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  • 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
  • New cable infrastructure improves security

    New fiber-optic and copper communication cables are being installed at select locations around Will Rogers Air National Guard Base. This new infrastructure is necessary as part of the 137th Air Refueling Wing's transition to a Special Operations Wing.Provided by the 137th Communications Flight, the new system will provide better security for the
  • 137 ARW Command Post wins Air National Guard Small Command Post of the Year

    The 137th Air Refueling Wing Command Post was selected as the Air National Guard Small Command Post of the Year for the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014.The 137 CP received the award for excellence in mission accomplishment and impact, performance and recognition of Command Post controllers, and training recognition."We are very excited to be
  • 137 AES holds joint emergency training with diverse airframes

    The 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participated in a joint Air National Guard training mission with the 130th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, Sept. 12, 2015.The mission allowed the two crews of five to maintain flight readiness on a C-130 Hercules airframe flown by the 130 AW. This training helps the 137 AES experience