Oregon Guardsmen participate in joint exercise Sentry Aloha [VIDEO]

Five F-15 Eagles and more than ninety Airmen from Kingsley Field flew to Hawaii for three weeks to support Sentry Aloha 19-2, a large-scale exercise with both American and Australian Forces, August 16 through September 6, 2019.

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New 173rd FW Vice Commander notches historic first for Kingsley Field

New 173rd FW Vice Commander notches historic first for Kingsley Field

The 173rd Fighter Wing welcomed its first active-duty vice commander, Aug. 13, 2019. As an Air National Guard unit, this is unique and first for Kingsley Field. Lt. Col. Brad Orgeron, the newly appointed vice wing commander for the 173rd FW, was officially confirmed into his dual-status role Aug. 13.

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Trump Administration to pull Kingsley Field construction project funding for border wall [UPDATED]

Trump Administration to pull Kingsley Field construction project funding for border wall [UPDATED]

Today, The Trump Administration announced a decision to divert billions of dollars of funding from military construction projects across the country to be used on the border wall. Two projects at Kingsley Field totaling $10 million are on the chopping block. $2.5 million in fuel facility upgrades and an $8 million rifle range.

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173rd Fighter Wing pilots learn survival techniques for over-water ejection

173rd Fighter Wing pilots learn survival techniques for over-water ejection

U.S. Air Force F-15C pilots from the 173rd Fighter Wing spent one day preparing for an emergency ejection over water during water survival skills training at Cultus Lake in Central Oregon, July 25, 2019.

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Team Kingsley adds “shoot house” to world-class training arsenal

Team Kingsley adds “shoot house” to world-class training arsenal

The 173rd Security Forces Squadron increased the training capability for the base, as well as the surrounding area, when they constructed a new “shoot house” on the base designed to simulate real situations law enforcement and first responders deal with as a part of their mission.

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Community Partners Host Benefit Walk-Run

Community Partners Host Benefit Walk-Run

Kingsley Field personnel and Sky Lakes staff have partnered to host the first-ever "DRK Community 5K" walk-run to benefit the David R. Kingsley Foundation.

The David R. Kingsley Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to both Kingsley Field members and Klamath County citizens who have fallen on hard times because of job loss, medical expenses, disasters, and the like.

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173rd Fighter Wing to conduct flyovers for Independence Day celebrations

173rd Fighter Wing to conduct flyovers for Independence Day celebrations

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. will conduct Independence Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon and California.

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Vacant building presents opportunity for innovation at 173rd Fighter Wing [VIDEO]

Vacant building presents opportunity for innovation at 173rd Fighter Wing [VIDEO]

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. - A recently vacated building is poised to become a valuable resource for the 173rd Fighter Wing and even the Air Force at large. Senior Master Sgt. Nate Morehouse explains that the extra space will allow three different shops to repair aircraft parts needed for the local fleet, as well as the entire F-15C fleet and even other U.S. Air Force airframes. 

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Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport to receive $5.7 million in federal grant money for taxiway improvements

Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport to receive $5.7 million in federal grant money for taxiway improvements

Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden, today announced more than $16.2 million in grant funding for taxiway improvements at airports in Oregon - including $5.7 million for the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport.

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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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Photo Story: 2019 Memorial Day Parade

Photo Story: 2019 Memorial Day Parade

Thousands came out to watch the 2019 Memorial Day parade that began at 10:00 AM at the corner of Spring and Main in Downtown Klamath Falls. Spectators lined parade route from the Klamath County Museum all the way to Veteran’s Memorial Park.

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Colonels Smith & Edwards reflect on the journey

Colonels Smith & Edwards reflect on the journey

On June 1, 2019 Col. Jeff “Sled” Smith will step down as the Commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, and Col. Jeff “Thug” Edwards will take command of the wing. It marks the final chapter in their careers which began when they stepped off the same bus at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991.

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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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Unit Effectiveness Inspection: Team Kingsley strives for excellence

Unit Effectiveness Inspection: Team Kingsley strives for excellence

Kingsley Field, Ore. - The 173rd Fighter Wing completed a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone, the face-to-face portion of the Air Force Inspection System’s evaluation of the wing’s effectiveness in mission execution, April 4-7, 2019.

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Kingsley Kids’ Day honors military children [VIDEO]

Kingsley Kids’ Day honors military children [VIDEO]

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. - The 173rd Fighter Wing STARBASE program and Airman and Family Readiness Center provided children of Kingsley Field Airmen an afternoon of hands-on learning designed to be interactive and fun. More than 30 children took part in the third annual Kingsley Kids’ day, April 6, 2019.

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173rd Fighter Wing performs test on emergency cable

173rd Fighter Wing performs test on emergency cable

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. - A 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle drops into the pattern over Kingsley Field making its final approach in what promises to be a very dramatic and unusual landing, March 7, 2019.

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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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Wing Commander introduces new program to communicate with Airmen, SLED Talks

Wing Commander introduces new program to communicate with Airmen, SLED Talks

The 173rd Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Jeff “Sled” Smith, has started a new program to communicate with Airmen across the base. Labeled “SLED Talks”, a play on the name of the highly popular TED talks, these are small group discussions held with 12 or less individuals on a routine basis. 

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Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Klamath Falls, Ore. - As announcer Bob Chambrose called out the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces – Coast Guard! Air Force! Navy! Marines! Army! -- veterans and active duty military members made their way towards the front of the Henley High School’s basketball court.

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173rd Fighter Wing Welcomes Deployed Airmen Home

173rd Fighter Wing Welcomes Deployed Airmen Home

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. - The 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron welcomed home a team of 15 Airmen from a six-month deployment to Iraq, Jan. 4, 2018 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

A demobilization ceremony served to officially welcome back the Kingsley Field Airmen, after they provided radar approach and finals control at the busiest airfield in Iraq—Al Asad Air Base.

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