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  • 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.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing hosts first ever Cascadia Airlift Exercise

    Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing collaborated with C-130J crews from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. for a multidepartment disaster relief exercise on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore.
  • 173rd FW provides National Science Foundation an Antarctic partner

    A partnership with the National Science Foundation provides Air National Guard chaplains the opportunity of a lifetime, who, in-turn, provide resilient, well trained and physically fit uniformed service members to tend to the spiritual and psychological care of the scientific community who reside there.
  • Strong community partnerships bolster 173rd FW’s mission

    The 173rd Fighter Wing has forged a strong relationship with its community, the city of Klamath Falls, Ore., over the last 70 years. That partnership paved the way for a lease extension that stretches to nearly the next century—the year 2095. That makes it the longest lease of any Air National Guard base and helps solidify the future as the base expands its capacity to train fighter pilots.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen recognized during demobilization ceremony

    The 173rd Fighter Wing held a demobilization ceremony, Nov. 4 2017 to recognize the 56 Airmen who deployed last year in support of global operations and the 97 Airmen called to State Active Duty to fight Oregon wildfires.
  • 173rd Fighter Wing hosts Sentry Eagle exercise

    The 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, hosted the 17th biennial Sentry Eagle exercise at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. This is one of the largest air-to-air combat exercises hosted by an Air National Guard unit.
  • Kingsley Field’s active duty detachment activated as 550th Fighter Squadron

    The active duty Air Force detachment based at Kingsley Field is now officially designated as the 550th Fighter Squadron following an activation ceremony at Kingsley Field, July 21, 2017.
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