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Star Spangled Salute Air Show dazzles as Midwest City, Tinker Air Force Base celebrate 75-year coexistence

Star Spangled Salute Air Show dazzles as Midwest City, Tinker Air Force Base celebrate 75-year coexistence

“Everything he did from the very beginning was to support Tinker and the military presence in Central Oklahoma,” she said.

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Metro veterans benefit from art program

College-level arts courses renew veterans’ confidence, purpose and identity.

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Turtle Island Quartet stops at Edmond’s Armstrong Auditorium to pay tribute to jazz legend John Coltrane

Turtle Island Quartet released its Grammy-winning album A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane in 2008.

A small group of the 23 children, now adults, share a laugh. Gisela Huyssen and her husband Ulrich Huyssen adopted 23 Vietnamese children to American families at the end of the Vietnam war on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Oklahoma City.  (Emmy Verdin)

Former Vietnamese orphans reunite 41 years after finding refuge in Oklahoma

Eighteen of 23 former Vietnamese orphans brought to the U.S. in the final days of the Vietnam War were able to attend a recent reunion in Oklahoma City.

Vinh Nguyen poses for a photo with a picture of a American Community Vietnam Monument at Military Park in Oklahoma City. (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC, Vietnamese communities bring war monument to Military Park

More than 40 years ago, Vinh Nguyen and his family escaped their native Vietnam by boarding a small boat headed for the South China Sea. They spent 36 hours in the ocean before encountering the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet, a task force supporting the evacuation of South Vietnamese people after the fall of Saigon —

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A traveling exhibit now at the Gaylord- Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum pays homage to veterans of the Vietnam War. “Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam” gives visitors an in-depth look at the thoughts and emotions felt by American soldiers while in Vietnam, and the families they left behind. The exhibit is centered on canvas sleeping bunks

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