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Remains of Oklahoma sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified 77 years later
At a cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii, there are Courts of the Missing and on a marble slab in one of those courts is the name of a man who is no longer missing: Navy Fireman 1st Class Leonard R. Geller. Read More
Portraits of courage: Oklahoma photographer captures memories for vets' families
Professional photographer Jessie Newell of Shawnee has befriended many Oklahoma veterans over the last three years as she offers complimentary photo shoots and photographs to them and their families. Read More
Air Force mom pumps breast milk during Ironman
“I was nervous at first that I would get some weird looks or even get disqualified due to nudity,” Sloan told Kennedy News & Media, “but I did my best to cover up and make it work.” Read More
Refueling tanker bound for Oklahoma passes milestone test
The KC-46A Pegasus, which will base out of Oklahoma after it's delivered by Boeing Co., has been certified to refuel some of the military's most important aircraft. Read More
Pentagon looks to exoskeletons to build 'super-soldiers'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army is investing millions of dollars in experimental exoskeleton technology to make soldiers stronger and more resilient, in what experts say is part of a broader push into advanced gear to equip a new generation of “super-soldiers.” The technology is being developed by Lockheed... Read More
Oklahoma Air National Guard wing to host change of command ceremony
An Oklahoma Air National Guard wing will host a change of command ceremony Saturday afternoon. Col. Devin R. Wooden, outgoing commander of the 137th Special Operations Wing, will turn over command of the wing to Col. Daniel R. Fowler. Read More
Homeless veterans home delays opening amid questions about licensing
When Our Heroes Residential Care Facility opened its doors earlier this month, its owner said the center would soon become the service provider of choice for homeless veterans in Oklahoma City. But the northwest Oklahoma City facility is drawing scrutiny after The Oklahoman raised questions about its licensing. Read More
Teen's campaign to fund veterans' Christmas baskets gains momentum
A Shawnee teen is grateful that many people have rallied around her campaign to to provide Christmas gift baskets to veterans in nursing homes around the state. Read More
Anti-war groups target Lankford in national ad campaign
Several national anti-war groups are publishing full-page newspaper ads in several states, including Oklahoma, to pressure U.S. senators to end the country's role in the conflict in Yemen. Read More
Bishop McGuinness honors veterans
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony. Read More
Tinker Air Force Base to be home for maintenance of new stealth bomber
U.S. Air Force officials have selected Tinker Air Force Base to provide maintenance for the B-21 Raider once the bomber comes on line in the mid 2020s, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced Friday. Read More
State briefs for Nov. 16
The 20th annual Volkstrauertag Memorial Service is planned Sunday at historic Fort Reno. Read More
U.S. military might "struggle to win, or perhaps lose" war with China or Russia, report says
Absent renewed investment in and a strategic realignment of its own capabilities, the U.S. military could lose the next state-versus-state war it fights, according to a new report issued by the National Defense Strategy Commission. "America's ability to defend its allies, its partners and its own vital interests... Read More
100th anniversary of end of World War I remembered Sunday at Oklahoma City Veterans Day ceremony
At the Veterans Day ceremony at the 45th Infantry Division Museum Sunday, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I was remembered. Read More
Surgeon shortage prompts change at Oklahoma City VA, but help is on its way
During a half-dozen days this month, the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center has not had a general surgeon on-call or available for emergencies in the overnight hours. Read More
Veterans Day: Pheasant hunt with ex-NFL star Joe Thomas helps 'warrior' vets heal
Weeks before Veterans Day, Joe Thomas spent a day with former military members at a hunting preserve created specifically for wounded veterans. Read More
Veteran and service dog are perfect 6-legged team
After 31 years of dealing with PTSD all alone, veteran John Tipton decided it was time to get help. That help came in the form of a lab-terrier mix named Daisy. Read More
A look back at Armistice Day in Oklahoma
Just as guns fell silent across France on Nov. 11, 1918, they began sounding in Oklahoma City and across the state as residents celebrated the end of the conflict they knew as the Great War. Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, an occasion that Oklahomans met a century ago with... Read More
Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma City's Canterbury Voices celebrating 100th anniversary of World War I armistice with 'War Requiem'
Canterbury Voices will join forces with students from its Canterbury Youth Voices program, choirs from Oklahoma City University, three soloists and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic to perform “War Requiem” Sunday, which is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Read More
Midwest City cancels Veterans Day Parade due to predicted weather conditions
Midwest City has canceled its 2018 Veterans Day Parade, originally scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Read More

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