Oklahoma Army National Guard

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The Oklahoma Army National Guard is the Army National Guard component of the Oklahoma National Guard. The Commander in Chief of the Oklahoma National Guard is the Governor of Oklahoma, who appoints the State Adjutant General (TAG), a Major General from either Army or Air. Currently, the TAG is Major General (MG) Robbie L. Asher.[1] The previous TAG was Myles Deering MG Deering retired and was appointed Director of Veterans Affairs for the State of Oklahoma.

In 1986-87, an aviation battalion was formed within the Oklahoma Guard. On 5 August 1987 the 245th Aviation was constituted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System. It was organized 1 October 1987 to consist of the 1st Battalion (Special Operations) (Airborne) at Sperry. (1st Battalion relocated to Tulsa on 1 July 1989). It is affiliated with the active Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The unit flew 6,298 flying hours in 1992.[2] In January 2016 the unit was preparing for deployment to the Middle East; at that time, pre-deployment training was scheduled for May-June 2016 at the state training site, Camp Gruber.[3]

Units[edit]

The Oklahoma Army National Guard consists of the following elements:

The OKARNG controls the Camp Gruber Maneuver Training Center located near Braggs, Oklahoma.

History[edit]

Historic units[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ok.ng.mil/leaders/adjutant-general/
  2. ^ "Special Guard Unit Stays On the Move". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  3. ^ Writer, Mark Hughes Phoenix Staff. "Airport manager prepares for deployment". Muskogee Phoenix. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  4. ^ "90th Troop Command". Oklahoma National Guard. December 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.dvidshub.net/units/145MPAD
  6. ^ "45th Fires Brigade Retirees' Brief" (PDF). Oklahoma National Guard. 

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