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Shawnee sailor receives award
Zach Smith, an Oklahoman serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS John C. Stennis, recently received a Sailor of the Day award, according to the Navy. Read More
Cameron University has done its share of training officers for the military
Located in Lawton, Cameron was one of six agricultural high schools created by the 1908 Oklahoma Legislature. Its name at its creation was the Cameron State School of Agriculture. Read More
Oklahoma National Guardsmen take civil disturbance training
More than 300 Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen with 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted a riot-control training exercise with members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol at Camp Gruber Training Center near Braggs. Read More
Oklahoma City-area community briefs
Oklahoma City-area community briefs for June 25. Read More
Pentagon close to repealing transgender ban
A Pentagon policy allowing transgender troops to serve openly is in the final stages of approval and is expected to be released within weeks, according to Defense Department sources. USA TODAY reports gender dysphoria disqualifies service members under current policy. However, Defense Secretary Ash... Read More
Homeless veteran tells jury he never meant to hurt anyone in Norman hostage incident
An Army veteran told a Cleveland County jury he didn't mean to hurt anyone in a 2014 hostage incident in Norman and just wanted to stage a crime so he could negotiate a prison sentence. Read More
11 Oklahoma veterans receive French Legion of Honor medal
Eleven Oklahomans were awarded the French Legion of Honor on Thursday in Oklahoma City for fighting during World War II to liberate France. The French consul general presented the awards at the Oklahoma History Center. Read More
Reservists will be home for Father's Day
Thirteen citizen airmen of the 507th Maintenance Group arrived home to Oklahoma in time for Father's Day. Read More
Oklahoma Historical Society announces genealogy lunch and learn programs
The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will offer lunch and learn programs for researchers and family historians on June 23, July 27 and Aug. 24. Read More
Oklahoma dentists to provide free day of care for veterans June 25
Dentists and team members from nearly 400 Aspen Dental practices across the nation will provide a day of free dental care for veterans June 25. Local veterans can call (844) ASPEN-HMM to schedule an appointment at a participating office in the Oklahoma City area. Read More
Families respond to call to provide photos of Vietnam War casualties
Janna Hoehn, a Hawaii resident in the midst of a yearslong effort to help track down a photo of every one of the 58,000 names listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. Read More
WWII vet from Enid was destined to be soldier
When Charles Scheffel was a youngster in Enid during the Great Depression, he was destined to become a soldier, but he didn’t know it yet. Read More
OSU boasts rich heritage in ROTC, creating officers
In the past 100 years of ROTC, Oklahoma State University has produced many notable officers including many who are in the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame, which was founded in 1999. Read More
An Army buddy's call for help sends a scientist on a brain injury quest
Harvard researcher Kit Parker built his academic career studying the heart. But Parker, also an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, switched his focus to figuring out how IED blasts damage the brain. NPR has the story.  Read More
Oklahoma City-area achievers
Oklahoma City-area achievers for June 8. Read More
Oklahoma's Inhofe wins victory on military commissaries
The amendment, approved 70-28, strips a provision from the defense bill that would have allowed private companies to operate grocery stores on up to five military installations. Read More
These photos show the amazing views of Air Force cockpits
Few people get to experience the amazing rush, and have the incredible view, that pilots with the US Air Force are able to experience.  The following pictures take us inside the cockpits of the US Air Force. Read More
ISIS is turning US Humvees into Iraq's worst nightmare
More than two-thirds of the Humvees the US supplied to Iraq to fight terrorists have ended up in the hands of Islamic State militants.   And the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh, has not wasted any time in converting those vehicles into one of its deadliest and most nightmarish tools: suicide car... Read More
Oklahoma City-area achievers
Oklahoma City-area achievers for June 7. Read More
National Guard program to continue at two Oklahoma universities
Arrangements have been made to keep the Guard Officer Leadership Development (GOLD) program at Rogers State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University, said Maj. Casey Reed, who oversees the program as part of his recruitment and retention duties. Read More

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May 27Bill Schmid and his children, William and Elizabeth, scraped paint...

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Civil Air Patrol

May 26 The organization is an official auxiliary of the United States Air...

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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...