Kingsley Field

Sentry Eagle 2020 grounded

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing announced Monday morning that this year’s ‘Sentry Eagle’ exercise and open house has been cancelled. Sentry Eagle had been scheduled to take place over a 4 day period in mid-July. The Sentry Eagle open …

Kingsley F-15’s still flying through pandemic

Klamath Falls, Ore. – An airman at Kingsley Field has tested positive for Coronavirus, and the base is now challenging a viral enemy. Senior Master Sergeant Jennifer Shirar of the Oregon Air National Guard says the ‘positive’ Coronavirus test at Kingsley was …

‘Heritage Jet’ unveiled at Kingsley Field

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A ‘Heritage Jet’ was unveiled Friday at Kingsley Field, honoring the base’s namesake. The special design on an F-15 was revealed to a large crowd, in recognition of 2nd Lieutenant David R. Kingsley. The fighter jet was painted …

Keep ’em flying

Klamath Falls, Ore. – An old building is providing new independence for the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field. Recent opening of a new fire station at Kingsley Field left the old fire house vacant. “We were able to re-purpose it.”  Notes …

Change of Command at 173rd Fighter Wing

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field is under new management, following a change of command. Friday was Colonel Jeff Smith’s last day as Wing Commander. “It was surreal.”  Notes Col. Smith.  “I was okay when I came …