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An F-15C of the Oregon Air National Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing sits on the ramp at JB Andrews, Md., Nov. 19, 2014. Staff photo by Arie Church​​​

​Air Force officials recently stood up the F-15C active associate unit that will support the F-15C/D schoolhouse that the Oregon Air National Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing runs at Klamath Falls, according to the wing’s January newsletter. "It’s very invigorating; this is the first active association for the F-15C in the Air Force," said Lt. Col. Chris Clark who last month took command of the newly minted Active Duty 56th Operations Group, Det. 2. The Air Force is injecting 84 Active Duty airmen to increase pilot production at the service's sole F-15C/D schoolhouse. The first of them arrived late last year and the detachment will swell to eight pilots, 68 maintenance personnel, and eight support airmen by spring. (See also Kingsley Field Ramps Up for Expanded Mission.)