173rd Fighter Wing

Change of command coming to 173rd Fighter Wing

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing will soon be undergoing a change of management. The Fighter Wing Commander serves as ‘principal’ of the F-15 schoolhouse. Colonel Jeff Smith became Wing Commander just over 3 years ago. He’ll be passing the …

173rd Fighter Wing ‘Race to Zero’

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A 5K run focusing on sexual assault prevention is coming up this weekend in Klamath Falls. The run is hosted by the 173rd Fighter Wing’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Team. Coordinator Amber Spotten explains the event is …

F-15 Art contest

Klamath Falls, Ore. – What could be the highest-flying, fastest artistic competition in history is now underway in Klamath Falls – and your design could soon be displayed on a fighter jet. The canvas for the design competition is the F-15 eagle. …

Tracking Santa Claus with the 173rd Fighter Wing

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Crews at Kingsley Field are busy tracking Santa Claus from deep in an underground bunker. “Contact is made – 165 miles north of the field.”  Announces one of the airmen monitoring radar and communications.  “Looks like his callsign …

Walden at Kingsley

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Congressman Greg Walden met with officials at Kingsley Field Saturday morning, in a visit that could help to lay the foundation for the next mission at the base. The F-15 fighter jets tend to make a big impression …