In August 2020, it was announced that Kingsley Field will host the Air Force’s first F-15EX formal training unit from 2022. The F-15EX is intended to replace the ageing F-15C/D Eagle, which is expected to run out of service life by the mid-2020s.
In Klamath Falls, our primary mission is the Fighter mission, which involves air-to-air and air-to-ground operations designed to support ground forces and to gain control of enemy airspace. In addition we perform the Air Traffic Control mission.
Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base
211 Arnold Ave
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
270TH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SQUADRON
The 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron operates out of Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base. Located in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the mission of the 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron includes the Air Traffic Control mission.
173RD FIGHTER WING
The 173rd Fighter Wing is the nation’s premier F-15 fighter pilot schoolhouse, and trains the world’s greatest air superiority pilots. Tasked with training F-15 pilots for service in the Combat Air Force, the 173rd trains both Air Guard and active duty pilots to fly and fight the Eagle as the sole F-15 Formal Training Unit. The 173rd defines the leading edge of innovative training technology and techniques, setting the standard for professional training centers.
With the conversion of the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall AFB, FL to strictly F-22 Raptor training, the 173 FW assumed all F-15C/D Formal Training Unit (FTU) responsibilities for the U.S. Air Force, to include Regular Air Force and international/foreign military training in addition to Air National Guard F-15 training.