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  • Year in Review: AFSOC welcomes the 137th Special Operations Wing

    The recent re-designation ceremony at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, officially recognized the 137th Special Operations Wing and its subordinate units as part of the Air Force Special Operations Command, adding "Special Operations" to most of the units' names.However, these changes are more than name-deep.It started when the
  • 137 SOW adds antenna to support ISR mission

    A new structure was added to the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base skyline, and with it, a more direct way for its aircraft to communicate.The new 138,600-dollar communications tower, installed Sept. 23, 2016, at WRANGB, Oklahoma, will support the training of air crew in coordination with the MC-12 Tactical Operations Center as part of the new
  • 137 SOW officially recognizes MAJCOM-change with ceremony

    The 137th Special Operations Wing hosted an official re-designation ceremony to commemorate the Wing's change to the Air Force Special Operations Command at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Dec. 3, 2016.The ceremony comes after the implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act, in which the Wing became only the second Air
  • 137 SOW graduates first special operations combat systems officer

    An Airman of the 137th Special Operations Wing became the unit's first organically-grown MC-12W combat systems officer.Second Lt. Brent Webb graduated, Oct. 14, 2016, from the combat systems officer school at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, making him the first since the 137 SOW joined the Air Force Special Operations Command."I don't really
  • Members of the Oklahoma Air National Guard deploy in support of Southwest Asia operations

    About 30 Airmen from the 137th Special Operations Wing said their goodbye's to family, friends and fellow Airmen, Oct. 19, 2016, at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City before leaving for a 6-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.These Airmen are among the nearly 140 Airmen from WRANGB who are
  • National Guard Bureau helps upgrade WRANGB medical group

    The 137th Medical Group received new equipment as part of a modernization effort and finished installation of the items, Aug. 12, 2016, in their facilities.The National Guard Bureau contributed nearly a quarter-million dollars' worth of medical equipment and technical items as a part of the Air National Guard Medical Service medical equipment
  • 137th SFS outside the wire for AT days

    Airmen from the 137th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron transported personnel off base for annual training from July 29 to Aug. 5, 2016, at Camp Gruber near Braggs, Oklahoma.Around 40 Airmen, including instructors, conducted a comprehensive training course of close-combat, weapons, navigation, military operations, urban terrain and other
  • 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