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  • Local civic leaders fly with Team Kingsley

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- The 173rd Fighter Wing hosted a civic leader flight offering a group of local leaders an opportunity to view an aerial refueling mission over Eastern Oregon, April 7. Flights like these are a great way to showcase our mission,” said Lt. Col. Nikki Jackson, public affairs

  • Spikes train with Oregon Eagles

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The 62nd Fighter Squadron and 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, traveled to Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Oregon, to participate in off-station interoperability fighter pilot and Airmenship

  • Kingsley Field welcomes Kadena Air Base Eagles

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- The U.S. Air Force is replacing F-15C Eagles of Kadena Air Base, Japan with a rotating force of fighters according to official Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek.That announcement kicks off a process of ferrying nearly 50 fighter aircraft across the Pacific Ocean back to the

  • F-35 fighters put 173rd Fighter Wing’s ample range space to the test

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- A squadron of the one of the Nation’s most advanced fighter aircraft traveled from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., for a two-week stint in late October 2022.The 63rd Fighter Squadron, flying 14 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets,

  • 173rd Resiliency Operations Center fosters community, connects Airmen

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- Kingsley Field’s sense of community goes back a long way, perhaps to its inception as a WWII training base in the late 40s. Since that time, it’s always been a small, rural community in a landscape surrounded by mountains and a basin floor dotted with alfalfa and potato

  • Kingsley Airmen called to support wildfire response at growing Rum Creek Fire

    MERLIN, Ore. -- Twenty Oregon Air National Guard Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing left to help fight the Rum Creek Fire burning near the shores of the Rogue River, Aug. 29, 2022. It is part of “OPLAN Smokey”, a program designed to let the state of Oregon call upon the citizen Guardsmen to serve

  • 270th ATCS brings new approach to standing up all-weather airfields

    The 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., spends two weeks a year practicing its deployed mission, establishing airfields in remote locations. This year they traveled to Amedee Army Airfield, Calif., in early summer of 2022 to test new capabilities needed for

  • Oregon ANG partners with neighboring state, hones wartime skills

    KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- For several days in late April, two KC-135 tanker aircraft from the 141st Air Refueling Wing called Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, Ore., home, while they practiced warfighting skills—supplying fighter aircraft with gas being a prime example.In order to effectively train