Hikers Rescued from Mt. Thielsen

Hikers Rescued from Mt. Thielsen

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. - Two hikers were successfully rescued from Mt. Thielsen due to their level of preparedness.

On Friday, June 21, 2019, around 9:00 PM, dispatchers were notified that two SOS signals were being sent from Garmin inReach personal locator devices. Dispatchers were provided information regarding the two individuals who were registered with the devices. 

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173rd Fighter Wing welcomes new commander [VIDEO]

173rd Fighter Wing welcomes new commander [VIDEO]

A change of command ceremony marked a major transition for the 173rd Fighter Wing when Col. Jeff Smith relinquished command to Col. Jeffrey Edwards who stepped into the top post on June 1, 2019.

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Bill qualifies Licensing for Military Spouses

Bill qualifies Licensing for Military Spouses

Salem, Ore. – HB 3030 passed in a unanimous vote on the House Floor on Thursday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls) who worked with Rep. McLane, Klamath County Commissioners, and Col. Jeff Smith, Commander 173rd Fighter Wing.

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Civil Air Patrol holds NCO school and Airman Basic class for Cadets

Civil Air Patrol holds NCO school and Airman Basic class for Cadets

The Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol held their Non-Commission Officers School and Airman Basic Class for cadets (ages 12-18) in Klamath Falls last weekend.

The event was hosted by our own Klamath Falls Composite Squadron and held at the Kingsley National Air Guard Base. Participants came from various areas of Oregon including High Desert, Medford, Aurora, Washington County and Grants Pass to attend this rewarding event.

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Funding to Train National Guard to Fight Wildfires Passes out of Senate Committee

Funding to Train National Guard to Fight Wildfires Passes out of Senate Committee

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Sen. Ron Wyden today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $7 million to train National Guard members to fight wildfires. The bill passed out of committee today.

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Governor Ceremoniously Signs State Tuition Assistance Bill For Oregon National Guard [VIDEO]

Governor Ceremoniously Signs State Tuition Assistance Bill For Oregon National Guard [VIDEO]

House Bill 4035 authorizes state tuition assistance for service members in the Oregon National Guard. The bill, passed by the Oregon Legislature on March 3, details the requirements that will qualify Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to receive state-funded tuition assistance…

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Governor to Ceremoniously Sign State Tuition Assistance Bill for Oregon National Guard

Governor to Ceremoniously Sign State Tuition Assistance Bill for Oregon National Guard

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon National Guard is scheduled to host a Governor’s Ceremonial Signing of House Bill 4035 at 3:45 p.m.on Saturday, June 16, in Hangar 219, at Kingsley Field, Air National Guard base, located at 211 Arnold Avenue, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 97603.

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Gov Brown to Speak at Oregon Tech Commencement, Sign ONG Tuition Bill in Klamath Falls

Gov Brown to Speak at Oregon Tech Commencement, Sign ONG Tuition Bill in Klamath Falls

Salem, OR — Governor Kate Brown will visit Klamath Falls this weekend, where she will deliver the keynote address at Oregon Institute of Technology’s commencement ceremony. Following that event, she will visit Kingsley Air Force Base to sign HB 4035, which provides tuition assistance for Oregon National Guard members.

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Reschke Provides Statement on State Tuition Assistance for Oregon National Guard

Reschke Provides Statement on State Tuition Assistance for Oregon National Guard

Klamath Falls News received the following statement from Representative E. Werner Reschke (R-Dist. 56) co-sponsor of House Bill 4035 after the Oregon Governors Office announced the signing of the bill into law. HB4035 is also known as the tuition assistance bill for Oregon National Guard Members.

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Tuition Assistance Approved for ONG Service Members

Tuition Assistance Approved for ONG Service Members

Salem, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 4035, co-sponsored by E. Werner Reschke (R-Dist. 56) April 3, 2018, which authorizes state tuition assistance for service members in the Oregon National Guard.

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Lawmakers vote to extend tuition benefits to Oregon National Guard members

Lawmakers vote to extend tuition benefits to Oregon National Guard members

The Oregon House today unanimously approved legislation extending tuition benefits to Oregon National Guard members. Chief sponsored by House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) and Representative Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver), HB 4035 would align Oregon with the 49 other states that already provide some form of tuition assistance to Guard members.

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OR Senate Votes Unanimously on SB1557 - Supporting ORNG Attend College

OR Senate Votes Unanimously on SB1557 - Supporting ORNG Attend College

Today, the Oregon State Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 1557, helping men and women serving in Oregon's National Guard, who are attending college. The bill amends current law to allow college students who are called up to serve the state for 30 days or less to retake college classes without additional cost.

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