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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
A palletized effects system falls from the cargo hold of a 352d Special Operations Wing MC-130J Commando II during a live-fire demonstration for ATREUS 22-4 at Andøya Space Defense Range, Norway, Nov. 9, 2022. This is the first time Rapid Dragon, a precision effects capability for medium-sized or larger cargo aircraft that allows U.S. and NATO forces a flexible rapid response option, has been employed in the U.S. European Command theater. (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.

Oklahoma Special Operations Wing Supports Northern Strike
September 13, 2022
Members of the 137th Special Operations Wing Mission Sustainment Team construct a shelter during ground operations training Aug. 11, 2022, at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich. The 137th SOW Airmen were supporting Northern Strike 22-2, the National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise to validate the readiness of the joint and reserve force and demonstrate joint integration into the Agile Combat Employment concept.

Oklahoma National Guard Hosts German Officers in Exchange
September 9, 2022
German Air Force Lt. Col. Alex Frick, left, mission support squadron commander of Helicopter Wing 64, Laubheim, and German Air Force Maj. Alex Schroth, middle, troop driver with Air Command, Berlin, listen as U.S. Air Force Capt. Patrick Devito, combat systems officer with the 137th Special Operations Wing, Oklahoma National Guard, gives a tour of the MC-12W during a Military Reserve Exchange Program visit June 15, 2022, Oklahoma City. The program supports reserve force exchanges between NATO nations where Reservists and Guardsmen from the U.S. visit and host personnel from a foreign country.

Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers Train in Iowa
August 4, 2022
Spc. Robert Morris, a radio equipment repairer with Company B, 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, works on a SINCGARS radio at the Sustainment Training Center on Camp Dodge near Johnston City, Iowa, July 18, 2022. Repairers assigned to the 700th BSB conducted technical repair training in a realistic, multi-echelon environment as part of their annual training.

New York Army Guard Troops to Help Train Ukrainian Soldiers
July 18, 2022
New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who are deploying to Germany as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, stand at attention during a farewell ceremony at the Thompson Road Armory in Syracuse, New York, July 15, 2022. The New York Soldiers will relieve Florida Army National Guard Soldiers who are currently conducting the training mission.

Oklahoma Guard Battery Named Best Field Artillery Unit
July 18, 2022
Brig. Gen. Andrew Preston, commandant of the United States Army Field Artillery School, presents the Alexander Hamilton Award to Capt. Zebadiah Wilson, commander of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 158th Field Artillery Regiment, 45th Field Artillery Brigade, July 16, 2022. The Alexander Hamilton Award is presented annually to the best field artillery unit in the National Guard.

Oklahoma National Guard Conducts SPP Visit to Azerbaijan
July 1, 2022
Airmen with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard, observe Azerbaijan Operational Capabilities Concept Battalion medical personnel treat a simulated combat casualty during a State Partnership Program visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, June 20-24, 2022.

Historic Highway Landing Advances Agile Combat Employment
June 30, 2022
An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, lands and takes off from a highway during Northern Agility-1 22 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan June 29, 2022.