Kingsley Field

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mickey Butler, WWII veteran

Klamath Falls, Ore. – More than 16 million U.S. soldiers fought in World War 2. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are now less than 500 thousand still living. NBC2’s Lyle Ahrens spoke with one of those surviving heroes from …

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 …