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Press Release
May 17, 2002
Air Guard announces new training airspace
 
Klamath Falls, Ore Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base has added new training airspace in the Alturas, Ore, area. Persons within the vicinity may notice more jets flying overhead. The airspace ranges from Gerber Reservoir to approximately 30 miles south of Alturas and is approximately 40 miles wide.

This airspace will be used for training pilots to employ the F-15 fighter jet in simulated air to air combat scenarios. The engagements will occur throughout the assigned airspace. The engagements may look like the jets are performing acrobatics, but in reality, what is happening is they are simulating being engaged in a visual fight where each is trying to employ weapons to defeat the other aircraft. There are no actual weapons of any type used. The weapons employment is simulated with an on-board computer system
 
Kinglsey Field is a schoolhouse for both Air National Guard and active duty Air Force pilots. Many of the students training at Kingsley will be sent to combat within months of graduation; therefore this type of training is essential.
 
The Point of Contact at the airbase is Maj. Greg Imrich at 541-885-6123.
 
 
For more information contact:
 
2nd Lt. Leigh Andrews
541-885-6308