“Kingsley Field – Oregon Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Squadron” by Squadron Posters
Kingsley Field – Oregon Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Squadron
The 114th Fighter Squadron (114 FS) is a unit of the Oregon Air National Guard 173d Fighter Wing located at Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Klamath Falls, Oregon. The 114th is equipped with the F-15C Eagle.
The 173d Fighter Wing (FW) of the Oregon Air National Guard occupies 61 acres (25 ha) of leased land on the Klamath Falls Airport, located approximately 4 miles southeast of Klamath Falls, Oregon. The mission of the 173 FW is to train the best air-to-air combat pilots, train flight doctors and serve Oregon and the Nation in times of peace and war. As an Air National Guard unit, the 173 FW is operationally-gained by the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and currently flies the single seat F-15C and twin-seat F-15D Eagle. 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.
Crater Lake (Depicted in this artwork) was formed over 7,700 years ago when the active volcano Mt. Mazama erupted and then sank into the ground creating this deep basin. Over the years snow-melt and rain filled the crater forming the lake. At a depth of 1,943 feet this is deepest lake in the USA. It also has the purist water of any lake resulting in it’s extremely deep blue color.
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