News from the Oklahoma National Guard

Oklahoma's Task Force Tomahawk prepares for Africa deployment
April 12, 2023
Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, fire an AT4, a shoulder fired, recoilless anti-tank weapon, at Fort Riley, Kan., March 26, 2023. 45th IBCT Soldiers conducted pre-mobilization training in preparation for their upcoming deployment as Task Force Tomahawk supporting operations across three East African countries. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Spc. Danielle Rayon)

Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers compete at the 2023 Bataan Memorial Death March
April 7, 2023
zCol. Brian Coleman, Oklahoma Army National Guard, competes in the military light division at the 2023 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 19, 2023. Coleman competed in the military light division, which is 26.2 miles in a full military uniform and finished 7th overall with a time of 5:59:51. (U.S. National Guard photo by Sgt. Gauret Stearns)

Siblings create total force success stories
February 24, 2023
siblings pose for a photo

Top Air Force honors for Tulsa Civil Engineers
February 21, 2023

137th SOW, OKC first responders conduct tornado response exercise
February 21, 2023
two people watch as firefighters examine crashed cars during training exercise

Oklahoma National Guard breaks ground on new joint operations center
February 17, 2023
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (center), Representative Kevin Wallace (third from left), Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Mancino (second from left) and other state leaders break ground for the Oklahoma National Guard Joint Operations Center in Chandler, Oklahoma, Feb. 17, 2023. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Anthony Jones)

Oklahoma Guard hosts second annual Mechanic of the Year competition
February 15, 2023
Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen gathered to put their mechanic skills to the test at the second annual Mechanic of the Year competition held at the Combined Support Maintenance Shop in Norman, Oklahoma, Feb. 8, 2023. Eight four-man teams represented their respective maintenance shops from around the state to show off their skills and prove who is the best mechanic, while also getting to network amongst fellow competitors. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Sgt. Reece Heck)

Oklahoma Guard team takes first place in environmental awards
February 8, 2023
Members of the Oklahoma Army National Guard Cultural Resources Management Team accept their 1st Place award in a ceremony held at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, Jan. 24.

137th SOW hosts the ANG command chief
February 8, 2023
Chief Master Sgt speaks to airmen at an enlisted all call, people sitting in room while man is speaking

National Guard Soldier competes at the 2023 Miami Marathon
February 6, 2023
Maj. Jeffrey Kragh (left), All Guard Marathon Team, Oklahoma National Guard, runs in the 2023 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half in Miami, Florida, Jan. 29, 2023. More than two dozen National Guard Soldiers from 17 states competed in the marathon. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Gauret Stearns)

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.