KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing will welcome home a team of 15 Airmen from a six-month deployment to Iraq, Jan. 4, 2018, here. A demobilization ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the base theater.
They are assigned to the 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron, the unit responsible for the air traffic control services at Kingsley Field. During this deployment, they provided radar approach and finals control at the busiest airfield in Iraq—Al Asad Air Base.
“Every one of these folks was a volunteer; when you go back to our roots as the guard and the militia, it’s that same spirit of volunteerism that you see, all of these people wanted to be there,” said Capt. Alex Fugate, who was in charge of the deployed contingent.
If you would like to attend the ceremony please coordinate with the public affairs office by 3 pm. Thursday Jan. 3 to gain access to the base. For more information or to RSVP for this event, members of the media may contact the wing’s public affairs office at 541-885-6677.
Press release provided from Oregon Military Department.