Airmen from the 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron pose for a group photo at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon January 3, 2018. The mission of the 270th ATCS is to provide high quality air traffic control services to all of our flying customers in place and deployed support of the Air National Guard and the State of Oregon. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar)
270th Air Traffic Control Squadron Airmen maneuver a M1083 five ton cargo truck behind a C-130J Super Hercules from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. as part of the joint Cascadia Airlift Exercise July 14, 2018 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Airmen from Little Rock and the 173rd Fighter Wing teamed up to prepare to respond to a potential large-scale earthquake off the coast of Oregon. The Oregon National Guard’s mission is to be “a ready force equipped and trained to respond to any contingency,” and disaster relief efforts play a central role in that mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Adam Smith)
In addition to their Federal mission, members of the 270th ATCS provide local services via control tower and radar approach control facilities.

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270th ATCS Mission

Provide high quality air traffic control services to all of our flying customers in place and deployed support of the Air National Guard and the State of Oregon. 

Contact Us

Email - usaf.or.173-fw.mbx.270-ATCS@mail.mil

Phone

Commerical - 541-880-2511

DSN 830-2511

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Prior Service information

The 270 ATCS has multiple 1C1X1 Air Traffic Control (Tower, Radar, Combat Airspace) and 1C8X3 RADAR, Airfield, Weather Systems position attached to our TRN-48 TACAN, MPN-14K RADAR, and MSN-7 Tower unit type codes. Opportunities exist at all ranks and have career paths up to Chief Master Sergeant.

The 270th ATCS’ unique Drill Schedule allows our Airmen who live more than 250 miles (one-way driving distance) from Klamath Falls to attend a four day “Quarterly Drill” (you only come out to the 270th ATCS one time per quarter) and our two week Annual Training event each year. In addition to the “Quarterly Drill” concept, the 270th ATCS is currently able to fund the travel to/from this quarterly training (ie, mileage and/or airfare)! Under this construct, the 270 ATCS truly has no reservations with Airmen living throughout the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

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History of the 270th ATCS

Previously identified as the 272nd, the 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron relocated to Klamath Falls, Ore., and was federally recognized in 1997. The tower was stood up on Nov. 1, 1998, with the radar facility standing up a week later on Nov. 8, 1998. Since then, the 270th ATCS has embraced its mission and taken part in numerous Joint Exercises and Airshows, working the entities across the country.

Many squadron members have won Outstanding Airmen of the Year awards, both in Oregon and for the entire Air Force, and the 270th ATCS has earned the Air National Guard’s Outstanding Air Traffic Control Facility of the Year four times, as well as the Air Force Outstanding Unit award ten times while supporting both state and federal missions.

DEPLOYMENT

As part of the Combat Operations Group the 270th Air Ttraffic Control Squadron hit the ground running in 1999 as part of Operation JOINT FORGE in Taszár, Hungary. 2001 brought humanitarian efforts in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch, and following September 11th the 270th ATCS was called into action by the President of the United States in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan. Members of the unit have also deployed in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN, bringing local and national recognition to themselves and the squadron.

The 270th ATCS has also played a role in the humanitarian relief effort, as aforementioned, providing support to Honduras and Puerto Rico after Hurricane disasters hit. They also took part in providing services to help transport Keiko, the star killer whale of Free Willy, as well as providing air traffic services during cleanup of the shipwrecked ‘New Carissa’ in North Bend/Newport, Oregon.

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