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Oregon Airmen Prepare for Wildland Fire Season
May 12, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing don Oregon Department of Forestry uniforms and extinguish a grass fire during wildland firefighter training at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., May 7, 2023. The training prepared Oregon Air Guardsmen to aid the state when wildland fires outpace state resources during hot summer months.

Western Air Defense Sector Conducts Exercise at Oregon Beach
May 1, 2023
Three members of the Western Air Defense Sector's 225th Air Defense Squadron tested the ability to execute cloud based command and control in a geographically separated location at Camp Rilea, Oregon, April 25, 2023. The WADS air battle managers, 1st Lt. Aaron DeCremer and 2nd Lt. Tyler Shoemaker, conducted a practice scramble of two F-15 fighter aircraft from the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing as part of exercise Felix Ace.

173rd FW Deploys to Florida for Missile Live-fire Training
April 12, 2023
Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing who traveled to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, after successfully participating in the Weapons Systems Evaluation Program March 9-23, 2023. Kingsley Field sent 118 Airmen and six F-15 Eagles to participate in the missile live-fire program.

Oregon Airmen, Soldiers Train to set up Communications Capability
September 14, 2022
Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing Communications Flight, Oregon Air National Guard, set up a satellite Sept. 10, 2022, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The members worked with their counterparts from the Oregon Army National Guard to set up a commercial internet satellite and a radio tower while training to stand up what is called the Joint Incident Sight Communication Capability to enhance their capability to respond to domestic operations.

Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing Trains with Marine Counterparts
August 24, 2022
U.S. Air Force  Lt. Col. Adrian Anulewicz, 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 pilot, straps into the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle in preparation for a flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Aug. 15, 2022.  The 173rd Fighter Wing trained for two weeks with the F/A-18s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 and the F-35s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 502.

Oregon, California Air Guard Pilots Practice Water Survival
July 26, 2022
U.S. Air Force Col. Lee Bouma, the 173rd Fighter Wing commander, wades out of the water following his circuit through several water survival training scenarios prepared by 173rd FW Aircrew Flight Equipment at Cultus Lake in Central Oregon, July 16, 2022.

142nd Wing Guardsmen hone skills in WSEP/Checkered Flag 22-2
May 31, 2022
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle flies over the installation during Checkered Flag 22-2 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 18, 2022. Checkered Flag is a large-force aerial exercise that fosters readiness and interoperability through the incorporation of fourth-and fifth-generation aircraft during air-to-air combat training.

Oregon National Guard Airmen save lives in Idaho
May 26, 2022
Oregon Air National Guard Airmen with the 125th Special Tactics Squadron work alongside paramedics to prepare two patients for transport near Boise, Idaho, May 15, 2022. After completing a day of small arms training, the Oregon Airmen were in a convoy heading to Gowen Field, Idaho, when they witnessed an accident that injured two people on a motorcycle.

173rd Fighter Wing crew chief pays homage to Choctaw lineage
May 16, 2022
Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing and visiting dignitaries from the Choctaw Nation stand in front of the newly commissioned nose art, April 14, 2022, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Robert Holster, the dedicated crew chief, commissioned the artwork to pay homage to his lineage as a member of the Choctaw Tribe and his service to the U.S. military.

Technology helps 173rd FW runners avoid injury, run faster
March 16, 2022
Amy Jones, a certified corrective exercise specialist at the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, explains the mechanics of a runner's gait and stride captured using RunDNA technology March 4, 2022, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. The system provides three-dimensional analysis previously only available to professional runners and helps correct problems that may cause injury while also helping create a faster, more efficient stride.

Oregon Air Guard’s 116th ACS joins Exercise Red Flag
March 15, 2022
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off for a Red Flag-Nellis 22-2 mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 9, 2022. The 414th Combat Training Squadron conducts Red Flag exercises to provide aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment.

116th Air Control Squadron acquires new radome assembly
January 5, 2022
Installation of the 116th Air Control Squadron’s new radome structure was completed Dec. 13, 2021, at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore. The system will protect the squadron's TP-75 antenna array against harsh weather on the Oregon coast and reduce labor.

Oregon National Guard wraps up hospital support mission
January 3, 2022
Airman 1st Class Conner Meling, 142nd Communications Flight, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., provides temperature screening services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. The Oregon National Guard mobilized 1,588 service members and provided over 300,000 labor hours at more than 20 hospitals across Oregon.

Oregon Air Guard firefighters, partners ‘Burn-to-Learn’
December 15, 2021
Kingsley Field Firefighters load fuel into a burning structure during a “Burn-to-Learn” event in partnership with Klamath Falls, Ore., Fire District One Dec. 8, 2021. The firefighters used a condemned house to study fire behavior, practice coordination with local partners and meet the Air Force requirement for live-fire training.

Oregon Wing's structural innovation helps keep aircraft aloft
December 6, 2021
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Paul Allen, a structural maintainer with the 173rd Fighter Wing, places a part in the "smash-box," a reinforced steel container lined with thick, durable rubber that shapes the flat aluminum part when put under extreme pressure on Nov.5, 2021.

National Guard's interstate cooperation enhances air defense
October 1, 2021
Hawaii and Oregon Air National Guard Airmen monitor pods of computer screens displaying the airspace above the Hawaiian islands during exercise Sentry Aloha 2021, Aug. 24, 2021. Hawaii Air National Guard air defense experts teamed with the Oregon Air National Guard’s 116th Air Control Squadron to control F-22 Raptors and F-15 Eagles participating in Sentry Aloha 2021.

Oregon Airmen conduct joint familiarization training
September 22, 2021
Members of the U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10 joined up with the 123rd Fighter Squadron of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing to conduct ongoing familiarization training. More than seven coordinated training flights have been conducted between the two groups at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon throughout 2021.

Oregon Guard Airmen support Oregon hospitals
September 2, 2021
Oregon National Guard Tech. Sgt. Meghan Olson, 173rd Medical Group, checks the temperature of Senior Master Sgt. John Wyman, 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron, while Capt. Jaimie Nealy reviews his paperwork during an inprocessing briefing for Airmen activated to support hospitals across Oregon Sept. 2, 2021, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

270th ATCS makes ANG history during Patriot North exercise
July 15, 2021
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, performs a low pass over a mobile air traffic control tower at Fort McCoy, Wis., June 14, 2021. PATRIOT 21 is a training exercise designed for civilian emergency management and responders to work with military entities to prepare for disasters.

173rd FW joins search and rescue team in simulated exercise
June 10, 2021
Klamath County search and rescue member drive a side-by-side to search for a simulated missing pilot June 5, 2021, near Gerber Reservoir, Ore. The 173rd Fighter Wing held a joint exercise with the Klamath County SAR team to practice finding a downed pilot in the woods.