KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Col. Jeremy Baenen assumed command of the 173rd Fighter Wing on Sunday afternoon, replacing Col. Jeffrey Silver. Col.
Baenen brings 10 years of active duty military experience to Kingsley Field. He’s been a member of the Oregon National Guard since 2002.
The ceremony to transfer command including the passing of the Wing guideon – a flag representing command. Col. Baenen’s name was revealed on the Wing flagship F-15 Eagle.
Col. Silver commanded the 173rd Fighter Wing since Sept. 2011.