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Press Release
July 20, 2011
14th Sentry Eagle air-to-air combat exercise open house tips
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Kingsley Field will host its 14th air-to-air combat exercise and open house on July 23, inviting the public to enjoy a multitude of fighter jets, flying demonstration and static displays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
The personnel at Kingley Field suggestions the following tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable open house.
*     Weather is anticipated to be hot and sunny. Comfortable shoes and clothing, as well as sunscreen, sunglasses and headcover, are recommended as there are no indoor public facilities.
*     Food and drink vendors will be set up throughout the grounds. Lawn chairs, coolers, glass bottles and alcoholic beverages may NOT be brought in. Small handbags, camera bags, purses and diaper bags are permited, but subject to search.
*     The air-to-air combat exercise will include loud noises. Ear protection is recommended, especially for children.
*     Traffic leaving the area following the exercise is very heavy and long delays may occur. Plan accordingly. Please take your time leaving the Kingsley Field and visit some of the displays and vendors on your way out.
*     Pets are not allowed on the grounds, and please don't leave them in the parking area or in your car.
*     No skateboards, bicycles, or rollerblades, please.
Sentry Eagle, the Air National Guard's largest air-to-air exercise, 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.
"Sentry Eagle is the premier venue for Kingsley Field personnel to say "thank you" to the greater southern Oregon and northern California residents for their continued support."
Parking is available off-base, west of Spring Lake Road, across from Kingsley Field's south gate. Handicapped parking will be on base and will require a state handicap placard.  
For more information about the Sentry Eagle air-to-air combat exercise contact the 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at (541) 885-6677.
Contact Info: Lt Col. Martin Balakas, 541-885-6308; , matin.balakas@ang.af.mil