News from the Oklahoma National Guard

137th SOW hosts delegation from Azerbaijan during SPP visit
December 2, 2022
airmen treat a simulated patient on a gurney

Oklahoma National Guard Promotes Newest CW5
November 22, 2022
Dustin McNeely, an Army aviator with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 245th Aviation Regiment, 90th Troop Command, is pinned as a Chief Warrant Officer 5 during his promotion ceremony held in Oklahoma City, Nov. 17, 2022. McNeely's wife Chasity and daughters Vivian and Elise pinned his new rank during the ceremony. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mireille Merilice-Roberts)

OKNG special operations wing supports first ever Red Dragon live-fire
November 10, 2022
Members of the 137th Mission Sustainment Team look over a map as they conduct a site survey during ATREUS 22-4 at Andøya Space Defense Range, Norway, Nov. 8, 2022. This was the first time the multi-capable Airmen conducted their mission in a setting realistic to the austere environments they will encounter while supporting global SOF operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Specialized Oklahoma National Guard unit hosts fentanyl training
November 4, 2022
Over the last 10 years the Center of Disease Control and Prevention has noticed an increase of opioid and Fentanyl overdose deaths in the United States per year from approximately 2,600 to more than 75,000.

With the Fentanyl threat entering Oklahoma’s borders, the Oklahoma National Guard’s 63rd Civil Support Team and the Oklahoma City Police Department arranged specialized training in October at the Oklahoma City Police and Fire Training Center in Oklahoma City in order to learn from subject matter experts with both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as share knowledge and discuss how to best combat the drug. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Spc. Haden Tolbert)

137 SOLRS supports passenger, cargo movement in total force operation
October 31, 2022
a C-17 Globemaster III is refueled on an airfield while receiving cargo

Medal of Honor recipient, former Oklahoma National Guard member returns home
October 28, 2022
Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee, a Medal of Honor recipient, speaks with Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt about his Oklahoma roots and military experience during a visit to Manuel Perez Park in Oklahoma City, Oct. 19, 2022. Plumlee, a native Oklahoman, toured his home state Oct. 18-22. During his visit he met with Holt at Manuel Perez Park, a park honoring Manuel Perez Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient from Oklahoma City, and other Oklahomans who have received our nation's highest military honor. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones)

Oklahoma National Guard hosts cyber security exchange with Azerbaijan military officers
October 17, 2022
Cyber security officers from the Azerbaijan army listen to a presentation by an Oklahoma Air National Guard member during a cyber security knowledge exchange hosted by the Oklahoma National Guard at the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma National Guard hosted a multi-day exchange focused on building cooperation between the two partners. (Photo provided by Lt. Col. Sharon McCarty)

137th AES trains alongside Air Force total force, ROTC partners
October 17, 2022
an airman directs Air Force ROTC cadets acting as litter bearers

Oklahoma Guardsmen assist Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics with Counter Drug Operations
October 14, 2022

Oklahoma National Guard members assist with Regional Emergency Medical Services System training event
September 28, 2022
An emergency medical technician (far left) explains her evaluation of a simulated casualty during a Regional Emergency Medical Services System training event at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant, Oklahoma, September 21, 2022. A total of around 170 first responders participated in this annual training event. (Oklahoma National Guard Photo by Sgt. Reece Heck)

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