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  • Students and community leaders attend 137th SOW’s Student Flight Fest

    WILL ROGERS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, OK -- Students, educators and community leaders from across the state attended the 137th Special Operations Wing 2024 Student Flight Fest Invitational on March 28, 2024, at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma.The invitational allowed for attendees to

  • 137th SOW celebrates 2023 Oklahoma Women in Aviation

    WILL ROGERS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, OK -- The 137th Special Operations Wing hosted the seventh Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day celebration Dec. 8, 2023, at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City.The annual event pays homage to the many women who have made significant

  • National Guard Fights Louisiana Wildfires From the Air

    NEW ORLEANS – National Guard helicopter crews from Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama have dropped more than 1.1 million gallons of water on wildfires in western Louisiana since Aug. 23.The helicopter crews continue the firefighting mission in Beauregard, Sabine and Vernon Parishes

  • Tradewinds 23 Exercise Highlights Multinational Partnerships

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Tradewinds 23, a two-week multinational exercise supporting the security of the Caribbean and Central America, wrapped up with a closing ceremony July 27. Tradewinds 23 involved 21 nations and more than 1,500 people from all branches of the U.S. military, civilians, and law

  • Oklahoma Guardsmen Finish First at Cyber Shield 2023

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - For the second year in a row, Oklahoma National Guard members won first place in a two-week cyber defense exercise, outperforming teams from more than 20 states and territories and five National Guard State Partnership Program groups.The joint OKNG team, including three 137th

  • Kentucky Civil Response team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If there were ever an incident at Churchill Downs requiring the specially trained chemical unit of the National Guard, thanks to training done this week, they’d be ready.About 20 Soldiers from the 75th Troop Command’s 41st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, National

  • Siblings create total force success stories

    WILL ROGERS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Okla. -- Framed on the wall of her brother’s office is the most impactful car ride taken by now-Lt. Col. Alecia Campbell, commander of the 81st Contracting Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi — in the form of a letter.Campbell had been recruited to play

  • Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Celebrate 20-year Partnership

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma National Guard leaders and an Azerbaijan delegation gathered at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their partnership under the State Partnership Program.“Over the last 20 years, Oklahoma has been proud and remains proud to serve next to you

  • Oklahoma Guard Hosts Cybersecurity Exchange with Azerbaijan

    As global challenges evolve, strategists are turning their attention to cyberspace and developing the tactics, techniques and procedures to safeguard the future.That focus on cybersecurity served as the backdrop of the latest Oklahoma National Guard-Azerbaijan military knowledge exchange. In late

  • Oklahoma Special Operations Wing Supports Northern Strike

    ALPENA, Mich. – Airmen from the 137th Special Operations Wing deployed to support Northern Strike 22-2 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center Aug. 6-19.Nearly 50 Oklahoma Air National Guard members supported operations during the exercise, including a 13-person Mission Sustainment Team