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Local & Regional
7:07 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Legislators gather in joint session to honor guard

General Miles Deering
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The Oklahoma National Guard receives a tribute from the Oklahoma legislature. The lawmakers gathered in a special session to honor the guard members just back from Afghanistan.

Oklahoma General Miles Deering addressed the lawmakers and asked for help. He says 30-percent of the returning citizen-soldiers are either out of work or underemployed.

General Deering also offered praise to the service men and women who died during the deployment.  The fallen received a standing ovation from the lawmakers.

Local & Regional
8:47 am
Sat March 31, 2012

More soldiers return from deployment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Friends and family have welcomed home about 200 more soldiers with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat team. The soldiers who were deployed last June arrived Friday morning at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City after serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait. About 500 soldiers with the 45th have returned this week and about 180 more are to arrive on Saturday. Nearly 2,200 soldiers from the 45th deployed to Afghanistan last June and about 800 more were sent to Kuwait at the same time.

Local & Regional
6:48 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Oklahoma welcomes home its citizen-soldiers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers have returned to the state from deployments in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Family members and friends were on hand at the Army National Guard Base at Will Rogers World Airport to welcome home more than 150 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade on Sunday.

Their return is the latest in a series of homecomings for nearly 2,200 Oklahoma National Guard troops who deployed in June to Afghanistan and another 800 to Kuwait.

Officials say more soldiers are expected to return by the end of March.

Local & Regional
8:15 am
Sat March 24, 2012

More Oklahoma National Guard soldiers return home

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Another group of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers are due to return home.

The guard says about 170 soldiers with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are to return Sunday to Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City.

The soldiers have spent about nine months deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Thu March 15, 2012

More Oklahoma National Guard troops to return

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Another group of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers are to return to Oklahoma.

The guard says about 45 soldiers with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are to arrive at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base on Thursday.

The group is the third to return to Oklahoma this week.

The soldiers are among about 2,200 who were deployed to Afghanistan nine months ago. Another 800 were deployed to Kuwait.

The guard has said about half of those soldiers are now home and all are expected back in the next three to four weeks.