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Pentagon: Transgender people can enlist in military Jan. 1
The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand to ban transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts already have ruled against the ban. Read More
Navy investigation: Sailor staged racial vandalism in rack on USS George H.W. Bush
An investigation into claims of racially-motivated vandalism on the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) has revealed that the alleged victim, a Sailor on board the ship, staged the incident himself.  The Sailor, who is not being identified, made a post on his Facebook account in November with several pictures of... Read More
Pearl Harbor remembered
Veterans and others gathered in Oklahoma City and across the nation on Friday to commemorate the anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and remember servicemen who lost their lives 76 years ago. The bombing by Japan took America by surprise and killed thousands in Hawaii. Read More
Events mark Pearl Harbor anniversary
Several events in the metro-area will mark the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Campbell Art Park A Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony including special guests will be held at Campbell Art Park at NW 13 and Broadway Avenue at 11 a.m. Thursday. The park holds the anchor from the USS Oklahoma.... Read More
More STEM graduates needed, Greater OKC Chamber is told
The head of the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center told the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Wednesday he sees a future where war fighters are attacking and defending democracy using ones and zeros. To that end, Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy urged the organization to continue its efforts to improve the state's educational... Read More
Serving up patriotism, gratitude, one batch of cookies at a time
Betty Hulson is among a group of more than 70 volunteers who work at the YMCA Military Welcome Center at Will Rogers World Airport. The volunteers welcome military members and their families who are passing through. Hulson adds a special touch by baking cookies — an estimated 29,000 during the course of the past... Read More
Haley: NKorea 'brings us closer to war' the US doesn't seek
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday that North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington and the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard "brings us closer" to a war the U.S. doesn't seek. Haley, speaking at an emergency meeting of the... Read More
University of Central Oklahoma ranked in Top 10 of Military Times Best: Colleges 2018
The University of Central Oklahoma is ranked in the Top 10 of The Military Times' list of best four-year colleges and universities for for student veterans and active military. UCO jumped from No. 21 to No. 10 on the 2018 list. Read More
Trump touts bigger, badder, richer America on Thanksgiving
America's cup is overflowing this Thanksgiving, according to President Trump. Read More
Oklahoma National Guard soldiers return home from Ukraine
After spending a year helping build the Ukrainian military into a more modern, capable fighting force, the Oklahoma National Guard is passing the baton to their counterparts from New York. Read More
A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.
What James Dempsey's family saw on the recording made them sue his nursing home. \\ Read More
World War II horror leads to love
Murphy Bowman saw carnage during his time in Europe during World War II, but found the love of his life in its aftermath. Read More
Soldier who died on USS Oklahoma buried
The remains of Pvt. Vernon Paul "Buck" Keaton, 18, were interred Thursday afternoon at Lula Cemetery in Pontotoc County. About 75 people attended the funeral at the small cemetery southeast of Ada. Read More
Oklahoma Business Briefs
Oklahoma Business Briefs for Nov. 17, 2017 Read More
Bishop McGuinness honors veterans
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School celebrated Veterans Day with a recent assembly honoring all those serving or who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Read More
'Wall that Heals' tours through Oklahoma
The Wall That Heals — a traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. — visited Oklahoma. Read More
Veterans honored during ceremony
Current and former service members, their families and others braved Saturday morning's cold and windy conditions to attend the 10th annual Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Read More
Army lifts ban on waivers for recruits with history of some mental health issues
WASHINGTON – People with a history of “self-mutilation,” bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse can now seek waivers to join the Army under an unannounced policy enacted in August, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY.  The decision to open Army recruiting to those with mental health... Read More
As deployment draws to a close, Oklahoma National Guard unit marks successes
When about 250 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers landed in Ukraine at the end of last year, there was no one there to show them around their base, introduce them to their Ukrainian counterparts or walk them through the training they'd be leading. Now, with their own deployment winding down, members of the Oklahoma... Read More
Oklahoma Army veteran using GI Bill benefits to pursue technology career
Army veteran Jeff Sargent, 31, of Kingfisher, is pursuing a college degree and a career in technology with the help of his GI Bill benefits. Read More

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Veterans honored at Southeast High ceremony

Nov 10About two dozen veterans, many with ties to Oklahoma City Public...

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U.S. Navy Band performs across metro as part of Navy Week

Sep 20Several members of the Naval Band are in the metro this week, and...

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Oklahoma City Navy Week

Sep 20Officials with the U.S. Navy and members of the Naval Band are in...

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Oklahoma National Guard continues support efforts in Texas

Sep 7Whether it be a tornado, wildfire, earthquake or hurricane, members...

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Rose State College - Honoring Our Heroes

Jun 7Rose State College is hosting a flag day event on June 14 to...