News from the Oklahoma National Guard

138th Fighter Wing medical Airmen MARCH to casualty care
August 25, 2023
Airmen from the 138th Medical Group participate in a simulated combat environment as part of their final test in completing Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Tier 2 in Perry, Fla., July 20, 2023. Smoke grenades and fake rounds were fired to simulate a deployed environment so Airmen could learn how to handle themselves and remain focused on the mission at hand – caring for personnel and casualties. (Oklahoma National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class Addison Barnes)

From Highschool Pals to Hometown Heroes: Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers Story of Friendship
August 24, 2023
Spc. Darrell Casey and Sgt. Sean Simpson, both McLoud, Oklahoma High School graduates serving as cannon crewmembers with the 1st Battalion, 160th Field Artillery Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, pose for a photo together while on patrol along the US-Mexico border on Aug. 4, 2023. The two friends are part of the Oklahoma National Guard task force deployed to the border in support of the Texas Military Department's Operation Lonestar. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Sgt. Reece Heck)

63rd Civil Support Team trains alongside Yukon first responders
August 22, 2023
Members of the Oklahoma National Guard's 63rd Civil Support Team train alongside the Yukon Police Department and Yukon Fire Department during an exercise held in Yukon, Oklahoma, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023.

63rd Civil Support Team conducts swift water training
August 5, 2023
Members of the Oklahoma National Guard’s 63rd Civil Support Team trained with Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training and Oklahoma City Fire Department on flood rescue response at Riversport Rescue Training in Oklahoma City, Aug. 2, 2023. The training focused on providing a wide range of advanced rescue techniques to reduce risk during a response. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by 1st Sgt. Mireille Merilice-Roberts)

137 SOW ANG Airmen premier at Tradewinds 2023
August 3, 2023
military members rush onto a ship

Individual Weapons Qual tips with the Small Arms Training Team
July 27, 2023
U.S. Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team fire their assigned weapons during a qualification event at Fort Indiantown Gap, March 9, 2023. Qualifying on assigned weapons annually helps Soldiers stay ready to defend themselves in combat. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Campbell)

OK Airmen join in multinational airborne training
July 26, 2023
Photo: Tactical Air Control Party specialists with the 137th Special Operations Wing, Oklahoma National Guard, conduct a static line jump during TRADEWINDS23 Exercise over Air Base London, Guyana, July 18, 2023. The different training components of the exercise are focused on increasing regional cooperation throughout the Caribbean and Caribbean Basin. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

OK Air Guard members support arms training with SOUTHCOM multinational partners
July 26, 2023
Photo: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott Palelei, a tactical air control party specialist with the 137th Special Operations Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, applies a tourniquet to a member of the Guyana Defense Force during tactical combat casualty training held at Camp Seweyo, Guyana, for TRADEWINDS23 Exercise July 16, 2023. TRADEWINDS is initiated and formulated as part of the Caribbean Basin Initiative, which allows participating nations to forge enduring relationships that will improve security capabilities through the exchange of knowledge and expertise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo courtesy of Senior Airman Richie Thammavongsa)

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.

Video by Cpl. Danielle Rayon
Oklahoma National Guard breaks ground on new museum
Oklahoma National Guard
May 16, 2024 | 1:42
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma National Guard broke ground on the new Oklahoma National Guard Museum in Oklahoma City in a ceremony attended by veterans and current National Guard members on May 16.

“Today is a milestone for us as we kick off [construction of the new museum],” said Denise Neil, executive director of the Oklahoma National Guard Museum. “It’s an exciting time, shoveling the dirt forward as a symbolic way to show our kick-off.”

Neil said the new 39,375-square-foot building, located at 3301 NE Grand Blvd in Oklahoma City, will provide the Museum with the space and tools needed to tell the Oklahoma National Guard’s story from its founding through modern times.

Denise Neil; Executive Director of the Oklahoma National Guard Museum