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  • 137 SOW Airman receives Freedom Citation Speech Award

    An Airman from the 137th Special Operations Wing was presented the Freedom Citation Speech Award while attending Airman Leadership School in residence at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Nov. 9, 2016 to Dec. 15, 2016. Senior Airman Amy Akpiri, 137th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, competed with nearly 15 other Airmen for the award, which
  • Last of nearly 140 Oklahoma Airmen deploy to Southwest Asia

    The last of about 140 Airmen from the 137th Special Operations Wing left the base, here, near the end of January for a 6-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Operation Inherent Resolve. The Airmen were the last of the latest round of deployers who left as part of a base-wide deployment to nine different
  • 137 SOW squadron celebrates 70 years

    Seventy years ago on Feb. 13, 1947, the Oklahoma Air National Guard’s 185th Fighter Bomber Squadron – the precursor to the 137th Special Operations Wing – was established at Max Westheimer Field in Norman, Oklahoma.  The fledgling unit consisted of the minimum allowance of 24 officers and 36 enlisted Airmen, who flew, maintained and supported the
  • 137 SOW receives shelters for new aircraft, mission

    The 137th Special Operations Wing received eight aircraft shelters for the flight line here recently, providing shelter for the MC-12Ws and the Airmen who work with them.As new members of AFSOC, the shelters, or sunshades, will help protect some of the most important aspects of the new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission – the
  • Oklahoma Air National Guard supports 58th Presidential Inauguration

    Four Airmen from the 137th Special Operations Wing at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, supported the inauguration of the 45th president, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C.With a high potential for protests, the Airmen from the 137th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron were ready to support law enforcement by providing
  • 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
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