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  • OK Air Guardsman named 2016 Tillman Scholar

    Every day, Oklahoma Guardsmen break the barrier between home and work. The lives in their homes where their boots hang and their lives wearing the military uniform are motivated by one thing -- their communities.As an Oklahoma native and University of Oklahoma College of Medicine student, Staff Sgt. Jay Vinnedge bridges the gap between student and
  • 205 EIS install long-term radar in Djibouti

    Eight members of the 205th Engineering and Installation Squadron from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City participated in the cradle-to-grave installation of a permanent radar and shelter on U.S. Navy Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 20 - June 16, 2016.The Airmen and two members from the Air Force Flight Standards Agency out of
  • OK Guardsmen attend multi-agency rifle school

    Members from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, joined officers from local police agencies to sharpen their firing skills during Patrol Rifle Operator School, May 24-26, 2016, at the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office Training Facility, Oklahoma City.Three 137th Security Forces Squadron members and one Tactical Air Control Party
  • 137 AES hosts multiple aircraft training event

    The 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron held a training event that featured multiple airframes, a new static training platform and realistic field conditions, April 15-16, 2016, at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base and Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.The Multiple Aircraft Training Opportunity Program allowed 137 AES Airmen and AES Airmen
  • Oklahoma Airmen spin-up for emergency response during tornado season

    Allergies, rain, renewal ... for Oklahomans, native or transplanted, spring often brings memories of not just the usual April showers and May flowers, but also blaring sirens, violent storms and hail wrapped tornadoes.This spring is no different. As thermometers steadily rise, so too does the likelihood of tornadoes and with it, the chances that
  • One team, one fight: A female pilot's role in the 137ARW mission change

    A little boy stares attentively as he stands next to his father and watches aircraft landing on the flight line. The crew from the just-landed aircraft strides toward the pair, loosening their equipment and removing their helmets. One of the helmets reveals a tangle of wavy blond hair pulled back into a ponytail."Dad, that girl flew a plane!"Today,
  • OKANG Airmen aid active duty base with antenna installation, repair

    Airmen from the 205th Engineering Installation Squadron here performed preventative maintenance on a communication antenna and also setup a new antenna for active-duty squadrons, March 5-6, 2016, at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.The new and repaired antennas allow the squadrons to communicate across the installation and with the control
  • 137 ARW hosts nationwide ANG safety course

    The 137th Air Refueling Wing safety office hosted an Air National Guard-funded safety orientation course here, Feb. 22-25, 2016.The course's instruction focused on training personnel to embody and promote the Air Force's total force safety initiatives while protecting Airmen and their environments from hazards in order to accomplish the Air Force's
  • African American History Month Series, Part 4 of 4: Chief Master Sgt. Luc M. Shoals advocates for minorities in AF

    Not all 'firsts' happen on a national level. Locally, the 137th Air Refueling Wing has extraordinary Airmen doing their jobs every day and breaking down barriers in the process.Retired Chief Master Sgt. Luc "Marshall" Shoals is one of those Airmen who carried out each of her positions admirably and just so happened to accomplish a first for the
  • African American History Month Series, Part 3 of 4: Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Potts shares wisdom, experiences with next generation Airmen

    Moving up in any career, whether as a civilian or an Airman, takes perseverance and forward-thinking. However, to be an African American in Oklahoma in the late 1960s and early 1970s, it takes a little bit more, plus great mentors along the way.Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Potts, Chief of the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Will Rogers Air
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