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  • Oklahoma National Guard supports state-wide COVID-19 contact tracing

    Members of the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard are supporting the Oklahoma State Department of Health in fulfilling Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s continued efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the State. In this latest push, Oklahoma Guardsmen, like so many other Guardsmen throughout the U.S., help with contact tracing, which is the process of tracing and monitoring the contacts of infected people within the State, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Oklahoma National Guard supports state hotspot through COVID-19 outbreak

    Oklahoma Air and Army National Guardsmen from throughout Oklahoma, alongside the Oklahoma State Department of Health and other state and federal agencies, are helping to control the spread of COVID-19 in some of the State’s most affected areas, which now includes Guymon, Oklahoma. As of May 19, 2020, Guymon had 650 confirmed cases of COVID-19, making it second in the total number of cases in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, has the largest population of any city in Oklahoma, Guymon is 40th.
  • CSAF Gen. David L. Goldfein visits 137th Special Operations Wing

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Will Rogers Air National Guard Base (WRANGB) in Oklahoma City on June 8, 2020. The brief tour highlighted keystone features of the base and its mission with the MC-12W, which are bolstered by the daily operations of the 137th Special Operations Wing (137th SOW) — one of only two special operations wings in the Air National Guard.
  • Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard continues state support through re-opening

    As Oklahoma’s whole-of-government response to COVID-19 progresses, so does the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard’s mission. As of May 6, 2020, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt activated 360 Guardsmen to assist their fellow Oklahomans, alongside state agencies such as the Oklahoma State Department of Health and Regional Food Banks.
  • Oklahoma Army and Air National Guardsmen join veterans in fight against COVID-19

    This week, the Oklahoma National Guard provided 23 Guardsmen to disinfect the Norman Veterans Center, April 29, 2020, in support of the Oklahoma State Department of Health and as part of Oklahoma’s whole-of-government response to COVID-19.
  • Oklahoma Army and Air National Guardsmen support Department of Health at Strategic National Stockpile

    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt assigned more than 25 Oklahoma National Guardsmen to assist the Oklahoma State Department of Health at the Strategic National Stockpile Warehouse in Oklahoma City beginning April 13, 2020.
  • Oklahoma Governor activates 175 Service members from Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard

    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt activated 175 members of the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard this week, to help support the state response to COVID-19. The newly activated Service members will perform several missions in support of the 11 identified COVID-19 regional health administration locations in the state.
  • Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard medics train for COVID-19 response

    Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard medics joined forces in COVID-19 medical response training at the Oklahoma Regional Training Institute April 10 -11. The training was aimed to prepare OKNG medical personnel for potential missions with their civilian counterparts in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 across the state.
  • AFSOC commander visits 137th SOW

    The 137th Special Operations Wing (137th SOW) hosted U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and other AFSOC officials in Oklahoma City, March 7-8, 2020.
  • 137th SOW Airman receives Oklahoma Star of Valor

    A truck engulfed in flames, driver trapped inside. As each minute passed and the chances of survival diminished, the instinct and willingness of an Airman to act meant the difference between life and death. For his heroic actions, Staff Sgt. Benjamin Anderson, an air freight journeyman assigned to the 137th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, was awarded the Oklahoma Star of Valor in a ceremony March 7, 2020, at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City.
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