News from the Oklahoma National Guard

Oklahoma Guardsman donates kidney to retiree, friend
November 23, 2021

137 SOW exercises Mission Sustainment Teams, develops multi-capable Airmen for tomorrow’s fight
November 18, 2021

Statement on COVID vaccination policy
November 13, 2021

Governor Stitt Names New Adjutant General for Oklahoma
November 10, 2021

TF Liberty ground transportation crew is pulling their weight
October 28, 2021

Oklahoma National Guard honors fallen WWII Citizen-Soldiers
October 27, 2021

Broken Arrow business receives 2021 SECDEF Employer Support Freedom Award
September 23, 2021

Oklahoma National Guard Airman donates breast milk to Louisiana baby in need
September 20, 2021

Oklahoma National Guard completes Hurricane Ida relief mission
September 16, 2021

Oklahoma National Guard Okmulgee Readiness Center completes remodel
September 14, 2021

Video by Leanna Maschino
A COVID Story with CW3 Julio Dominguez
Oklahoma National Guard
June 30, 2021 | 6:14
On February 16, 2021, the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s Chief Warrant Officer 3 Julio Dominguez tested positive for COVID-19.

Three days later, he couldn’t breathe.

After being rushed to the hospital, Julio’s condition had worsened to the point of needing a ventilator and was placed into a medically-induced coma.

But that wouldn’t be enough. As his condition rapidly declined, he required an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or “ECMO”, in order to stay alive.

In total, Julio was on a ventilator for 56 days and ECMO for 45 days.

This is his story.