News from the Oklahoma National Guard

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)

Oklahoma Guardsmen give back during 2021 holiday season
January 4, 2022
1st Lt. Brittany Dixon, a member of the Oklahoma National Guard Family Program Office, poses with members of the Department of Veterans Affairs employees while donating socks and undergarments collected by Oklahoma National Guard members. The items were collected from Oklahoma National Guard units across the state to be donated to homeless veterans. (Photo provided by Oklahoma National Guard Family Program Office)

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Oklahoma National Guard breaks ground on new museum
Oklahoma National Guard
May 16, 2024 | 1:42
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma National Guard broke ground on the new Oklahoma National Guard Museum in Oklahoma City in a ceremony attended by veterans and current National Guard members on May 16.

“Today is a milestone for us as we kick off [construction of the new museum],” said Denise Neil, executive director of the Oklahoma National Guard Museum. “It’s an exciting time, shoveling the dirt forward as a symbolic way to show our kick-off.”

Neil said the new 39,375-square-foot building, located at 3301 NE Grand Blvd in Oklahoma City, will provide the Museum with the space and tools needed to tell the Oklahoma National Guard’s story from its founding through modern times.

Denise Neil; Executive Director of the Oklahoma National Guard Museum