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Everyone loves a good burger or brat, but grilling can be dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), over 9,600 home fires are started by grill-related accidents each year. July is the peak month for grilling accidents. Annually, more than 16,600 patients were sent to the hospital for grill-related injuries, including 8,200 thermal burns. More info: For more information on #GrillSafety check out #OKGuard #BBQ #food #summer #grilling

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Today is #NationalIceCreamDay. What's your favorite flavor?

This holiday was created by Joint Resolution 298, sponsored by Kentucky Senator Walter Dee Huddleston in May of 1984 and was signed into public law by President Ronald Reagan in July of that year. Enjoy an icecream cone or two today. It’s a holiday! (U.S. Army photo by the Department of Defense) #icecream #OKGuard

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#OKGuard bid farewell today to COL John Muller as the outgoing commander for 90th Troop Command and welcomed COL Thomas Mancino as the incoming commander.

In his parting words COL Muller shared some thoughts on the way ahead. “When it comes to values and ethics, we must be absolutely predictable - always doing the hard right.”

Wishing COL Muller and his family the best in their future endeavors! Welcome to COL Mancino and his family to the 90th Troop Command family. #ThankYou #90TC

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CW3 Jose E. Saldana talks about the historical significance, challenges and advantages of being a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army. CW3 Saldana is the Warrant Officer Strength Manager for Oklahoma.

The 60 Second Soldier series aims to highlight Soldiers, MOS, training and events in short, one-minute videos.
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#OKGuard #WarrantOfficer #60SecondSoldier

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Congratulations to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Henry Thomas for the promotion to the highest rank a warrant officer can attain. Only one percent of all warrant officers will promote to CW5. We salute you sir!

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The Army Combat Fitness Test will replace the current APFT by October 2020. The gender and age neutral test includes six timed events - five new events, to replace the pushup and sit-up events, and a two-mile run.

Happy 100th birthday to all warrant officers!

A century ago, the Army officially recognized for the first time an echelon of Soldiers that have existed in the ranks since 1896: the Army warrant officer.

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Video below is from @USarmy

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MG Thompson and #OKGuard families celebrating Independence Day.

Our Service Members and Families are our greatest asset!

📷: CPT David Swanson

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"Freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." - President Franklin Roosevelt. On this 242nd Independence Day, let us remember the origins of this day - that on July 4, 1776, the American colonies were declared free and independent States - United States.
#OKGuard wishes all of you a joyful and safe #IndependenceDay!

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Help us wish the 1245th Transportation Company farewell as they depart for their deployment overseas. #90thTC

Friends, family and fellow Soldiers gather at the ceremony at East Central University to wish the 1245th farewell.

“I’m honored to be your commander and lead this fine team overseas. Truck on!” - CPT Warren Queton, 1245th commander

The Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society presented the colors and the Singers of the Kiowa Nation performed the War Mother’s tribute entitled ‘Thunderbird Song’ which is a tribute to the 45th Infantry Division.

Senator James Lankford
Congressman Tom Cole
1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

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This morning around 5:15 a.m., a civilian vehicle collided with an Oklahoma Army National Guard bus transporting 26 Soldiers with the 1245th Transportation Company. The accident took place near Asher, Oklahoma. Nine Soldiers were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The remaining 17 Soldiers were transported by a bus to the hospital to check for injuries. Tecumseh Police are investigating the incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those effected by this accident. All Soldiers are in stable condition.

Family, friends, and fellow Soldiers welcomed home approximately 100 Troopers from 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment from their deployment to Southwest Asia today!

“Thank you for who you are. Thank you for what you represent.” -MG Michael C. Thompson, Adjutant General of the Oklahoma National Guard

45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

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Load ‘em up, move ‘em out!

Soldiers of 1245th transportation company preparing for counter IED situational training exercises at Camp Gruber Training Center.

See anyone you know? #90thTC #OKGuard

📷: Sgt. Julie Randolph

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The latest from 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment

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Soldiers from 1245th Transportation Company successfully completed the Combat Lifesaver Course at Camp Gruber Training Center this week. Shout-out to Soldiers from the OK Army National Guard Medical Detachment who conducted the training.

"Increasing the number of CLS qualified Soldiers in the company will make us more efficient at our job" - CPT Warren Queton, 1245th Commander #90thTC

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📷: Sgt. Brian Schroeder

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Thunderbird Challenge Program graduated their 50th class!

105 cadets graduated last Saturday - many earning their High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) while in the program.

Six cadets from class 50 chose to join the #OKGuard and took their oath of enlistment during the graduation ceremony.

The Thunderbird Challenge Program’s mission is to “Intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.”

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#readiness is always a priority. 1245th Soldiers practice medical evacuation procedures at Camp Gruber Training Center. #90thTC #OKGuard

📷: Sgt. Julie Randolph

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Combat life saver training! Soldiers of the 1245th transportation company practiced evaluating a casualty during training at Camp Gruber Training Center. CSM Caraway (pictured under the camo-netting) posed as a casualty during the exercise. #90thTC #OKGuard #MeetYourArmy

📷: Sgt. Julie Randolph

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Happy Father’s Day to the deployed members of #OKGuard.

Video by CPT Leanna Litsch (Maschino) of the 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment currently deployed.

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Wishing a happy and joyful Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. #FathersDay #ThankYou #OKGuard

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#OKGuard Army aviation maintainers conduct final inspections on a UH-60 Black hawk helicopter after four days of fighting wildfires in the Oklahoma Panhandle. From June 10 through June 13, members of Detachment 1, Company C, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, #90thTC, dropped 42 Bambi buckets of water totaling 27,720 gallons of water and recorded 23.8 hours of flight time. #wildfires #FireAviation #okfire

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#OKGuard Soldiers from Company A, 777th Air Support Battalion are helping fellow guardsmen in the Bahamas. They are providing water purification to support mission Tradewinds. Rhode Island National Guard #KnowYourMil

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Today we celebrate the #USArmy's 243rd #BDay. The Army was established in June 14, 1775.
The Army entered the world stage as a coalition power during WWI, creating a force of enduring legacy for today's professional Army. During WWI, the Army also went through a big shift in technology. This war was a catalyst to the Army becoming the worlds' most adaptive and competent land force in history. Today's Army is modernizing to innovate and adapt concepts, equipment and training to be ready for the next challenge.
This We'll Defend

Video by 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

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The Azerbaijani Ambassador to the United States, Elin Suleymonav (second from right), holds a proclamation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, which proclaimed May 28, 2018 as Azerbaijan National Day in the State of Oklahoma. Suleymonav and Col. Tham Akbarov (second from left), the Azerbaijani defense attaché to the United States, hosted a reception on June 5, 2018, to celebrate the centennial of the birth of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Brig. Gen. Louis Wilham (far right), assistant adjutant general (Army) for Oklahoma, represented the Oklahoma National Guard at the event, which took place at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. The Oklahoma National Guard and Azerbaijan were paired together in 1993 as part of the State Partnership Program. Pictured from left to right are Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, vice chief of the National Guard Bureau; Col. Tham Akbarov; Maj. Gen. James E. Taylor, Special Assistant to the Director of the Army National Guard; Maj. Robert Mathews, state partnership program coordinator for Oklahoma; Amb. Suleymonav and Brig. Gen Wilham.
U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Geoff Legler

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#OKGuard Soldiers are prepping for a Situational Training Exercise (STX) as part of their pre-mobilization training. Lots of outdoor classrooms on a warm, sunny Oklahoma day. #90thTC #KnowYourMil

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