News from the Oklahoma National Guard

Oklahoma employers experience National Guard training
July 26, 2023
Photo of: Civilian employers of Soldiers of the 45th Field Artillery Brigade firing a machine gun.

Oklahoma National Guard Soldier Harnesses Fighting Spirit
July 20, 2023
Spc. Justin Budd, a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard from Tulsa, Oklahoma, harnessed his fighting spirit in an unconventional way.

137th Special Operations Wing supports Tinker Air Show
July 11, 2023
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform at the Tinker Air Show on July 1, 2023, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City. The Blue Angels joined members of the joint and total force at the Tinker Air Show to showcase the diverse aspects of aviation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Erika Chapa)

Oklahoma ANG TACPs support Air Defender 2023
June 30, 2023
A German Tornado combat aircraft flies overhead after completing a close air support mission during exercise Air Defender 2023 (AD23) in Germany June 15, 2023. Exercise AD23 is a German-led exercise that integrates both U.S. and Allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

45th FAB Soldiers take on Western Strike 2023
June 29, 2023
An Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldier with the 45th Field Artillery Brigade, provides security from the turret of a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during exercise Western Strike at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, June 21, 2023. Western Strike is a highly immersive and fully instrumented training comparable to a combat training center that aims to prepare units like the 45th FAB for overseas operations. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Spc. Danielle Rayon)

Oklahoma state senator joins OKANG
June 26, 2023
Tom Woods, an Oklahoma state senator, is accompanied by guests at his enlistment ceremony at the Oklahoma State Capitol on June 26, 2023, Oklahoma City. Woods enlisted into the Oklahoma ANG to serve beyond his congressional district and will attend Air Force basic military training and security forces technical training between state senate sessions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Erika Chapa)

Oklahoma Guardsmen win Cyber Shield; a modern cyber warfare training exercise
June 16, 2023
Members of the Oklahoma National Guard cybersecurity team work together to defend networks during Cyber Shield 2023, held at the Professional Education Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, June 10, 2023. With technology continuing to advance at an unprecedented pace along with its associated threats, members of the Oklahoma National Guard joined approximately 800 military and civilian cyber professionals from 35 states, including international partners, for this year’s Cyber Shield, June 2-16, 2023. This year's exercise, won by the Oklahoma team for the second year in a row, was centered on critical infrastructure protection, incident response, network defense with a specific tie to U.S. Transportation Systems Sector and other crucial aspects of cybersecurity. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mireille Merilice-Roberts)

1-158th Field Artillery Regiment prepare HIMARS for Western Strike 2023
June 14, 2023
Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 158th Field Artillery Regiment, 45th Field Artillery Brigade, back a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) into a C-17 aircraft in preparation for transport at the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport June 14, 2023. The Soldiers were loading the HIMARS into C-17 aircraft assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing out of Altus Air Force Base as part of a joint exercise to practice the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s skills to rapidly and safely transport the launchers and equipment across large distances. (Oklahoma Army National Guard photo by Spc. Caleb Stone)

Oklahoma Army National Guard engineers begin Innovative Readiness Training mission in Hawaii
June 12, 2023
Sgt. Hunter Konemann, a Mustang, Oklahoma resident serving as a carpentry and masonry specialist with the 3120th Engineer Support Company, 120th Engineer Battalion, 90th Troop Command, Oklahoma Army National Guard, builds support beams for a deck at the Girl Scouts of Hawaii's Camp Kilohana near Pahokuloa Training Area, Hawaii, June 14, 2023.

The Soldiers of the 3120th ESC are taking part in an Innovative Readiness Training program to improve their skills as Army engineers while providing the Girl Scout camp with improvements. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones)

Task Force Tomahawk arrives in Africa, assumes responsibility of crisis response mission
June 7, 2023
Lt. Col. Brent Weece, commander, Task Force Tomahawk, shakes hands with the commander of Task Force Wolfhound, New York National Guard, during the transfer of authority ceremony between the two units at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 3, 2023. (photo provided by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa)

Video by Staff Sgt. Reece Heck
Oklahoma Guard conducts annual Mechanic of the Year competition
Oklahoma National Guard
Feb. 7, 2024 | 1:36
Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen gathered to test their mechanical skills at the third annual Mechanic of the Year competition held at the Combined Support Maintenance Shop in Norman, Oklahoma, Feb. 7, 2024. (Oklahoma National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Reece Heck)

CG Information:
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rocky Anderson
President of the Mechanic of the Year Board