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Amazon's Bezos: US needs to be defended
Amazon will work enthusiastically with the US military, its founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has said. His unequivocal position comes as other firms, such as Google, pulled out of defence work after employee pressure. "If big tech companies are going to turn their back on the US Department of Defense,... Read More
Defense officials say need for appropriately trained workers remains
Officials at Oklahoma City's air depot weren't shy back in the day about their needs for qualified workers to repair damaged aircraft that supported global operations the United States as it and its allies carried out to defeat the Axis powers in World War II. While the types of workers needed now by the U.S. Air... Read More
War & football: the famed 36th Division won a war, then won ballgames
The 36th Division, made of Oklahoma and Texas National Guardsmen, won the Battle of Saint Etienne, then started winning football games. Read More
North, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border
SEOUL (Reuters) - Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the... Read More
U.S. removing some missile systems from Middle East: WSJ
(Reuters) - The United States is pulling some of its anti-aircraft and missile batteries out of the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. military officials. The Pentagon will pull out four Patriot missile systems from Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain next month, the report said,... Read More
Junior ROTC students push their limits in challenge
Putnam City High School’s Air Force JROTC (foreground) and Putnam City West High School’s Army JROTC (behind Putnam City High) on Thursday afternoon marched to the Bethany Fire Station at NW 39th and Rockwell for their annual contest to see which unit could perform the most pushups. Putnam City High School won the... Read More
Military child nominations sought for awards
Operation Homefront is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Military Child of the Year Awards, as well as applications for the 2019 Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation. Read More
Russia missile sale to Syria is 'significant escalation': U.S.' Bolton
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday that Russian plans to supply Syria with an S-300 missile system would be a “significant escalation” by Moscow and that he hopes it will reconsider. Russia said on Monday it will supply the surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two... Read More
World War II a dusty journey for Oklahoma City man
Bob Hahn of northwest Oklahoma City spent much of World War II as a clerk in a night fighter squadron Read More
Airman found dead at Altus Air Force Base identified
An airman found dead in a house on Altus Air Force Base has been identified. Staff Sgt. Robert A. Alvarez was found dead on base about 8:20 a.m. Monday, according to a news release. Alvarez was assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron, the release states. “Robert served as a loadmaster with the 58th Airlift... Read More
Federal authorities investigate Air Force couple for manslaughter, child abuse
An Air Force couple from Kapolei is under investigation for possible manslaughter and child abuse over the death of their one-month old son and serious injuries to their daughter. Federal officials have subpoenaed the financial records of Sgt. Caleb Humphrey and Sgt. Natasha Beyer, saying the records may... Read More
Golf tournament benefits Operation Homefront
Area golfers turned out recently at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond to raise funds for military families in need. Read More
Airman found dead Monday in home at Altus Air Force Base
An airman was found dead Monday in a home at Altus Air Force Base, base authorities reported. Read More
Oklahoma emergency response teams ready for Hurricane Florence
Teams from Oklahoma are ready for Hurricane Florence. Read More
One of the First Women in the Infantry Will Be Discharged From the Marines
WASHINGTON — One of the first women to enter the Marine Corps infantry is being discharged from the service after admitting to having an intimate relationship with a subordinate — a fellow Marine she eventually married. On their own, the legal charges against Cpl. Remedios Cruz, 26, are not uncommon in military... Read More
Annual OKC Navy Days to recognize Navy presence
The 13th annual OKC Navy Days will recognize the presence and investment of the U.S. Navy in Greater Oklahoma City. Special events and activities are planned for sailors and their families. Read More
Boeing announces second FAA certification for the KC-46A
The KC-46 Pegasus received a second, significant certification from the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing announced Wednesday. The company intends to deliver the first aircraft to the U.S. Air Force later this year. Read More
Guardsmen attend commemorative World War I event in France
Soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard participated in a World War I Centennial Commemoration in Northern France. Read More
Dance party: First annual Hangar Dance in Yukon
Salute the legacy of women pilots by dancing the night away at the first annual Hangar Dance! Read More
Oklahomans pay tribute to Sen. John McCain
Oklahomans respond to John McCain's death on social media. Read More

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