News from the Oklahoma National Guard

63rd Civil Support Team trains with City of Altus
May 6, 2021
Members of the 63rd Civil Support Team, Oklahoma National Guard, partner with first responders as part of a 72-hour field exercise in Altus, Oklahoma, May 4-6, 2021.

This multi-day training event is one of several exercise scheduled around the state this year designed to test Guard members, emergency management personnel and first responders ability to quickly work to together during natural and man-made disasters. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Geoff Legler)

Chief details National Guard contributions in a year of trial
May 5, 2021
The Louisiana National Guard's 3rd Battalion of the 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, take part in their deployment ceremony in Lafayette, La., Nov. 10, 2020. This unit joins the approximately 2,000 Louisiana guardsmen deploying to the Middle East to support U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) operations.

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, presents the Thunderbird Medal to Lt. Col. (Ret.) Oren L. Peters, World War II and Korean War Veteran from the renowned 45th Infantry Division, Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Edmond, Oklahoma. The Thunderbird Medal is the Oklahoma National Guard’s highest award presented to a civilian. (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
Fire trucks assigned to the newly opened Fire Station Number 1 sit parked outside the station prior to a ribbon cutting at Camp Gruber Training Center, March 24, 2021. (Oklahoma Army 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)

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Oklahoma National Guard’s STARBASE OKC hosts STEM summer camp
Oklahoma National Guard
June 11, 2024 | 1:00
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma National Guard’s STARBASE OKC hosted a science, technology, engineering and math summer camp at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, June 10-14, bringing excitement and educational opportunities to the children of Oklahoma National Guard members living in the Oklahoma City area.

"This camp is for all the military families here on Will Rogers Air National Guard Base and the National Guard," said Larry Tettleton, who is one of the instructors at STARBASE OKC. "This camp is about letting them have fun with science, technology, engineering, and math, and just give them a break from the doldrums of summer."

More than 50 children of Oklahoma National Guard members and Will Rogers Air National Guard base employees attended the camp where they took part in science experiments, built and coded robots to complete simple tasks, learned about computer aided design, and met with National Guard members to hear how STEAM education helped propel them on successful careers in the military.