News from the Oklahoma National Guard

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.

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)

Video by Cpl. Danielle Rayon
45th Field Artillery Brigade change of command
Oklahoma National Guard
June 15, 2024 | 1:34
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Field Artillery Brigade held a change of command ceremony at the Mustang Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mustang, Oklahoma, June 15, 2024, signifying the end of Col. Johnnie Dale Moss’ tenure and welcoming Lt. Col. William Kale Rogers as the new commander. “I never had to worry about it with you in command,” said Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Mancino, adjutant general for Oklahoma, “I just couldn't be happier, more proud of you, for successfully completing this assignment.” Moss’ military journey began in February 1991, when he enlisted into the OKARNG as an infantryman. He later commissioned in 1994 and served in multiple positions throughout his career, including deployments to Kuwait, Azerbaijan and Germany. During the ceremony, Moss was presented with the Legion of Merit, recognizing him for his exceptionally outstanding conduct and meritorious service to the United States.