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  • 173rd FW deploys Oregon Guardsmen to help combat raging wildfires

    The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon has deployed more than sixty Airmen to assist with containment of the devastating wildfires that have spread across the state, and additional personnel from the Wing are preparing to head out in the next few days.
  • Portland Air National Guard Base’s 142nd Wing deploys Guardsmen to help combat raging wildfires

    The Oregon Air National Guard is sending 125 members, 75 of which are from the 142nd Wing at Portland ANG Base. 50 individuals are deploying from Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base in Klamath Falls, Ore. Oregon Air Guardsmen are deploying in support of OPLAN (Operation Plan) Smokey, an interagency agreement between the Oregon Military Department and the Oregon Department of Forestry which tasks the Oregon National Guard with assisting in the control and containment of wildfires, when called on by the governor.
  • Oregon Airmen use technology to complete training, mission

    PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore. – Nearly two months into the stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Kate Brown, people throughout the region are well into their “new normal” with childcare, remote offices, drive-thru grocery shopping and visiting friends and family via video teleconference.For the men and women of the 142nd Wing, the ability to
  • 173rd Fighter Wing creates masks in response to COVID-19

    Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing came together to create more than 600 masks for base personnel.
  • Weathering COVID-19: mental resilience

    PORTLAND, Ore. – In times of national crisis, it’s easy to become emotionally overwhelmed and forget to take your own mental health into consideration. The rapid onset of COVID-19 has brought a multitude of financial and personal stresses for Airmen and their families.On March 25, Defense Secretary Mark Esper placed limitations on large-scale
  • Oregon Guardsmen participate in Joint Exercise Sentry Aloha

    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.
  • Oregon ANG hosts second Cascadia Airlift exercise

    Aircrews from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and Yokota Air Base, Japan teamed up with the 173rd Fighter Wing for the second “Cascadia Airlift” exercise, June 3, 2019 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • 173rd FW Vehicle Maintenance braces for heavy snows

    The Klamath Basin sits at more than 4,000 feet of elevation and gets its fair share of snow during the winter months. Thanks to plowing operations the 173rd Fighter Wing continues to train pilots all through the winter months without delay. If a snowstorm deposits more than one-half-inch, plowing operations begin no matter the time and as often as not it’s the middle of the night. A significant part of winter readiness is having all of the snowplows ready for that next big storm and the mechanics at the vehicle operations work hard to ensure they are ready.
  • First Time: 173rd Fighter Wing hosts Secretary of the Air Force

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited the 173rd Fighter Wing Nov. 3-4, 2018, marking the first visit by a sitting secretary since Kingsley Field opened its gates during WWII.
  • First Time: 173rd FW Airmen join Soldiers in Best Warrior competition

    For the first time two Oregon Air National Guardsmen competed in the Oregon Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition in late August 2018. This is the first year the competition was opened to the Army’s sister service, and Tech. Sgt. Jared Boyer and Senior Airman David Garcia, both with the 173rd Fighter Wing, were able to join the Soldiers at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton Ore., for the grueling competition and experience what skills the U.S. Army prizes in its Soldiers.
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