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Veterans memorial meeting set for Wednesday
The Veterans Memorial Advisory Task Force has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Edmond's Downtown Community Center. Read More
Veterans honored with downtown Edmond event
Edmond business members gathered recently to show appreciation for local veterans. Read More
Oklahoma seaman serves in Navy in Florida
A 2016 McLoud High School graduate and Newalla native serves in the Navy and is stationed in Florida. Read More
OKC man took part in historic mission
Chuck Hamrick of OKC piloted a helicopter in a historic Cold War mission in which he picked up the skipper of the USS Nautilus hours after he'd captained the first voyage under the Arctic pole. Read More
OKC sailor serves aboard USS Alabama
A 2012 Northwest Classen High School graduate and Oklahoma City native is serving aboard the USS Alabama. Read More
Tinker commander looks forward to future
Clad in his camouflage uniform with three stars on each collar, Lee Levy II walks the shop floor in the sprawling Building 3001 on Tinker Air Force Base. The lieutenant general is in his element as he exchanges hellos or salutes with virtually everyone he passes. Most of them are addressed as “airman,” even if... Read More
Troops at Arizona border ports boost inspections, help fight drug trafficking
National Guard troops deployed to Arizona's border ports of entry have increased inspections and freed customs officers to tackle a recent rise in drug trafficking, customs officials said. Read More
World War II veteran inspires young recruits
Floyd Cheatwood, a 91-year-old World War II veteran, spends his Tuesday evenings offering words of encouragement and advice to recruits traveling through Oklahoma City to Fort Sill. Read More
Iraq War veteran's wife deported to Mexico after wanting Trump to intervene
Alejandra Juarez "is alone today as she has no home yet" in Mexico, her attorney said after she was taken to an airport to return to her native Mexico. Read More
Obama and Biden reunite at Washington bakery that supports veterans
The pair, whose close-knit relationship during their White House tenure sparked numerous internet memes, praised the bakery for their work before leaving. Read More
Lankford: It is a fact that Russians hacked U.S. presidential campaign
Read Sen. James Lankford's statement on the president's meeting with Vladimir Putin. Read More
Corps of Engineers steps up patrols after Oklahoma drownings
TULSA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to increase safety patrols on Oklahoma lakes after a string of recreational drownings. Corps spokesman Matthew Nolen said officials plan to encourage the use of personal flotation device after the drowning deaths of 11 people in Oklahoma lakes since May. Nolen said... Read More
Exception allows recruit to join Oklahoma Army National Guard
Rodney Rideaux, 40, was nothing short of a model recruit, but his initial attempt to enlist was rejected due to his age. Read More
Vance Air Force Base prepares for boost in pilot training
An increase of more than 100 student pilots is expected at Vance Air Force Base in Enid in the coming years, reversing years of decline and helping address a shortage of pilots across the United States Air Force. Read More
Army veteran meets the little girl he saved with his bone marrow donation
Army veteran Mike Laureano didn’t stop saving lives when he got out of the Delaware National Guard. Read More
Navy SEAL dies while rescuing Thai schoolboys trapped in cave
RESCUERS working to save 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thai cave are preparing to swing into action at short notice as oxygen levels drop inside the passage. The dwindling air supply and race against oncoming monsoonal rain have given the rescue mission fresh urgency. The risky operation, which... Read More
Edmond DAR celebrates Fourth
EDMOND — July Fourth is usually known as a day of celebration, but the Edmond Daughters of the American Revolution also call it a time to recall what the country fought for during its independence. Read More
Oklahoma veteran fought in some of largest naval battles of WW II
William MacKelvie, an Oklahoma veteran, fought in some of WW II's largest naval battles in the Pacific. Read More
USS Oklahoma City attack submarine returns to Guam
Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) returned to its home port of Apra Harbor, Guam, Friday. Oklahoma City conducted routine patrols throughout the Indo-Pacific region in support of maritime security operations that promote stability while maintaining key partnerships with allies across the... Read More
Interviews and video: Award-winning Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt and architect Hans Butzer talk about their winning plans for the National Native American Veterans Memorial
On, Tuesday Harvey Pratt, a Cheyenne and Arapaho artist based in Guthrie, was named the winner of the National Native American Veterans Memorial design contest. His design concept, titled “Warriors’ Circle of Honor” was selected unanimously by the jury for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Read More

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