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  1. Fort Sill soldiers receive free Christmas presents for their familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KSWO

    The Toys for Kids program at Fort Sill is helping lower ranking soldiers get Christmas presents for their kids for absolutely free. "It's nice to actually, kind of, get some help out with some toys and stuff," said Pvt.

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  2. Fort Sill honors George H.W. BushRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | KSWO

    They had the 21-gun salute at noon Thursday in honor of President George H.W. Bush, and followed it with a 50-gun salute, one for each state in the union, at 5:00 p.m. The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery Salute Battery fired Howitzers in tribute to former President Bush. The Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery says this is a good way to pay respect to the nation's 41st President.

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  3. 49-year-old Navy veteran completes Basic Combat Training on Fort SillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | KSWO

    Fort Sill's oldest basic trainee will graduate Friday after 9 1/2 weeks of grueling training. It's a second chance for Specialist John Swanson to complete his service and retire after having served 10 years in the U.S. Navy.

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  4. Fort Sill honors late President George H.W. Bush with 21-gun saluteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | KSWO

    Fort Sill honored Former President George H.W. Bush today by firing a 21-gun salute. The former commander in chief died Friday at the age of 94. Every half hour from 6:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., soldiers fired off one round to honor the 41st president.

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  5. People participated in The Run for the FallenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | KSWO

    Participants ran a 5K around the golf course which started and ended at the Fort Sill Patriot Club. 27 memorials were placed on the bleachers in honor of fallen soldiers within Oklahoma.

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  6. Giving Tree collects presents for veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | KSWO

    If you're wanting to give back to those who served our country this holiday season, the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center has a giving tree for its residents. All 200 residents have a tag on the tree.

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  7. Chief of Air Defense Artillery promoted at Fort SillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | KSWO

    ... common bond of the defense of this country," said Brigadier General Brian Gibson. General Gibson was assigned to Fort Sill in July after previous duties around the globe and most recently Washington, D.C. He says Lawton-Fort Sill is an absolutely ...

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  8. 'SpongeBob SquarePants' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies of ALSRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | UPI

    ... working on the cartoon "for as long as I am able." Hillenburg was born Aug. 21, 1961, at the U.S. Army post Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1984 with a degree in natural resource planning and interpretation ...

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  9. (Press Staff Photo by Christine Steele) Descendants of Mangas...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Scdailypress.com

    ... the wording," he said. "The state officers even consulted with some of the descendants who live in Oklahoma on the Fort Sill Apache Reservation," Dinwiddie said. After attending two meetings with the Cultural Properties Review Committee, the marker ...

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  10. Citadel's first female regimental commander makes fellow cadets her priorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Stars and Stripes

    ... this spring, Zorn will commission with the U.S. Army on May 3 as a field artillery officer and will report to Fort Sill in Oklahoma for her basic officer leader course. Zorn knew she wanted to go to college but didn't know how she was going to get ...

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  11. Cameron holds ceremony to honor veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | KSWO

    ... way and he thinks the holiday is particularly important at Cameron University because of their relationship with Fort Sill. "You think about the community of Lawton - Fort Sill, the number of veterans that live here, the relationship we have with ...

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  12. Two veterans share memories about being in the ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2018 | KSWO

    Richard Jensen is a U.S. Army veteran who spent a lot of his time training others in artillery. While he was mostly stationed at Fort Sill, Jensen said he did travel to other states including Texas.

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  13. 77th Army Band serenades veterans at McMahon Memorial AuditoriumRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2018 | KSWO

    ... "Stars and Stripes Forever." Torbert said today's concert honors veterans and the relationship between Lawton and Fort Sill. "Today's concert is just another wonderful example of how we can come together and celebrate not only just our veterans, but ...

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  14. He fought in an early major battle in the Vietnam War. This Richland...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2018 | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... Miss., he could have sought a deferral but didn't. He reported to Fort Leonard Wood for basic training, then to Fort Sill in Oklahoma for artillery training. From there, he was sent to Fort Riley in Kansas, where he was assigned to the 1st Infantry ...

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  15. AIT Soldiers gain civilian career credentialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 | The United States Army

    ... at the Computer Technology Industry Association information technology fundamentals course, Oct. 22, 2018, at Fort Sill, Okla. The civilian certification course can cost in excess of $1,000 in the private sector, but was free to Soldiers, who ...

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  16. Battalion to deploy as - Task Force Comanche'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 | KSWO

    ... wanted to use "Task Force Comanche." The 961st Engineer Battalion from Seagoville Texas, but they're training at Fort Sill before they're deployed late this year. A tribal member said officials with the task force told them they could use something ...

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  17. Gagnon named Veterans Day grand marshalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | Community Advocate Newspaper

    ... in Fort Belvoir, Va., to be a construction surveyor," Gagnon recalled. "Boy was I misled!" Instead he went to Fort Sill, Okla., and then to Fort Carson, Colo., to be assigned to a tank unit heading to Vietnam. After about a month his group was ...

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  18. 1st female enlisted soldier to be Army Ranger shares story Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2018 | WSOCTV

    ... deep in enemy territory, softening up the resistance for the regular troops. I caught up with Kelley by phone from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, after plowing through about 14 layers of bureaucracy to track her down. She's actually stationed at Fort Bliss. ...

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  19. army-laser2Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2018 | Aerotech News And Review

    ... century," said McIntire, who previously served as the commandant of the Army's Air Defense Artillery School at Fort Sill. "We're working on our indirect fire protection capability and coming up with solutions that would defeat cruise missiles. I ... 5 comments

  20. Army moves into Oakland Park in 1960s: - They just showed up one day and started buying houses'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2018 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    ... ou were last assigned and sometimes you couldn't do that or you could move to homes on the outskirts of posts like Fort Sill or Fort Benning." That period in

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