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News from the Oklahoma National Guard

NEWS | June 7, 2023

Task Force Tomahawk arrives in Africa, assumes responsibility of crisis response mission

Task Force Tomahawk, comprised of Citizen-Soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, has successfully arrived in Africa, marking a significant milestone in America's ongoing commitment to protect and support its personnel and facilities across the continent. With their arrival, Task Force Tomahawk assumes responsibility for crisis response operations, taking over from TF Wolfhound of the New York National Guard.

This deployment represents a vital continuation of America's dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of its personnel and facilities in Africa. Task Force Tomahawk brings together highly skilled and trained Citizen-Soldiers from across Oklahoma, Nebraska and Indiana, ready to face the challenges and responsibilities that lie ahead.

With their extensive training and unwavering commitment, Task Force Tomahawk stands prepared to respond to any crisis, working tirelessly to maintain security and support US operations. Their arrival signifies the seamless transition and seamless handover of responsibilities from TF Wolfhound, demonstrating the strength and adaptability of the National Guard.

Throughout their deployment, Task Force Tomahawk will work in close collaboration with partner nations and international organizations to ensure the safety and security of US personnel and facilities. Their efforts will contribute to stability and peace in the region while upholding America's values and interests.

Video by Sgt. Reece Heck
From Highschool Pals to Hometown Heroes: Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers Story of Friendship
Oklahoma National Guard
Aug. 24, 2023 | 1:26
In a heartwarming display of camaraderie, two Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers and McLoud, Oklahoma High School graduates have found themselves side by side once again, this time on a mission assisting the State of Texas with security along the US-Mexico border.

Sgt. Sean Simpson and Spc. Darrell Casey, both serving as cannon crewmembers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Field Artillery Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, have shared a journey that goes far beyond military service.