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Bristow man to be inducted into state Military Hall of Fame
Army Spc. 4 Willard F. Parish, who was awarded a Silver Star after a battle in Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley in 1965, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame on Oct. 21 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman Read More
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Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun. The video, recorded by... Read More
AP Exclusive: Iraq oil fires could jeopardize Mosul mission
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire at one of Iraq's oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul get underway. Black smoke continues to billow into the air from the Qayara oil field, damaged by IS militants last month as they fled the town,... Read More
Chelsea Manning to be sent to solitary confinement for suicide try
U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, was ordered to spend 14 days in solitary confinement as punishment for attempting suicide and keeping a banned book in her cell, supporters said. A disciplinary board at the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, military... Read More
Pentagon confirms ISIS tried to use mustard gas on U.S. troops
The top U.S. military officer confirmed Thursday that Islamic State militants targeted a military base in Iraq where U.S. troops were stationed with a potentially deadly chemical weapon this week. “We assess it to be a sulfur-mustard blister agent,” Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of... Read More
Midwest City Outlook
A town hall meeting on a fire department study is set for Thursday in Midwest City. Read More
Syria and Russia accuse US-led coalition of striking Syrian government troops
ISTANBUL — The U.S. military acknowledged Saturday that it carried out a bombing run in eastern Syria that may have inadvertently killed 60 Syrian soldiers, prompting bitter denunciations from Damascus and its Russian allies, who accused the U.S. of siding with Islamic State. The Russian Defense Ministry said the... Read More
US-led coalition stops airstrike after learning target might have been Syrian forces
BEIRUT — The U.S. military said Saturday that coalition forces allied in a fight against Islamic State halted a bombing operation in eastern Syria when they learned from Russian officials that the target possibly belonged to the Syrian military. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes killed at... Read More
The National WWII Museum Presents New Permanent Exhibit Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries
[STK] [IN] ATL TRA [SU] BFA VET FEA PDT -- WITH PHOTO -- TO FEATURES, AND NATIONAL EDITORS: The National WWII Museum Presents New Permanent Exhibit Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National WWII Museum today opened its newest permanent exhibit: Richard... Read More
Oklahoma City-area advocates provide services to homeless veterans
The Sooner Stand Down is a collaborative effort among several faith-based groups, nonprofits and public agencies. During the event, advocates offer legal assistance, medical screenings and other services to homeless veterans. Read More
'You never, ever quit,' says Benghazi survivor who fought terrorist attack for 13 hours
It’s still hard for Kris “Tanto” Paronto to share all of what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. Some parts are easier than others. But the 13 hours he and other private military contractors spent fighting, trying to defend the U.S. compound in Libya from a terrorist attack, are etched in his memory forever.... Read More
US admiral: Islamic State coming to Pacific
SAN DIEGO — Is the Islamic State’s next frontier in the Pacific and Asia? The commander of American military forces across Asia, Adm. Harry Harris, said the jihadist group is seeking new territory as it gets squeezed out of Iraq and Syria. “It’s clear to me that (the Islamic State) is also “rebalancing” to the... Read More
Obama to Veto Bill Letting 9/11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia: White House
The White House confirmed Tuesday that President Obama plans to veto newly passed legislation allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia – laying the groundwork for a showdown with Congress. The bipartisan bill gained final approval Friday in the House. The White House now has the... Read More
Norman native serving aboard U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer
A native of Norman is serving aboard the USS Mason. Read More
Military needs better strategy for rebuilding, congressional report says
A report requested by Congress says military's tough road back to "readiness" will require a better map. Read More
Philippine leader rejects joint patrols, eyes China weapons
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he won't allow government forces to conduct joint patrols of disputed waters near the South China Sea with foreign powers, apparently scrapping a deal his predecessor reached with the U.S. military earlier this year. Duterte also said he... Read More
Oklahoma's U.S. senators don't want women to register for the draft
Both U.S. senators from Oklahoma join Republican letter opposing provision to require women to register for the draft. Read More
Edmond native serves aboard USS Gunston Hall
An Edmond Santa Fe High School graduate is serving aboard the USS Gunston Hall in Virginia. Read More

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Oklahoma WWII veteran receives French military honor

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