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Confederate flag rally to be held in Shawnee on Saturday
The Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a Confederate flag rally in Shawnee's Woodland Park on Saturday. Read More
Slain SEAL’s dad wants answers: ‘Don’t hide behind my son’s death’
A spokesman for President Donald Trump says anyone who questions the raid that killed Ryan Owens does a disservice to the Navy SEAL’s memory. Owens’ father disagrees. The Miami Herald reports.  Read More
There's a flaw in the homeland missile defense system. The Pentagon sees no need to fix it
The Pentagon is pushing ahead with an expansion of the nation’s homeland missile defense system, despite a newly recognized deficiency that affects nearly all the system’s rocket interceptors, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found. Read More
Achievers for Feb. 22 Read More
Dove Science Academy surpasses goal during Charity Week
Lesly Morales participated in Charity Week by dressing as her favorite "Toy Story" character and reminding the community that it has a friend in Dove Science Academy. Read More
Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago. He says McMaster is "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience." Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith... Read More
Veteran Teaches Therapists How To Talk About Gun Safety When Suicide’s A Risk
Most veterans who commit suicide do so with a gun, but most therapists don’t understand gun culture. A veteran who has struggled with depression himself now helps bridge that gap. Read More
Reservists return to Tinker after deployment to Turkey
Members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing returned to Tinker Air Force Base on Friday after a two-month deployment to Turkey for operations against the Islamic State group. Read More
Disavowed report of National Guard involvement in immigration enforcement elevates worries
Amid reports that President Donald Trump is considering mobilizing National Guard troops to round up undocumented immigrants, advocates in Oklahoma are worried about the impact such a move would have here. Read More
Oklahoma officials haven't been notified of possible National Guard activation
Officials in Oklahoma haven't been notified about any potential plans to activate National Guard troops for immigration raids. Read More
Oklahoma City defense firm wins Air Force contract
Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma LLC plans to add simulator technicians, logisticians, engineers, support personnel, proctors and managers to fulfill an eight-year contract it has secured to provide ground-based training for the U.S. Air Force's T-6 aircraft. Read More
Reservist surprises wife with early homecoming
A Delaware County soldier just back from his sixth tour of duty surprised his wife as she ate lunch with friends in Grove. Read More
Historical armory transfers to City of Blackwell
State and city officials joined together in ceremonies for the official transfer of the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s historical armory back to the city for use by its streets and parks department. Read More
State briefs
State briefs for Feb. 11 Read More
Junior ROTC prepares cadets for the future
Members of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at one high school have made it a mission to take what they are learning and apply it to their future careers. Read More
Local Kia dealership pays it forward with ‘Soul for a Soldier’
When a young man who had recently returned from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan told Kyle Hill at his Oklahoma City Kia dealership about how he had struggled with PTSD and now worked with others coping with similar issues, Hill was inspired to do something to show appreciation to the men and women... Read More
Under Obama, the Justice Dept. aggressively pursued police reforms. Did it work – and will it continue under Trump?
After the Department of Justice recently issued a scathing report saying police in the country's third-largest city routinely violated the Constitution by using excessive force against residents, many activists cheered for the inevitable reforms — and federal oversight  — they expected to... Read More
Oklahoma town says goodbye to soldier it never knew
On Saturday afternoon, dozens of people in a small Oklahoma town lined the highway to watch as a hearse rolled past, carrying a fallen soldier home to his final resting place. Some held signs. Others waved flags. None knew the man inside the casket. Read More
OSU-OKC unveils expanded veterans center
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City recently completed an expansion of its Veterans Services Center, thanks to a grant from The Home Depot Foundation and Student Veterans of America. Read More
State briefs
State briefs for Feb. 3 Read More

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Tinker Air Force Base Celebrates 75 years

Jan 30Tinker Air Force Base kicked off a year-long celebration during a...

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Boxes for Troops

Dec 7The Hugs Project has been sending care packages to military men and...

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Tinker opens drone engine maintenance center

Nov 15A new public-private partnership between Rolls-Royce and the U.S....

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After 30 years, soldier gets ready for quiet retirement

Aug 10Col. Max Moss, public information officer of the Oklahoma National...

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

Jul 6Slowing down the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan; When can we...