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  • 22 pairs of boots symbolize suicide’s cost each day for the military

    22 pairs of boots welcome all who enter the 173rd Fighter Wing main gate, each bearing a different message, such as “Connect to Protect,” and “You are not alone,” and others. Each pair belongs to an Airman from the 173rd Fighter Wing. The 22 pairs of boots are significant because it reminds us that statistically, each day 22 military members and veterans take their own life.
  • Team Kingsley Airmen support Oregon hospitals

    Fifty Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing were activated Sept. 1, to assist with the logistical support of hospitals in the Springfield—Eugene area, with more on standby if additional hospitals request assistance through the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.
  • Two Team Kingsley Airmen to represent ANG at USAF Marathon

    On September 18, 2021, over 10,000 runners representing all 50 states and multiple foreign countries will participate in the 25th annual Air Force Marathon. Among them will be two Team Kingsley members, Capt. Kristine Raudy, 173rd Medical Group, and 1st Lt. Jared Boyer, 173rd Fighter Wing.
  • Free school supplies for Team Kingsley

    Team Kingsley Airmen had the opportunity to pick up free school supplies thanks to the Operation Homefront Back to School Giveaway on Aug. 18, 2021 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The Airman and Family Readiness team coordinated the vent and hosted it at the newly remodeled Resiliency Operations Center.
  • Team Kingsley shows off Total Force flying training

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, arrived here Aug. 12 for his first look at the mission and Airmen of the 173rd Fighter Wing.
  • 173rd MXG commander promoted

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeff Edwards, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, speaks about Col. Lee Bouma, 173rd Maintenance Group commander, during Bouma’s promotion ceremony July 30, 2021 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Bouma began his Air Force career in 1997 when he enlisted into the Montana Air National Guard as an F-16 crew chief and
  • Team Kingsley welcomes home deployers

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jefferson Thompson, 173rd Fighter Wing, is greeted by his family at the Rogue Valley International airport in Medford, Oregon July 22, 2021 for their loved ones return home following deployment. Multiple Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing supported combat operations across the globe for the last six months during the
  • Kingsley Field Firefighter named ANG Firefighter of the Year

    Matt Knitter, 173rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, right, receives the Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year award for 2020 from Colonel Micah Lambert, 173rd Fighter Wing vice commander, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. July 11, 2021. Knitter’s accomplishments include: driver/operator on a type I structure engine for the 242
  • Chief Master Sgt. Rene Horne

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rene Horne, 173rd Medical Group, wears her new rank of E-9 on her blues top, during her Chief Master Sgt. pinning ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 10, 2021. Horne is the 255th Chief Master Sgt. to reach the grade of E-9 in the state of Oregon. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman
  • Oregon National Guard’s first Dual Status Commander leads Jackson County vaccination clinic

    The goal was straightforward – deliver free COVID 19 vaccines to the people of Southern Oregon. There were already a number of COVID vaccination clinics across the state, but what made the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Project unique? The assigning of the Oregon National Guard’s first Dual Status Commander.
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