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  • F-35s return to Kingsley Field

    U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona returned to the 173rd Fighter Wing to continue training and flying with the Oregon Air National Guard unit for two weeks in October.

  • Team Kingsley moves operations on airfield when taxiway “fails”

    “Ultimately, it held our daily flying mission in custody and threatened our student training,” said Col. Adam Gaudinski, 173rd Maintenance Group commander. With that in mind, leadership gathered to brainstorm a solution. Ultimately, aircraft were towed to the Northeast civilian ramp, typically

  • 173rd Fighter Wing structural innovation helps keep aircraft aloft

    For years structural maintainers have emerged as artisans of sorts, creating parts by hand, meticulously shaping them from custom wood forms and delicate hand-tool work. Gently tapping away with a small hammer, slowly giving shape to a sheet of aircraft-grade aluminum so it will slide into the tight

  • Spring Flightline Operations

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Haas, 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 pilot, steps to the flightline in prepration for a routine training mission at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon April 20, 2018. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15C training base for the United States Air Force. (U.S.