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Children of National Guard members enjoy ranch life at Adjutant General's Horseback Heroes event
Volunteers, ranchers and 4-H members volunteered their time for the fifth annual Adjutant General's Horseback Heroes for the children of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers and airmen. Read More
Ryan urges Pentagon to suspend collection of Guard bonuses
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called for the Pentagon to immediately suspend efforts to recover enlistment bonuses paid to thousands of soldiers in California, even as the Pentagon said late Tuesday the number of soldiers affected was smaller than first believed. "When those Californians... Read More
Congress knew for at least two years about Pentagon efforts to take back bonuses from veterans
The California National Guard told the state’s members of Congress two years ago that the Pentagon was trying to claw back reenlistment bonuses from thousands of soldiers, and even offered a proposal to mitigate the problem, but Congress took no action, according to a senior National Guard official. The official... Read More
OU's Boren scholars study languages, culture to prepare for careers in public service
Students are signing up to study foreign languages as part of a federally-funded effort to make sure the country has people with language skills in areas critical to U.S. security. This year, several University of Oklahoma students have studied abroad as part of the National Security Education Program Read More
As Military Moving Costs Rise, It's Difficult For Officials To Keep Track
The military spends $4.3 billion a year to move troops from one assignment to another, but the Pentagon doesn't keep very good data on how it spends that money and why. Read More
Oklahoma man killed in Afghanistan was on third deployment
A civilian employee from Oklahoma who died Thursday during an attack in Kabul had traveled to Afghanistan last month for his third deployment and was scheduled to return to the U.S. in March. Read More
US Army Central stands up coordination unit at Shaw AFB
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Army Central is setting up a special unit in South Carolina devoted to linking up with allied nations, multinational military headquarters and other U.S. military units during overseas deployments. The unit known as the 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment is celebrating Friday... Read More
Last Comanche chief's home continues to crumble
For nearly 60 years, Star House, the home of the last chief of the Comanche Nation, Quanah Parker, has sat on the grounds of a long-ago closed amusement park in Cache. For years now Parker's decedents and members of the Comanche Nation have made efforts to restore the home, but the interested parties and the home's... Read More
Iraqi-Turkish split points to distrust among Mosul forces
BAGHDAD (AP) — Just days into the operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, a fault-line has widened between Iraq and Turkey, and the distrust among the various forces arrayed against the extremists has again bubbled to the surface. The rhetoric is growing increasingly heated on both sides. Iraqi... Read More
Departure ceremony held for deploying Airmen
Airmen from Oklahoma are deploying to Southwest Asia. Read More
Chief of staff for Oklahoma City's VA Medical Center is reassigned pending investigation
Dr. Mark Huycke, chief of staff for Oklahoma City's VA Medical Center, has been reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation that includes allegations that there were medical residents who were paid, but did not show up for work. Read More
Oklahoma City veteran gets help with home repairs
An Oklahoma City veteran can finally enjoy a finished addition to his home, thanks in part to The Home Depot and its volunteers. The volunteers helped Edward Hodges and his wife through The Home Depot's Celebration of Service program, which helps veterans. Read More
Iraqis push toward IS-held Mosul in long-awaited operation
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Columns of Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes slowly advanced on Mosul from several directions on Monday, launching a long-awaited operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from the Islamic State group. As airstrikes sent plumes of smoke into the air and heavy... Read More
Chibok girls: Freed students reunite with families in Nigeria
Twenty-one schoolgirls who had been kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok have been reunited with their families. In an emotional ceremony in the capital Abuja, one of the girls said they had survived for 40 days without food and narrowly escaped death at least once. It is... Read More
Hurricane Matthew relief effort in Haiti enters new phase
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An international relief effort for victims of Hurricane Matthew entered a more advanced stage Thursday as a second U.S. military ship arrived off Haiti's coast and U.N. convoys and non-government organizations began reaching more isolated communities. Food, clean water and construction... Read More
Edmond woman tells of work as nurse in Germany during Iraq War
Marlaine "Cookie" Jennings, of Edmond, never served in the military, nor did she visit Iraq. But even so, as a nurse working in Germany, she saw firsthand the damage that can be done by mortars, improvised explosive devices and other types of assaults. Read More
World War II veteran from Oklahoma says luck has been on his side
With the laughter getting louder, Max Norris Rahe's family and friends were again gathering for his birthday party in the meeting room of Ash Street Assisted Living. Read More
Duterte orders US forces out after 65 years: 'Do not treat us like a doormat'
The Philippines' bombastic President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a halt to his nation's 65-year military alliance with the United States. Duterte, who is locked in a bitter war of words with the US, has taken steps to suspend joint military patrols and ordered American troops to leave the country. Duterte's... Read More

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After 30 years, soldier gets ready for quiet retirement

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This Week in Politics: Email Investigation, Potential Running Mates, Afghanistan

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Oklahoma WWII veteran receives French military honor

Mar 16France recently awarded an Oklahoma veteran with that nation's...