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
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
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
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 .
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
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