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Edmond woman graduates from U.S. Naval Academy
Jacqueline Kennedye, of Edmond, has completed four years of academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday. She is a graduate of Mount St. Mary High School in Oklahoma City. Read More
Undocumented immigrant posed as dead veteran to get VA, Social Security benefits
PHOENIX - An undocumented immigrant has been using the identity of a dead man for the past four years to get benefits of nearly $30,000.   Court records show that the 69-year-old man took the identity of man deceased since 1994 to get social security, VA and other Federal, state and local benefits since... Read More
Oklahoma City-area achievers
Oklahoma City-area achievers for May 26. Read More
3 seniors from Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City receive appointments to service academies
Members of Heritage Hall’s class of 2016 received appointments to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. Gonzalo Borrego Acosta, Tevin McDaniel and Paige Miles were recognized in a ceremony at the Oklahoma City school. Read More
2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees are announced
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook is among seven Oklahomans — including an NFL quarterback with three Super Bowl rings, a Tony Award-winning Broadway leading lady and the first female commander of the Oklahoma Air National Guard — who have been selected for the 89th class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Read More
Russell Westbrook, Kelli O'Hara, Troy Aikman and more named 2016 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees
After helping to induct teammate Kevin Durant into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame last year, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook also is joining the hallowed hall. The NBA point guard, who presented Durant for induction last fall, is among seven outstanding Oklahomans representing the sports, arts,... Read More
Edmond resident to graduate from West Point
Cadet Gregory James Merkel, son of Eddie and Mireille Merkel, of Edmond, will graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on Saturday. Read More
House-Senate split emerges over women registering for draft
WASHINGTON _ A split has emerged between House and Senate Republicans over whether women should have to register for the draft beginning in 2018. House Republicans on the influential Rules Committee stripped a provision from the defense bill that included the requirement. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, a member of the... Read More
Shawnee exhibit salutes military
“A Tribute to America’s Combat Artists and Fighting Forces: Art From the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard” will be on exhibit at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art from Saturday through Aug. 21. Read More
Edmond Rotary Club awards scholarships
The Edmond Rotary Club honored awarded $2,000 scholarships to Edmond Santa Fe High School senior Damilola Lajuwomi and Edmond North High School seniors Rebecca Hatton, Sameem Malakouti-Nejad and Amber Pentz. Read More
Senate defense bill calls for military pay raise
A defense bill headed to the Senate floor calls for a 1.6 percent pay hike for service members and more construction and maintenance work at Oklahoma military bases. Read More
Civilians can drive a military tank at a park in Georgia
If you've ever wondered what it would feel like to drive 33,000 pounds of armored steel over a junk car, you only need to make your way to Blue Ridge, Georgia - and fork over $550 - to find out. Civilians can take the controls of a real military tank, complete with a driving lesson, at Tank Town USA . Read More
The military just built the most advanced prosthetic arm we’ve ever seen
During a recent event held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Tech Insider had a chance to check out one of the most advanced robotic prosthetic arms we’ve ever seen. Read More
Oklahoma news briefs for May 12
Oklahoma news briefs for May 12, 2016 Read More
Daughters of Union Veterans to present history program in Oklahoma City
At the quarterly meeting of the Sallie Peacheater Tent 18 of Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, John J. Dwyer will present a program on “Randall Slidell MacKenzie — Civil War Hero and America’s Greatest Indian Fighter.” The meeting will be Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center. Read More
Mustang JROTC advances to national leadership competition
Mustang High School’s Junior ROTC leadership team has qualified to compete at the 2016 Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C. Read More
Oklahoma news briefs for May 7
Oklahoma news briefs for May 7, 2016 Read More
Statue will be unveiled during reunion
ARCADIA — Robert Lee “Bob” Dean Jr., Oklahoma Military Academy class of 1948 and 2015 Distinguished Alumni, has donated a two-foot bronze scale model of his Gen.Dwight D. Eisenhower sculpture to the Oklahoma Military Academy Museum. This was the actual model that was used for the larger statue, according to a... Read More
OSU grad hopes to be great science teacher at Cushing High School
Josh Encinas, 27, of Perkins, always knew who had his back during his time in foster care. The veteran said he always "ran to school" and had helpful teachers. Read More
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

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

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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...