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Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said.   The elite serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct... Read More
Edmond dentist likes getting to know patients
EDMOND — Dr. Scott Waugh, 70, has greeted more than 24,000 patients through the years at his dental clinic in Edmond. The national and state honors he's received are nearly too many to count; so are his tall tales. “I did have a 300-pound ex-pro football player come in. He listened to what I had to say as I... Read More
Oklahoma law officers who died while on duty will have names put on memorial stone
The 155 law enforcement officers who have died doing their duty in the state dating back to 1872 will have their names engraved on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial. Read More
Possible delays for KC-46 could affect Air Force bases in Oklahoma
Production of the Air Force's new KC-46 midair refueling tankers has been fraught with setbacks, making the question of when it will be ready to fly less clear by the day. That's left officials at two Air Force bases in Oklahoma with little to do but watch and wait. Read More
Oklahoma news briefs for April 28
Oklahoma news briefs for April 28, 2016 Read More
Norman notes for April 28
Norman notes for April 28, 2016 Read More
Video & interviews: Purple Heart recipient helps fellow veterans heal through creative writing in Oklahoma pilot program
A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section The Oklahoman. Warriors' words bring them peace Purple Heart recipient helps fellow veterans heal through creative writing NORMAN - Bill O’Pecko titled his story “Just Another Occurrence on the Sahara,” but what was ordinary during in the North African... Read More
Marine infamous for urinating on Taliban corpses helps foil girlfriend’s alleged hit-man plot
In 2012, a Marine Corps staff sergeant was court-martialed for being among a group of snipers who urinated on the fresh corpses of Taliban fighters. In 2016, police in Tennessee say he saved a 3-year-old from being fatherless. What may seem like a redemption plot from a Hollywood drama is the story of Joseph... Read More
POWER OF THE PEN: Purple Heart recipient helps fellow veterans heal through creative writing
A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Jason Poudrier recently wrapped a 10-week creative writing course at the Norman Veterans Center, part of a new pilot program spearheaded by the Oklahoma Arts Council in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs. Read More
This chart shows just how massive the U.S. Navy is
The U.S. Navy is the unquestioned dominant naval force in the world. In terms of both absolute tonnage and technical superiority, the U.S. Navy is the world's largest and most advanced maritime military force. The capabilities of the U.S. Navy are further enhanced and augmented by its military alliances such as... Read More

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Oklahoma WWII veteran receives French military honor

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

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Soldiers at Gattitown

Dec 22While many soldiers were able to return home, these men and women...

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YMCA Military Welcome Center to host hundreds of traveling soldiers

Dec 17Hundreds of soldiers will pass through the YMCA Military Welcome...

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Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony

Dec 7Local VFW, joined by Dolese Bros. Co., held a Pearl Harbor Day...

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World War II veteran recalls mustard gas experiments

Nov 13During the 1940s, thousands of military personnel were involved in...