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Camp challenges cadets' physical, mental strengths
About 200 Army Junior ROTC cadets from 19 high schools across Oklahoma and Lubbock, Texas, participated in the recent JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at Fort Sill in Lawton. Read More
Delivery schedule for first KC-46A tankers agreed upon by the U.S. Air Force and Boeing
The U.S. Air Force has agreed to accept its first KC-46A Pegasus as part of its $44 billion contract with Boeing to replace its aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers with 194 of the Boeing 767 variants. The first aircraft will be delivered to the military in October, an Air Force undersecretary stated Wednesday. Read More
Executive Q&A with Teresa Rule: Marine veteran finds niche in global cyber security firm
Executive Q&A with Teresa Rule: Ex-Marine finds niche in global cyber security firm Read More
Some of Air Force's grounded B-1B Lancers located at Tinker
Last week, the Air Force grounded its B-1B Lancers due to concerns about the aircraft’s ejection seats. Some of those aircraft are located at Tinker Air Force Base. Read More
Edmond sailor participates in search and seizure exercise in Pacific Ocean
Tyler Gilbert, of Edmond, recently participated in a search and seizure exercise in the Pacific Ocean. Read More
U.S. veterans find new ways to serve
A $1.2 million federal grant awarded this spring to the Troops to Teachers program at the Oklahoma state Department of Education is expected to spur an influx of former military personnel pursuing second careers as schoolteachers over the next five years. Read More
Interviews, images and video: Three Oklahoma American Indian artists are finalists to design the National Native American Veterans Memorial on the National Mall
Three American Indian artists from Oklahoma are competing to design the next monument on the National Mall, the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Read More
Honoring the fighters: State artists are among finalists to design Native American vets memorial
Three American Indian artists from Oklahoma are competing to design the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read More
Watch: Military mom surprises daughter at cheer competition
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Janae Ratledge stood at the entrance to the gymnasium and began crying the moment she saw her daughter. Read More
'From delivery to detention': ICE detains pizza guy at Army base in Brooklyn
Pablo Villavicencio, an Ecuadorean immigrant, was attempting to make a delivery at Fort Hamilton when he was detained and handed over to immigration authorities. Read More
A veteran of Normandy looks back after 74 years
Paul Hatley arrived on Omaha Beach a day after the initial Allied invasion of Europe in WW II, but that didn't stop him from being scared out of his wits. Read More
Key Tinker command position changes
Brigadier Gen. Christopher Hill takes command of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex on Tinker Air Force Base. Read More
Enid woman rises to top enlisted rank in Oklahoma National Guard
ENID — An Enid woman recently became the first black female to attain the highest enlisted rank in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, according to an Oklahoma Military Department news release. In March, 1st Sgt. Seretta Lawson was promoted to the rank of sergeant major. Lawson began her military career in 1993,... Read More
Video: Army Sgt. surprises son at high school graduation ceremony
A student got his diploma, then was in for the surprise of his life during his high school graduation. Read More
Tribute to fallen 'American hero': His newborn baby in the hands of those he served with
Her father, a fallen soldier, will never hold her. But these photos show she is surrounded by the love of those who served with him. Read More
OKC sailor is serving in Indo-Pacific region
OKC sailor is serving in Indo-Pacific region Read More
Memorial Day ceremony at 45th Infantry
Burton Johnson sat in the front row during the Memorial Day ceremony at the 45th Infantry Division Museum on Monday morning, his World War II veteran baseball cap shielding him from the sun already beating down. Johnson, 97, served in the U.S. Army. Johnson and his wife, Louise, have spent every Memorial Day of... Read More
Video: Dog overjoyed his human is back from deployment
When Major Bill Hotopp returned from his final tour of duty in the Army National Guard, it was his four-legged best friend who gave him the best welcome home. Read More
Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat
Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military's official Twitter account. Local media further quoted Major-General Amikam Norkin as saying in a speech to the chiefs of 20 foreign air forces... Read More

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