National Guard

Tech. Sgt. Kasey M. Phipps / Courtesy Oklahoma Air National Guard

The head of the Oklahoma National Guard said Wednesday that the Guard will ramp up its mission to provide assistance to the state's nursing homes and longterm health care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We started out with two teams that were going out to disinfect nursing home facilities across Oklahoma," said Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, the adjutant general of the Guard. "I think those teams have grown to four, and potentially might go a little higher because you know that's an incredibly vulnerable population we have with our elderly citizens."

Guard members back home

Mar 13, 2012
Copyright- Oklahoma National Guard

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of soldiers in the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will reunite with their families this morning at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City. The soldiers have been in Afghanistan for nine months. Hundreds of citizen soldiers returned to Oklahoma yesterday. Governor Fallin addressed those members upon their arrival in Oklahoma City's Air Guard base.

400 Oklahoma National Guard troops to arrive home

Mar 9, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four hundred soldiers with the Oklahoma National Guard are preparing to return home. Guard officials say the soldiers with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team arrived at Camp Shelby, Mississippi this week and are scheduled to arrive in Oklahoma early next week. Homecoming ceremonies are planned at the Air National Guard base in Oklahoma City for Monday and Tuesday. The soldiers are completing demobilization tasks like turning in their combat gear and weapons and attending classes on their benefits.