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  • Kingsley Field provides weightlifters better-quality gymnasium

    KINGSLEY FIELD, OR  -- The doors opened to an anticipated upgrade to the Kingsley Field gymnasium, Dec. 13, 2023. The 4,800 square foot addition cost just over 3-million dollars, and took nearly a year and half to complete.Although most people at Kingsly refer to it as a gym, it’s actually a

  • 19th Air Force Commander visits Team Kingsley

    KINGSLEY FIELD, OR -- The 19th Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Clark Quinn, visited Team Kingsley Nov. 27 – 28, 2023 for the first time since taking command in June.During his visit, Quinn saw firsthand how the 173rd Fighter Wing accomplishes their mission every day.Quinn took the opportunity to meet

  • 173rd FW prepares for F-35 transition, hosts SATAF

    KINGSLEY FIELD, OR -- The 173rd Fighter Wing hosted their first Site Activation Task Force to plan for the transition to an F-35 Fighter Training Unit Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2023.More commonly known as a SATAF, this group brings together experts from a multitude of Air Force and civilian agencies and

  • F-35s return to Kingsley Field

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona returned to the 173rd Fighter Wing to continue training and flying with the Oregon Air National Guard unit for two weeks in October. “There’s been a lot of air traffic here the past two weeks,” said

  • Team Kingsley moves operations on airfield when taxiway “fails”

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- In the morning, one of the first orders of business for the Supervisor of Flying is to inspect the ramp, taxiways, and runway ensuring the surface is safe for aircraft to operate on.  On June 7, 2023, Col. Jason Nalepa, 173rd Operations Group commander and Supervisor of

  • 173rd Fighter Wing Airman uses singing voice to show appreciation

    KINGSLEY FIELD, OR -- Most military ceremonies have a very similar structure, it goes something like, arrival of official party, posting of the colors, playing of the National Anthem, remarks by presiding official…The 173rd Fighter Wing follows this format carefully, adhering to the protocol

  • Team Kingsley spouses taxi out during familiarization event

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- Spouses of 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen climbed into the backseat of an F-15 Eagle and taxied down the runway during a spouse taxi event at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., December 5, 2021.The spouse taxi event was created to allow military spouses to become familiarized