Oregon Air Guardsman helps critically injured motorist after train collision

Oregon Air Guardsman helps critically injured motorist after train collision

A Kingsley Field Airman found himself responding to a crisis situation recently at the most unexpected time. While on vacation in Duluth, Minnesota in late August, Master Sgt. Osten Coaty, 173rd Logistics Readiness Squadron First Sergeant, was enjoying a dinner train ride with his extended family when he looked out the window of the train to see a small, black car thrown into a stand of trees.

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Order deadline for Veterans Memorial bricks approaches

Order deadline for Veterans Memorial bricks approaches

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - September 27, 2019, has been set as the deadline for the Klamath Falls Veterans Memorial, Fall Brick Order. Bricks dedicated to military veterans will be placed at the memorial by Veterans Day.

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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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Registrations for benefit 5k walk-run still open

Registrations for benefit 5k walk-run still open

Registrations are still being taken for the “DRK Community 5K” walk-run to benefit the David R. Kingsley Foundation.

The first-ever event jointly hosted by Sky Lakes and Kingsley Field will be Saturday, August 10, at Steen Sports Park, 4500 Foothills Blvd. Start times for the family-friendly event begin at 9 a.m. and are staggered to accommodate runners and joggers, walkers, and participants with small children. Zoomba begins at 8:30 a.m. to help get you warmed up, and there will be a “bounce house” for children.

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Thousands line Main Street for Independence Day Parade [VIDEO]

Thousands line Main Street for Independence Day Parade [VIDEO]

Small town America is alive and well in Klamath Falls and it shown at the annual Independence Day Parade when thousands of spectators lined the streets of downtown. They waved flags of all sizes, cheered for their favorite floats, and honored their country.

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ODVA Announces interest rate decreases on home loans

ODVA Announces interest rate decreases on home loans

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs announced across-the-board interest rate decreases on all new loan applications for its home loan products, yet another sign that 2019 could be a great time to buy a home, especially for Oregon veterans.

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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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Walden applauds presidential signing of legislation to help Vet's in rural Oregon

Walden applauds presidential signing of legislation to help Vet's in rural Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released a statement applauding President Trump after he signed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 into law. The bill includes a provision coauthored by Walden, which would ensure that veterans in rural Oregon no longer face backlogs and needless delays when seeking to buy a home using the benefits they earned through their service.

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Season 4, Episode 8 - Colonel Edwards

Season 4, Episode 8 - Colonel Edwards

Colonel Jeff Edwards, Commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field is our guest on the Season 4, Episode 8 of Ask Klamath. In this episode we chat with Col. Edwards about the current status of Kingsley Field, the future of Kingsley Field and take your questions live.

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Cascadia Airlift training exercise hosted by the 173rd FW [VIDEO]

Cascadia Airlift training exercise hosted by the 173rd FW [VIDEO]

This week, Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing hosted crews from Yokota Airbase and Little Rock Air Force Base for the second annual Cascadia Airlift Exercise. Three C-130 aircraft staged on the ramp at Kingsley Field to practice supply airdrops over the Oregon Coast in a simulated disaster response after a major earthquake.

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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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Legacy - Signing the commander's desk

Legacy - Signing the commander's desk

Kingsley Field, Ore. - Tradition and customs are engrained in military service. Some our visible and easily recognized such as the military uniform, saluting the flag, and passing of the guidon at a change of command.  Others are more subtle, and not always witnessed by many.

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Col. Edwards to take command of the 173rd Fighter Wing

Col. Edwards to take command of the 173rd Fighter Wing

Kingsley Field, Ore. - A change of command will take place June 1, 1:00 p.m. at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Colonel Jeffrey Edwards, who has over 20 years of military experience, will take command of the 173rd Fighter Wing during an official change of command ceremony.

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'All gave some, some gave all'

'All gave some, some gave all'

“Singer songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus wrote one of my favorite songs,” said Colonel Jeff Edwards, Vice-Commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, and Guest speaker of the Memorial Celebration. “He said ‘All gave some, some gave all,’ but how do we know? How do we know what that was like to give all?”

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