels between Jiu Jitsu and Airmanship’

    Five a.m. most weekday mornings finds Chief Master Sgt. Dominic Ingle, the 173rd Fighter Wing Command Chief, at Mountain Warrior Academy in Klamath Falls, Oregon, training in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He says it’s an excellent workout both for the body and the mind.
  • Exercise Pac Angel 19-1 wraps up in Bangladesh

    Throughout that time, the U.S. and partner nations teamed up to provide medical care and engineering assistance as well as conduct subject matter expert exchanges with the Bangladesh Air Force and civil organizations, such as the Red Crescent and Ministry of Health.
  • Oregon ANG hosts second Cascadia Airlift exercise

    Aircrews from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and Yokota Air Base, Japan teamed up with the 173rd Fighter Wing for the second “Cascadia Airlift” exercise, June 3, 2019 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing welcomes new commander

    A change of command ceremony marked a major transition for the 173rd Fighter Wing when Col. Jeff Smith relinquished command to Col. Jeffrey Edwards who stepped into the top post on June 1, 2019.
  • 173rd Airman & Family Readiness presents ESGR Award to local employer

    The Airman and Family Readiness Office presented Aspen GIS, a maps and database management company here in the Klamath Basin, with an ESGR Statement of Support for their exceptional support as an Employer for the Oregon Air National Guard. “It is a very small business—just me and the owner,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Coble, a drill-status guardsman
  • ORANG Commander pays first visit to Kingsley Field in new role

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Horne, 173rd Maintenance Group Structural Shop, right, shows the potential of 3D printing parts to U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donna Prigmore, Oregon Air National Guard commander, during her visit, March 1, 2019, on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Prigmore served as the vice commander for the 173rd FW
  • 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.
  • 173rd FW Vehicle Maintenance braces for heavy snows

    The Klamath Basin sits at more than 4,000 feet of elevation and gets its fair share of snow during the winter months. Thanks to plowing operations the 173rd Fighter Wing continues to train pilots all through the winter months without delay. If a snowstorm deposits more than one-half-inch, plowing operations begin no matter the time and as often as not it’s the middle of the night. A significant part of winter readiness is having all of the snowplows ready for that next big storm and the mechanics at the vehicle operations work hard to ensure they are ready.
  • 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
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