The Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field is slated to become the Air Force’s sole F-15 training base,” Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Rees, adjutant general of the Oregon National Guard, has confirmed to the Daily Report. “We are very pleased with that and looking forward to that added responsibility,” Rees said in an interview. Under a proposal in the Air Force’s Fiscal 2010 budget plan, F-15 training operations would be phased out at Tyndall AFB, Fla., and consolidated at Kingsley Field. Here, an Oregon ANG 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle taxis down the runway at Kingsley Field on Aug. 7, 2007.
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