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  • African American History Month Series, Part 2 of 4: Brig. Gen. Daniel James III sets course through ANG

    Soon to follow in the prodigious footsteps of the Tuskegee Airmen, a little boy with a big name was born in Tuskegee, Ala., Sept. 7, 1945.The boy, now retired Lt. Gen. Daniel James III, is the son of a Tuskegee Airman and the Air Force's first African-American four-star general, Gen. Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. Despite the big shoes to fill, Daniel
  • African American History Month Series, Part 1 of 4: Maj. Charles B. Hall brings Tuskegee Airmen legacy closer to home

    UNIT: 99th Pursuit Squadron, 332nd Fighter GroupPERSONNEL: More than 16,000 men and women, more than 1,000 of those pilotsWWII MISSIONS: 1,491 flying combat missionsDOWNED ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 112AWARDS: 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 6 Distinguished Unit CitationsActivated in 1941 as the first African-American flying unit in combat and based in
  • 137 ARW celebrates African American History Month with four-part series

    National African American History Month, or Black History Month, is an annual celebration of the achievements of black Americans and recognizes the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.But did you know the month-long observance started as a single week?Historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans established "Negro
  • New safety manager urges presence of mind for the holidays

    As sparkling holiday decorations go up in fireplace-heated homes and fluttering businesses, so too do injuries and accidents.Insurance companies like Allstate report an increase of insurance claims each year during the holidays due to personal injury or damage to property, and the "new guy" in the 137th Air Refueling Wing Safety Office wants to
  • WRANGB Airmen Readiness Office and Chaplain's Office provide resources and caring support during holidays

    The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time spent with family and friends. However, the stresses of everyday life can make this a difficult time for many service members and their families.Will Rogers Airmen in need of emotional or financial support this holiday season can find access to assistance through the Airman Readiness and Chaplain's
  • Sacrifice and perseverance earns 137 LRS Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The Oklahoma Air National Guard's 137th Logistics Readiness Squadron here received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for their achievements in mission accomplishment, community involvement and deployments, Oct. 14, 2015.The award was for the time between Oct. 1, 2012 and Sep. 30, 2014, during which the 137 LRS operated at 72 percent of its
  • WRANGB Airmen participate in first Air National Guard distance simulation demonstration

    Airmen from the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron took part in the world's largest modeling, simulation and training conference, which was hosted more than 1,000 miles away, from inside their squadron building here, Dec. 1-3, 2015.The 146th Airmen, along with current and retired service members from Iowa and Florida, remotely demonstrated the
  • 137 ARW family receives Air National Guard volunteer award

    A 137th Air Refueling Wing family won the 2015 Air National Guard Family of the Year award as a part of the 2015 National Guard Volunteer Awards announced earlier this year.The Kettler family - Information Protection Chief Lt. Col. Elizabeth "Liz" Kettler, her husband Scott, and their two daughters, Katie and Connie - give their time to their
  • National Guard Airmen partner with local law enforcement, perform life-saving SWAT training

    Six members of the Oklahoma Air National Guard trained alongside almost 30 members of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office and other state agencies during a Special Weapons and Tactics school held by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office at a variety of training locations throughout Oklahoma, Oct. 26 to Nov. 6, 2015.The school allowed four Security
  • Oklahoma Air Guardsmen get down and dirty with debris clearance

    Debris clearance teams from the 137th Civil Engineering Squadron in Oklahoma City and 138th Fighter Wing CES in Tulsa kicked up dust and rubble while moving large concrete blocks, tree trunks and limbs during a debris clearance training at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, Oct. 19-23, 2015.The primary goal for the training was the familiarization of Airmen
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