173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Public Affairs office is the primary point of contact for the Oregon Air National Guard at Kingsley Field.

Normal business hours:
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Drill weekend (UTA) 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau Available to Serve You!

The 173rd Fighter Wing has a very active speaker's bureau program. Each year, numerous of people throughout Oregon learn more about the Air Force, Air National Guard and the 173rd Fighter Wing thanks to the dedicated efforts of the bureau's volunteer speakers. Each speaker's bureau presentation is tailor-made for its audience and programs run anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.

Would you like the speaker's bureau to work for you? If your group or school is in need of a speaker on a military related subject, let the experts at the 173rd Fighter Wing help. Our expert speakers are fully prepared to update your group with the latest information regarding today's Air Force.

Speakers from the base routinely provide presentations for the following type of groups: Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, V.F.W., high schools, elementary schools, colleges, churches, chambers of commerce, and business associations. Morning, noon, and night, speakers are available just for the asking.

Best of all, our speakers bureau service is free! That's right, free. There is no cost to you. All we ask is that:
· Groups have at least 15 people
· You contact us at least 30 days in advance of the requested speaking date
· You provide specific directions (a map would be great) to the speaking location
· Your request includes name of group, requested date(s), type of audience, subject you are interested in, and desired length of presentation

If you would like a speaker for your group, you can: call the Public Affairs office at 541-885-6677 or email your request to usaf.or.173-fw.mbx.fw-public-affairs@mail.mil.

The 173rd Fighter Wing Speakers Bureau is there for you. Use it!

Flyover Requests

The Department of Defense authorizes the Air Force to participate in flyovers for those recognition events held in direct support of five patriotic holidays (Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, POW/MIA Day and Veteran's Day) and for aviation-related events, such as air shows and airport dedications. All non-aviation related events are processed as Exceptions-to-Policy and they cannot show preferential treatment to any single organization to include specific charities, or must be incidental to the non-aviation related event. Non-aviation requests may include sporting and other community-wide events but there must be a military connection on the ground during the time of the flyover and it must aide the Air Force in meeting our messaging and recruiting needs.

All flyover requests must be approved by the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs office. Please request SAF/PA approval at the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events website. http://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil/PublicSite/Index.cfm?fwa=home. Select "New Requests" and follow the instructions. Once you receive an email confirming your approval, please contact the 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (541)885-6677. We will process your request and let you know if we are able to support your event with a flyover as soon as possible.

This process does take some time; please make your requests through SAF/PA at a very minimum of six-weeks in advance. Remember, the more time you give yourself, the more time you have to fix any problems with your request that may come up.

For more information please visit the U.S. Aerial Events website at: http://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil/PublicSite/Index.cfm?fwa=home or contact the 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at (541)885-6677.

173rd FW Public Affairs

The objective of the Kingsley Field Public Affairs office is to increase public awareness and understanding of the Air National Guard and Kingsley Field's mission. Our goal is to foster positive relations with the surrounding communities, and we accomplish this goal by supporting the community in all aspects.

Media Engagement:
The Public Affairs office handles all media inquiries for the Oregon Air National Guard and Kingsley Field.

Working with the media is an important tool for the success of the Oregon Air National Guard. The office is always available to answer questions, provide subject matter experts, arrange interviews and field other requests.

Community Outreach:

Supporting community events is a vital part of the office's mission. There are a variety of ways the Oregon Air National Guard can assist civic groups, schools and community projects, such as providing guest speakers or base tours.

To make a request or find out more information: call, e-mail, or fax the Public Affairs office.

Public Information:
The office makes available a variety of information to help the public better understand the Oregon Air National Guard and the services it provides to Oregon and the nation.

Public Affairs Office

173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
211 Arnold Avenue
Kingsely Field
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
COMM: 541-885-6677
DSN: 830-6677