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“Cowboy Preacher” was a legendary 45th Infantry Division Chaplain

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Generation after generation of Americans have answered the call – especially during war. Thousands of veterans have seen, felt and endured things only war brings. Intense adrenaline rushes, boredom, fear, longing, sadness, euphoria and even tremendous remorse for lost friends are all a part of war. It doesn’t seem to matter whether you saw action at Anzio or in eastern Afghanistan, Soldiers of all generations share a common bond, really a brotherhood, others can only try to imagine.

February is American Heart Month

Friday, February 1, 2013

Heart disease is one the leading killers in Oklahoma, claiming an estimated 12,600 lives in 2012. Chronic health conditions burden businesses, impact our economy and drive up the cost of healthcare. OFMQ calls Oklahoma businesses to take part in preventing heart disease this American Heart Month by supporting the nationwide Million Hearts™ campaign. Million Hearts™ is a nationwide effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes.

PinLeague Uncovers Why Top Restaurants on Pinterest are Succeeding

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What makes these fast-casual dining chains the top restaurants on Pinterest? Using PinLeague’s Pinterest Analytics Tool, we tracked many of your favorite fast-casual dining restaurants on Pinterest in 2012.

RFP Issued for Redevelopment of JFK Project Area

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority invites the submission of formal written proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of various parcels within the boundaries of the John F. Kennedy Urban Renewal Project Area in Oklahoma City. The property offered for redevelopment consists of a substantial number of platted infill lots generally bound on the north by NE 23rd and 13th Streets, on the south by NE 4th and 10th Streets and a segment of the BNSF OK-ARK Railroad right-of-way, and on the east by Martin Luther King Boulevard and Interstate Highway 35. All formal written proposals will be received at the offices of the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, 105 North Hudson Avenue, Suite 105, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The RFP will remain open until closed by the Authority's Board of Commissioners or Executive Director.

Oklahoma Army National Guard receiving new helicopters in 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Oklahoma Army National Guard announced today they will receive four UH-72A “Lakota” helicopters this year. The helicopters will replace four OH-58C “Kiowa” helicopters that have been in service for more than 30 years.

New Broken Arrow reserve center receives LEED gold rating

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Oklahoma Army National Guard announced today that the Broken Arrow Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) has received the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating. The LEED is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability and is mandated for use by the Army. Achieving this certification is the best way to demonstrate that your building is truly "green".

Oklahoma Army National Guard signs agreement with Thlopthlocco Tribal Town

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Oklahoma Army National Guard announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town of Okemah, Okla.  The MOU deals primarily with issues encountered during new construction and renovation of Oklahoma Army National Guard properties.

Oklahoma National Guard leadership bids farewell to deploying Soldiers

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

On Saturday, Nov. 10th, officials from the Oklahoma Army National Guard said farewell to 39 members of Detachment 1, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 149th General Support Aviation (2-149th GSAB).