News from the Oklahoma National Guard

National Guardsmen support civil authorities in large-scale illegal marijuana eradication operation
February 25, 2022
Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen assist local authorities in the destruction of  marijuana during massive multi-agency operation targeting criminal marijuana growth and trafficking in the southern region of Oklahoma, Feb. 22, 2022. he OKNG assisted with the clean-up of the nine illegal or unregistered grow sites after Law Enforcement Officers served warrants and gathered the evidence they needed. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mireille Merilice-Roberts)

137th CTF teaches land nav skills during MST training
February 17, 2022
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137th CTF teaches land nav skills during MST training
February 17, 2022
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Three AFSOC wings participate in combat control training at WRANGB
February 16, 2022
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Oklahoma National Guard unit receives Meritorious Unit Commendation
February 11, 2022
Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers with Alpha Company 777, 345th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 90th Troop Command receive a Meritorious Unit Commendation at a ceremony at the Armed Forces Readiness Center, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Feb. 5, 2022. The unit was awarded the commendation in recognition of their accomplishments during their 2016-2017 deployment to Kuwait in support of Operations Inherent Resolve, Spartan Shield, and Freedom’s Sentinel. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Spc. Danielle Rayon)

Oklahoma National Guard concludes stranded driver assistance mission
February 5, 2022
Oklahoma National Guard members working with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Stranded Motorist Assistance Recovery Team based in Vinita, Oklahoma push a vehicle out of a snowbank on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Vinita, Oklahoma, Feb. 3, 2022.

Oklahoma National Guard prepares to assist stranded motorists
February 2, 2022
An Oklahoma National Guard humvee follows an Oklahoma Highway Patrol vehicle during a stranded motorist recovery mission along the Turner Turnpike near Stroud, Oklahoma, Feb. 14, 2021. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones)

Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers attached to 5th Armored Brigade help local non-profit secure $100,000 grant
January 27, 2022
Spc. Monique Tran, left, and Sgt. Mikaela Norton, assigned to 5th Armored Brigade, First Army Division West, pose with members of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the Armed Services YMCA during grant presentation from AUSA to the YMCA in El Paso, Texas, January 21st, 2022.  5th Armored Brigade supports the local community while preparing National Guard and Reserve partners to deploy world wide.  (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Coady Pratt, 5th Armored Brigade)

Oklahoma National Guard colonel retires after three decades of service
January 25, 2022
Oklahoma National Guard Brig. Gen. Thomas Mancino, the adjutant general for Oklahoma, presents Col. Thomas Mackey, former deputy United States Property and Fiscal officer, with the Legion of Merit award, at Joint Force Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jan. 22, 2022. Mackey’s career spanned 34 years and included three deployments. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Spc. Danielle Rayon)

45th Field Artillery Brigade holds change of command ceremony
January 11, 2022
Oklahoma Army National Guard Col. Jason Henry addresses Soldiers with the 45th Field Artillery Brigade during a change of command ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mustang, Oklahoma, Jan. 8, 2022. Henry has received multiple awards in his career to include the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star and Humanitarian Service Medal.  His service was commemorated with the pinning of the Legion of Merit award in recognition of his exceptionally meritorious conduct.(Oklahoma National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mireille Merilice-Roberts)

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
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