“The Oklahoma National Guard has played a critical role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Inhofe said. “Here at home, they have had a busy winter helping Oklahomans stranded and struggling to survive some of the difficult weather our state has recently encountered. I am honored and privileged to sponsor this resolution that publicly acknowledges and praises the actions of the heroes in the Oklahoma National Guard. They are a testament to the vitality, fortitude, and abilities of our armed forces and all Oklahomans.”
“The volunteers of the Oklahoma National Guard have selflessly stepped up to protect their neighbors and country and they deserve thanks from all of us. The sacrifices of these courageous men and women must never go unnoticed. I, along with all Oklahomans, stand in showing our gratitude toward the members of the Oklahoma National Guard,” said Dr. Coburn.
The resolution is identical to the House of Representatives version, H. Res 1052 identifying all Army and Air Force National Guard units in Oklahoma to include the Joint Forces Headquarters / 45th Infantry Division, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the 45th Fires Brigade, the 90th Troop Command, the 189th Regional Training Institute, Camp Gruber Joint Maneuver Training Center, the 137th Air Refueling Wing, the 138th Fighter Wing, the 205th Engineering Installation Squadron, and the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron. It recognizes the Oklahoma National Guard as invaluable to the national security of the United States, vital to defending against threats both foreign and domestic, and essential for responding to State and national emergencies.