News from the Oklahoma National Guard

45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducts annual training
July 29, 2020
Spc. Nathaniel Harris, a Mustang, Oklahoma, resident and a cannon crewmember with Battery B, 1st Battalion, 160th Field Artillery Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, adjusts a collimator for a 105mm howitzer during crew drill training at the unit's 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

Oklahoma governor names Oklahoma Air National Guardsmen as state commissioner of health
July 10, 2020

Oklahoma National Guard air traffic controllers receive send-off at deployment ceremony
July 10, 2020

Oklahoma Guardsman uses skills to help community
July 7, 2020
Oklahoma Air National Guard Senior Airman Kaleb Peckham, a water and fuels systems maintainer with the 137th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron, poses for a photo at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, April 24, 2020. He worked for weeks at the Food Bank before transitioning to other needed tasks within Oklahoma during the state's whole-of-government response to COVID-19. (Oklahoma Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Martin)

Perseverance during trying times turns Liberian into ANG Captain
July 7, 2020
Capt. Robert Gaygay, 138th Medical Group, speaks with Airmen at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, April 23, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, 25 Airmen from the 138th FW are working with the Tulsa Food Bank to provide support including receiving, packing and transporting food, as well as completing inventory food bank supplies. (Oklahoma Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Imwalle)

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