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  • Aircrew Flight Equipment shop provides pilots with life-saving equipment

    U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Kenny Shearer, the 173rd Aircrew Flight Equipment superintendent, says he would prefer his career stay out of the spotlight. “It’s a thankless job, and I would prefer it stay thankless,” he says. “I would prefer it to be something that never gets used.”
  • Kingsley Firefighters practice skills they hope they will never need

    Kingsley Field Firefighters practiced a skill that they say they hope they will never need to use; dousing roaring flames engulfing the fuselage of an aircraft, June 9, 2020.
  • 173rd FW forced to cancel Sentry Eagle exercise and Open House

    The decision to cancel the exercise and Open House came after weeks of discussions primarily focused on COVID-19. Kingsley Field commanders and the Sentry Eagle project officer, Lt. Col. Adam Gaudinski, determined there were significant risks in hosting the public and other military units while adhering to Governor Brown’s Executive Orders and Department of Defense policy regarding COVID-19.

    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.
  • Team Kingsley families use online resources to cope with new homeschooling demands

    Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic is different for every family and for certain military families the road has a few extra twists and turns. Military families where both parents wear the uniform grow accustomed to overcoming challenges when it comes to maintaining work-life balance. They juggle their responsibilities at work such as alternating shifts to accommodate kids sporting events, after-school activities and even transportation to-and-from school. Right now, all of the tools they use such as good communication and time management are facing a new twist as they cope with a remain-in-place order from the governor while still going to work because military service remains essential. They are also home-schooling their children.
  • Kingsley Field Name Top Performers for 2019

    Each year the 173rd Fighter Wing honors the top performers from around base and selects the very best to represent the wing. Recently the wing named the top performers for the 2019 calendar year.
  • OCP Rollout Coming to Kingsley Field

    The next major uniform transition is rapidly approaching for 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen as initial funding for the Operational Camouflage Pattern is set to begin rolling out for general wear at the base.
  • 173rd FW beats storm, flies in Arizona

    Just ahead of the heaviest winter storm of the season, a contingent of 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen and F-15-C aircraft made their way to warmer climes for continued flying operations. Nearly 90 Airmen and five F-15-C aircraft traveled over 1,000 miles to the 162nd Fighter Wing in Tucson, Arizona, for dissimilar air combat training, or DACT.
  • CBD proliferation threatens servicemember careers

    The U.S. Air Force is ramping up efforts to warn Airmen about using recently legalized Cannabidiol oil, usually referred to as CBD, as it may cause positive drug tests and is not permitted for use among servicemembers.
  • 173rd FW to host Sentry Eagle exercise and Open House next year

    The 173rd Fighter Wing will host the 17th Sentry Eagle air-to-air combat exercise July 15 to 19, 2020. Additionally, the public is invited to enjoy a wide variety of fighter aircraft, military operations, and static displays during the Open House on Saturday, 18 July and admission is free.