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July 19, 2007
Kingsley Field to host 13th Sentry Eagle air-to-air combat exercise - MEDIA DAY
 
OREGON MILITARY DEPARTMENT
JOINT FORCES HEADQUARTERS, AIR COMPONENT
OREGON NATIONAL GUARD
1776 MILITIA WAY
P.O. BOX 14350
SALEM, OREGON 97309-5047

MEDIA ADVISORY
July 19, 2007

Contact: 1Lt. Michael Odle, 541-885-6302; michael.odle@orklam.ang.af.mil


Kingsley Field to host 13th Sentry Eagle air-to-air combat exercise

WHO: Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing will host the 13th Sentry Eagle air-to-air combat exercise. Over 400 military personnel from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines are expected to participate in this year's Sentry Eagle.

WHAT: Sentry Eagle provides military pilots of the National Guard, active duty and reserve components a forum in which to test their flying skills including basic fighter maneuvers and air combat tactics against different types of aircraft, close air support and large force employment training. There will be a multitude of aircraft to include F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, F-22s, F-5s, F-117s, B-1s, KC-135s.

A Media Day has been established to accommodate the numerous requests for interviews, photos and video. Media Day will provide news reporters and journalist with an overview of Sentry Eagle, a KC-135 Air Tanker flight with an air-refuel, take-off and landing visual opportunities and an F-15 aerial demonstration.

WHEN: Media Day: August 10; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Kingsley Field, 173rd Fighter Wing
211 Arnold Avenue, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Parking for Media Day will be on-base at the Kingsley Field Gymnasium

NOTE: To participate, credentialed media must contact the Kingsley Field Public Affairs Office no later than July 5 at (541) 885-6198 or send an e-mail to Michael.odle@orklam.ang.af.mil. The following information must be included in your RSVP: Name, affiliation, type of media (print, radio, broadcast, photographer), contact details (phone and address), country of citizenship (if U.S. citizen, provide your social security number), lunch is $3.55, please indicate your choice of turkey, ham or roast beef, and if you plan to participate in tour 1 or tour 2. A valid photo identification will be required on Media Day.
 
Contact Info:
 
Contact: 1Lt. Michael Odle
 541-885-6302