News from the Oklahoma National Guard

OK Guard deploys helicopter and crew to battle wildfires in Louisiana
August 25, 2023
An Oklahoma Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew fills a water bucket during wildfire fighting training in August 2015. (Oklahoma National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Bruce)

138th Fighter Wing medical Airmen MARCH to casualty care
August 25, 2023
Airmen from the 138th Medical Group participate in a simulated combat environment as part of their final test in completing Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Tier 2 in Perry, Fla., July 20, 2023. Smoke grenades and fake rounds were fired to simulate a deployed environment so Airmen could learn how to handle themselves and remain focused on the mission at hand – caring for personnel and casualties. (Oklahoma National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class Addison Barnes)

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.

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. Reece Heck
45th Field Artillery Brigade holds change of command ceremony
Oklahoma National Guard
Jan. 8, 2022 | 1:05
MUSTANG, Okla.- Soldiers with the 45th Field Artillery Brigade gathered to welcome their new commander Col. Thomas J. Gibson, and honor outgoing commander Col. Jason A. Henry with a change of command ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mustang, Oklahoma, on Jan. 8, 2022.