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Oklahoma National Guard Helps with Sulphur Tornado Relief
May 13, 2024
Sgt. Andrew Serna, a Dallas, Texas, resident serving with Delta Company, 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, operates a forklift during tornado recovery efforts at the Murray County Expo Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma, May 9, 2024.

Oklahoma Guardsmen Face New Adversary in Best Warrior Competition
May 9, 2024
Command Sgt. Maj. John Hernandez, right, command sergeant major for Oklahoma, watches as an uncrewed aircraft systems operator pilots a UAS over the 2024 Oklahoma National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Gruber Training Center April 26. This was the first time the OKARNG counter-UAS school integrated into the competition.

Oklahoma Guard Explores Future of Drone Defense at Symposium
March 15, 2024
Lt. Col. Brent Hill, deputy director of military support for the Oklahoma National Guard, introduces Jamey Jacob, Ph.d., P.E., during the inaugural Oklahoma National Guard Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium in Oklahoma City, March 12, 2024. Jacob is the executive director of Oklahoma State University's Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education.

Oklahoma National Guard Tests Drone Technologies
March 12, 2024
The Oklahoma National Guard worked with industry partners from across the state Feb. 22 to test the capabilities of unmanned aircraft systems at Camp Gruber Training Center in Oklahoma City. This initiative aims to equip and train the OKNG alongside civilian aerospace industry experts and local partners to enhance mission readiness in aviation and aerospace technologies.

Oklahoma Guardsman Receives Star of Valor for Heroic Actions
March 8, 2024
Spc. Alexander Weimer, assigned to Bravo Company, 545th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, speaks with Col. Andrew Ballenger, commander of the 45th IBCT, at his Oklahoma Star of Valor ceremony at the Muskogee Armed Forces Reserve Center, Muskogee, Oklahoma, March 3, 2024. Weimer was recognized for his bravery and compassion while assisting civilians involved in a vehicular collision while on his way to drill.

Pennsylvania Guard Takes Over Horn of Africa Security Mission
February 21, 2024
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Erik Ponzek, left, commander of 2-112th Infantry, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Barclay, 2-112th Infantry senior enlisted leader, unfurl their unit's colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 10, 2024. This act represented Pennsylvania National Guard's Task Force Paxton assuming control over the SECFOR unit in CJTF-HOA.

Oklahoma National Guard Aviation Unit Deploying to Kosovo
January 2, 2024
Loved ones gathered alongside nearly 50 Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen during a deployment ceremony Dec. 30, 2023, at the Army Aviation Support Facility 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Members of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion (Assault Helicopter Battalion), 244th Aviation Regiment, 90th Troop Command, will deploy to Kosovo to support oOperation Joint Guardian (KFOR).

Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldier trains for the Olympics
October 27, 2023
Spc. Dalton Duffield, an Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldier, throws his competitor during a practice wrestling match at Fort Carson, Colorado, Aug. 8, 2023. Duffield is a member of the Oklahoma National Guard and a Greco-Roman wrestler pursuing his Olympic goals through the U.S. Army's World Class Athlete Program.

35th Infantry Division Hosts 2023 Readiness Symposium
September 19, 2023
The 35th Infantry Division hosted the First Annual Division Readiness Symposium Sept. 9-10, 2023, welcoming a diverse array of units from the Army National Guard in several states to Division Headquarters in Leavenworth, Kansas. The event aimed to enhance communication and understanding, ensuring operational, exercise and deployment readiness.

National Guard Fights Louisiana Wildfires From the Air
September 1, 2023
Louisiana National Guard aviation assets began water-drop missions Aug. 23, 2023, to combat wildfires in western Louisiana. They have been assisted by the Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee National Guard.

Tradewinds 23 Exercise Highlights Multinational Partnerships
July 31, 2023
The Tradewinds 23 closing ceremony was held in Georgetown, Guyana, July 27, 2023. The multinational, two-week exercise included representatives from 21 nations and Army and Air National Guard units from Alabama, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma and the Virgin Islands.

Oklahoma Guardsmen Finish First at Cyber Shield 2023
July 26, 2023
Members of the Oklahoma National Guard cybersecurity team work together to defend networks during Cyber Shield 2023 at the Professional Education Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, June 10, 2023. Oklahoma Guardsmen joined approximately 800 military and civilian cyber professionals from 35 states, including international partners, for this year’s Cyber Shield June 2-16.

Oklahoma National Guard Soldier Harnesses Fighting Spirit
July 20, 2023
Spc. Justin Budd, a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard from Tulsa, Oklahoma, harnessed his fighting spirit in an unconventional way.

New York Guard Completes Horn of Africa Security Mission
June 6, 2023
New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Peter Clark, left, a member of D Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, goes over defense plans with the Kenyan Defense Force during a base defense drill on Camp Simba, Kenya, May 18, 2023. The Soldiers of Task Force Wolfhound,  a security force based on the 69th Infantry, worked with the Kenyans to review actions in defense of the base.

Kentucky Civil Response Team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise
March 17, 2023
An officer with Louisville Metro Police's Hazardous Incident Response Team gets out of his hazardous material suit after working a simulated scenario with the help of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Dormbrusch, 12th CST, New Hampshire National Guard, during a training event at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., March 13, 2023. National Guard CSTs from eight states participated in the one-day exercise.

Aviation Maintenance Team Builds Cohesion Overseas
December 23, 2022
U.S. Army Spc. Stephon Johnson, UH-60 helicopter mechanic for Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, Assault Helicopter Battalion, attached to the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Task Force Mustang," poses in front of an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2022.

Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Celebrate 20-year Partnership
December 2, 2022
Col. Gen. Karim Valiyeva, first deputy minister of defense and chief of the general staff of the Azerbaijan Army, presents a gift to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Nov. 30, 2022. Oklahoma National Guard leaders and a delegation from Azerbaijan met to celebrate their 20-year partnership under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

OKNG Special Operations Wing Supports First Red Dragon Live-fire
November 10, 2022
Members of the 137th Mission Sustainment Team look over a map as they conduct a site survey during ATREUS 22-4 at Andøya Space Defense Range, Norway, Nov. 8, 2022. This was the first time the multi-capable Airmen conducted their mission in a setting realistic to the austere environments they will encounter while supporting global SOF operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Oklahoma Guard Hosts Cybersecurity Exchange with Azerbaijan
October 17, 2022
Cybersecurity officers from the Azerbaijan army listen to a presentation by an Oklahoma Air National Guard member during a cybersecurity knowledge exchange hosted by the Oklahoma National Guard at the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma National Guard hosted a multiday exchange focused on building cooperation between the two partners.

Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Participate in Disaster Response Exercise
September 28, 2022
U.S. and Azerbaijan military and civilian officials participate in a disaster response tabletop exercise Sept. 20-22, 2022, in Baku, Azerbaijan. The exercise included first responders from Azerbaijan and the Oklahoma National Guard, who are partners under the State Partnership Program.