News from the Oklahoma National Guard

Michigan Airmen, Partners Achieve Milestone During Northern Agility
August 12, 2022
U. S. Air Force Airmen from the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, (SANGB) Mich. perform Agile Combat Employment (ACE) training while loading bombs onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II also from SANGB during an Integrated Combat Turn (ICT) during Northern Agility 22-2/Northern Strike 22, at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Mich., Aug. 8, 2022.

OKNG senior leader goes extra mile for 50th birthday
August 3, 2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Jolly, the command sergeant major for the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, completes a 50 kilometer trail run near Quanah, Texas, May 14, 2022. Jolly ran 50 kilometers to celebrate his 50th birthday. (Photo provided by Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Jolly)

Soldiers from 700 Brigade Support Battalion conduct annual training at the Sustainment Training Center
August 3, 2022
Spc. Schneider Njifunuh, an automated logistical specialist with Company A, 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, conducts simulated warehouse functions at the Sustainment Training Center on Camp Dodge near Johnston City, Iowa, July 18, 2022. The 700th BSB conducted annual training at the STC to enhance technical and tactical unit training. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Spc. Danielle Rayon)

Oklahoma Guard units conduct airborne operations with Nebraska, Indiana
August 3, 2022
Staff Sgt. Rob Stokley, an airborne Soldier with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Nebraska Army National Guard aligns his parachute to pack up after a high-performance jump from a C-130 “Hercules” on Rattlesnake Drop Zone at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 23, 2022.  The 2nd Battalion is the newest unit to join the 45th IBCT, bringing with them airborne capabilities that the 45th has not had in more than 50 years.  (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Stoner)

Oklahoma National Guard Supports Wildland Firefighting
August 2, 2022
An Oklahoma Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk flies over the 702 Fire in Blaine County, Oklahoma, after dropping more than 600 gallons of water on the fire, July 16, 2022. The Oklahoma National Guard is supporting the Oklahoma Forestry Services and local fire departments from the air using a UH-60 Black Hawk and a LUH-72 Lakota.

Oklahoma Guard F-16s receive fifth-generation radars
July 1, 2022
Lt. Col. David S. Gritsavage, F-16 pilot, 138th Fighter Wing, performs a flyby during his 5,000th hour of flight time in an F-16, Sept. 21, 2021, at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla. Gritsavage is one of few pilots to accomplish this feat in an F-16, and the first to cross that threshold at the 138th Fighter Wing.

(Oklahoma Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. C.T. Michael)

137th SOMDG medical personnel conduct SPP visit to Azerbaijan
June 30, 2022
US and Azerbaijan flags

Northern Agility 22-1 Begins in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
June 28, 2022
aircraft landing on highway

DM hosts mental health first aid course
June 27, 2022
Pictured above is a group of Airmen listening to a brief in a classroom.

Oklahoma National Guard Team Wins Colorful Cyber Shield 2022 Gaming Competition That Allows Cyber Warriors to Test Their Skills Against Their Peers
June 23, 2022

Video by Staff Sgt. Reece Heck
Future of drone defense takes flight at inaugural Oklahoma National Guard Counter-UAS Symposium
Oklahoma National Guard
March 12, 2024 | 2:33
Future of drone defense takes flight at inaugural Oklahoma National Guard Counter-UAS Symposium at Oklahoma State University’s Hamm Institute for American Energy in Oklahoma City, March 12-13, 2024. The symposium addressed the evolving landscape of warfare and security challenges posed by UAS technology, including the integration of artificial intelligence, countering the UAS threat and countless other emerging advancements. (Oklahoma National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Reece Heck

CG: Information:
Jamey Jacob, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research & Education