News from the Oklahoma National Guard

Oklahoma National Guard helps at federal vaccination clinic
April 29, 2021
Oklahoma National Guard Airman 1st Class Jaquee Dixon, medical technician, 138th Fighter Wing, prepares COVID-19 vaccines at a community vaccination clinic in Tulsa April 21, 2021. The clinic runs from April 21 to June 15.

Phillips 66 honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support
April 28, 2021
(L to R) Kerry Creager, Phillips 66 Manager Indirect Tax and Bartlesville Veterans Network Local Sponsor; Maj Larry Murray, Phillips 66 Nominator and Oklahoma Air National Guard Officer; Colonel Robin Cavanaugh, Vice Commander, 138th Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard; Brian Mandell, Phillips 66 Executive Vice President of Marketing and Commercial; Ben Hur, Phillips 66 Vice President Midstream Commercial and Business Development; Raymond Knapp, Chair, Oklahoma Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (photo credit: Phillips 66, Shaan Ahmad)

45th Infantry Soldiers provide aid following multi-vehicle accident
April 28, 2021
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Oklahoma World War II and Korean War Veteran receives Thunderbird Medal
April 14, 2021
Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general for Oklahoma, poses with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Oren L. Peters, World War II and Korean War Veteran from the renowned 45th Infantry Division, Saturday, April 10, 2021, during a Thunderbird Medal presentation ceremony. The Thunderbird Medal is the Oklahoma National Guard’s highest award presented to a civilian and was presented to Peters for his distinguished military service. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Geoff Legler)

345th CSSB Soldiers depart for yearlong mobilization
April 1, 2021
A Soldier with the 345th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion gives a "thumbs up" gesture to cameras broadcasting a virtual send-off ceremony at the National Guard armory in Ada, Oklahoma, April 1, 2021. The Soldiers are being mobilized to Fort Bliss, Texas in order to provide COVID mitigation support to units deploying overseas. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Leanna Maschino)

Camp Gruber opens first fire station since WWII
March 26, 2021
Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general for Oklahoma, and Col. Brad Carter, commander of Camp Gruber Training Center cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening Fire Station Number 1 on Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, March 24, 2021. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Anthony Jones)

OK Air Guard mourns loss of veteran pilot
March 26, 2021
Lt. Col. Eric Jauquet, of Claremore, Oklahoma, lost his life on March 20, at the age of 48. At the time of his passing, Jauquet served as the Commander of the 138th Operations Support Squadron for the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

Oklahoma National Guard assists with COVID-19 vaccinations
March 17, 2021
Members of the Oklahoma National Guard assist with COVID-19 vaccinations across the state. The Oklahoma National Guard continues working alongside Oklahoma State Department of Health partners throughout the state in the fight against COVID-19. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Sgt. Jordan Sivayavirojna)

Guardsman awarded Oklahoma Star of Valor for saving neighbor
March 5, 2021
Sgt. Pedro Gonzales, a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, received the Oklahoma Star of Valor March 4, 2021, for risking his life to save the life of a neighbor who was being attacked with a knife in September 2020. Gonzales suffered serious wounds to his face and neck but has recovered.

African American Guardsman makes history, paves the way for minority inclusion
February 25, 2021
2nd Lt. Bennie Brown poses with Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general for Oklahoma, at Brown's commissioning ceremony, April 3, 2019. Brown is the oldest African American officer and one of the oldest officers ever to graduate the engineer officer course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. (photo illustration provided by 2nd Lt. Bennie Brown)

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Task Force Tomahawk returns to home after deployment to Horn of Africa
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March 1, 2024 | 1:49
The more than 800 Oklahoma Army National Guard Citizen-Soldiers of Task Force Tomahawk are safely back in Oklahoma following a nine-month deployment to the Horn of Africa, with the final group of Guardsmen arriving at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base on Friday. (Oklahoma National Guard video by SSG Reece Heck)

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Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Mancino
Adjutant General for Oklahoma