News from the Oklahoma National Guard

Oklahoma Guard cybersecurity team wins national competition
October 1, 2020
From left to right with the Oklahoma National Guard defensive cyber operations element, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tyson Joachims, Capt. Danny Slusarchuck, Sgt. Sean Singley, Staff Sgt. Rick Raper, Sgt. Brandon Dixon, and Tech Sgt. Craig Brown, mission defense team noncommissioned officer in charge with the 137th Special Operations Communications Flight, won the online 2020 NetWars Cyber Shield competition Sept. 18-19, 2020.

One Team, One Fight: Oklahoma National Guard Family Program Office assists after Hurricane Laura
September 16, 2020
As 2020 proves to be a trying period of time with the ongoing pandemic and the unknown, the drive to help one another has yet to waver. This was the case for contractors, state employees and Guardsmen with the Oklahoma National Guard Family Program Office, when they lent a helping hand to their fellow and familiar State of Louisiana after Hurricane Laura wreaked havoc on their coast.

Oklahoma Guard Soldier aids man injured in car rollover
August 24, 2020
Spc. Clinton Fauss, right, a truck driver with 120th Forward Support Battalion, 120th Engineer Battalion, 90th Troop Command, Oklahoma Army National Guard, helped rescue Lee Harkin after his vehicle rolled into a ditch outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, Aug. 12, 2020.

Responding to COVID-19: the past, present and future of Oklahoma National Guard operations
August 18, 2020
Dr. Martin Bautista, a physician at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, Oklahoma, welcomes members of the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma State University laboratories, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, during a visit to the hospital, May 15, 2020. As of May 19, 2020, Guymon had 650 confirmed cases of COVID-19, making it second in the total number of cases in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, has the largest population of any city in Oklahoma, Guymon is 40th. Beginning at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County, which has been seeing an average of three to four COVID-19 patients a day, and then moving on to the Texas County Health Department and the Seaboard Foods pork processing plant, the group focused on creating solutions to issues such as facility layouts, and supply, resources, and staffing shortages. (Oklahoma Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kasey M. Phipps)

Airmen from the 137th SOW, Tinker participate in tactical medical training
August 12, 2020
aerospace medical technician treats simulated wounded patient

Sen. Inhofe visits the second-largest combat-coded F-16 unit in the Air National Guard
August 11, 2020
138th Fighter Wing

45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducts annual training
July 29, 2020
Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 160th Field Artillery Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conduct a mock fire mission during crew drill training at their home armory in Holdenville, Oklahoma, July 29, 2020. The Soldiers, along with other units of the 45th IBCT, are taking part in home-station annual training with limited field training exercises while implementing COVID-19 counter measures like social distancing or wearing masks when social distancing is not possible - such as during crew drills. (Oklahoma Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones)

Senate confirms Loh as next director of the Air National Guard
July 21, 2020
U.S. Senate confirms U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Loh as the next director to lead the Air National Guard.  Loh has served nearly 30 years in the Colorado Air National Guard and has experience in various key leadership roles, such as flight, squadron and group commander as well as the Colorado National Guard assistant adjutant general and adjutant general. Loh is a command pilot with more than 3,200 flight hours, including 2,900 hours and 128 combat flight hours in the F-16A/B/C/D Fighting Falcon.

Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson confirmed as NGB chief
July 21, 2020
Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services at a confirmation hearing for his appointment to the grade of general and to be chief of the National Guard Bureau, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., June 18, 2020. Hokanson was confirmed by the Senate July 20, 2020.

First airborne ISR operator who enlisted as a 1A8X2 becomes senior noncommissioned officer
July 10, 2020
306th IS emblem

Video by Pfc. Anthony Ackah-Mensah
Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldiers compete in the Sergeant Major’s Match and Governors Twenty Marksmanship Competition
Oklahoma National Guard
Sept. 15, 2023 | 1:06
The Oklahoma Army National Guard’s top marksmen were locked, loaded and aimed for excellence for the Sergeant Major’s Match and Governor’s Twenty marksmanship competition, Sept. 14-17.

The competitions consisted of accuracy matches on the M4 carbine and the M17 pistol, and tests a Citizen-Soldier’s ability to shoot from various positions and distances, taking them out of their comfort zone.

The Sergeant Major’s Match includes closer targets, faster reloading, and more weapons manipulation. The Governor’s Twenty focuses more on long-distance precision and accuracy.