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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 Staff Sgt. Reece Heck
Oklahoma Guard conducts annual Mechanic of the Year competition
Oklahoma National Guard
Feb. 7, 2024 | 1:36
Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen gathered to test their mechanical skills at the third annual Mechanic of the Year competition held at the Combined Support Maintenance Shop in Norman, Oklahoma, Feb. 7, 2024. (Oklahoma National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Reece Heck)

CG Information:
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rocky Anderson
President of the Mechanic of the Year Board