The Oklahoma National Guard has a rich heritage of answering the call of duty to defend the nation on home soil and abroad. Since 9/11, more than 30,000 of our Soldiers and Airmen have deployed, many of them serving multiple deployments to answer our nation’s call. Although major combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have stopped, the OKNG is still deploying in large numbers to support national objectives. OKNG Soldiers and Airmen performed missions and training this past year with active-duty and coalition counterparts in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. They provided helicopter airlift and air support, military police, air combat support, unmanned aerial systems, manned I.S.R., medical, logistics, security force, and engineering capabilities.