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Ameera, A 6-Year-Old Afghan, Prepares To Walk Out Of U.S. Military Hospital
Lt. Col. Chance Henderson, an orthopedic surgeon serving in Afghanistan, was able to save the leg of a 6-year-old Afghan girl caught in a firefight. She is about to be discharged. NPR has the story.  Read More
Oklahoma City native participates in international maritime warfare exercise
A 2014 John Marshall High School graduate and Oklahoma City native is serving in the U.S. Navy and participating in the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise. Read More
Vance Air Force Base airman and Owasso man die in plane crash
A Vance Air Force Base airman and an Owasso man died in a single-engine airplane crash near Enid on Thursday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. Randall Lee Harris, 55, of Owasso, was a pilot for Bearfeat Aerobatics, a group scheduled to perform in an air show and open house at Vance on Saturday. Read More
Oklahoma news briefs for July 22, 2016
Oklahoma news briefs for July 22, 2016 Read More
Millwood graduate serving abord USS Constitution
An Oklahoma City native and Millwood High School graduate celebrated America’s 240th year of independence as part of a hand-picked Navy crew serving on the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution. Read More
Sterling native serves in elite U.S. Navy aviation unit
A 2008 Sterling High School graduate is serving in the at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the third-largest naval base in the nation. Read More
Turkey's president cracks down after failed coup
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could use the coup attempt against him to purge government institutions, including the military and the judiciary. Critics say he has already accumulated too much power. NPR takes a closer look.  Read More
Woman in custody after standoff at Oklahoma Air National Guard base
A woman has been taken into police custody Monday afternoon following a standoff at the Oklahoma Air National Guard base. Tulsa Police Bomb Squad officers were called to the scene after police received a report indicating a woman was driving around the complex with an unknown device, an official said Monday.... Read More
Woman general graduated from University of Central Oklahoma's ROTC program
Brig. Gen. Alicia A. Tate-Nadeau, an Enid native and graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, was commissioned through the ROTC program as an Army lieutenant in 1986. Read More
Operation Homefront seeks donations for military families in Midwest City, Altus and Lawton
Operation Homefront is seeking donations for its Back-to-School Brigade program for military families in Midwest City, Altus and Lawton. Read More
Could problems with new Oklahoma-bound Air Force tanker be over?
Aviation Week is reporting that the KC-46 Pegasus passed a crucial flight test this week Read More
Video: The moment a Russian helicopter is shot down by ISIS
Video of Russian helicopter being shot down Read More
Chelsea Manning 'rushed to hospital after trying to take own life'
Chelsea Manning, the military whistleblower serving a 35 year sentence, was rushed to hospital after reportedly trying to take her own life. A US media report said that Manning, who us being held at in a cell at the US Military Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, was taken to hospital early on... Read More
VA Officials Pledge New Studies Into Effects of Agent Orange
“These individuals deserve an answer,” a top VA official said at a forum hosted by ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot to address the possible multi-generational impacts of the herbicide. Read More
Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday. Carter says it's the right thing to do. He says only a person's qualifications should matter,... Read More
The Latest: Official: No active shooter found at base
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Joint Base Andrews tweeted Thursday that firsts responders are on the scene to secure the base that is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter and that first responders are now on scene to secure the base. The base instructed all personnel at the base in Washington's... Read More
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

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