F-15

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 …

Shutdown averted at Kingsley Field

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Concerns over the status of the government shutdown led to uncertainty for workers at one of the biggest employers in Klamath Falls over the weekend. 173rd Fighter Wing Commander Colonel Jeffrey Smith says the lack of a budget …

Hometown Hero flight

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls police officer went on an extremely high speed patrol Wednesday. Officer Labeads Yahwhee got to fly in an F-15. “I would describe it as a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Yahwhee said. “It was pretty …

Kingsley Field after dark

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Skies over Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls are thundering after dark this week with night flight training. About two dozen members and friends of the Military Affairs Committee in Klamath Falls got a runway view of F-15 takeoffs …

Sentry Eagle roars through Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Sentry Eagle open house drew over 10,000 people to Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls Saturday. Sentry Eagle created a bit of a traffic jam, and some long lines – but that didn’t stop thousands from passing through …

Sentry Eagle open house at Kingsley Field

Klamath Falls, Ore. – One of the nation’s largest air-to-air combat training is now operating out of Klamath Falls, as ‘Sentry Eagle’ is ready for take-off. “It’s a large force exercise,” explained Master Sergeant Jennifer Shirar of the Oregon Air National Guard.  …

Exercise, exercise, exercise!

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Kingsley Field and emergency crews took part in a large-scale training exercise Friday in Klamath Falls, in a scenario involving a fighter jet crashing into a river. The training simulation began with a call to 911. The caller …

Ordnance detonated at Kingsley Field

Klamath Falls, Ore. – People in Klamath Falls may have heard a small explosion Wednesday morning shortly after 11:am coming from Kingsley Field. Master Sergeant Jennifer Shirar of the Oregon Air National Guard explained, “Yesterday, during a routine flight, one of our …

Kingsley Field F-15’s heading to Finland

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Crews and fighter jets from Kingsley Field are headed to Finland for a training exercise this spring. Lieutenant Colonel Rick Giampietri of the Oregon Air National Guard says the 2-week deployment to Finland will begin May 9th. “We’re …