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.Read More
All 15 OSFM strike teams that have been assisting with battling the California wildfires for the past two weeks have begun demobilizing and will head back to their home stations beginning today.
The strike teams have assisted with a number of fires since their deployments earlier this month. In the past week, all of the strike teams have been assisting with the Thomas Fire burning near Ventura, California. The California Office of Emergency Services reports that the Thomas Fire is at 271,750 acres and at 50% containment.
The 173rd Fighter Wing conducted a demobilization ceremony Nov. 4 2017, formally recognizing wildland fire fighters and the 56 Kingsley Field Airmen who deployed during the wing’s first ever large-scale deployment throughout 2017.Read More