Military

  Several Fort Sill soldiers go through 18-week Fit to Lead program

Several Fort Sill soldiers are going through an 18-week Fit to Lead program that will prepare them to be at their best in combat.

  Fort Sill soldier found dead at home

  USO hosts Fueling the Forces event on Fort Sill

  Certain veterans can now donate blood after restrictions lifted

  Fort Sill identifies soldier found dead over weekend

  Texoma Morning Headlines: February 9th

  Texoma Morning Headlines: January 27th

Continued Coverage

  Fort Sill Artillery Half Section horse up for adoption following retirement

  Fort Sill launches Digital Garrison app

  Texoma Morning Headlines: January 25th

  A Day in the Life: Command Sergeant Major

  A Day in the Life: Medical Logistics

  Texoma Morning Headlines: January 14th

  A Day in the Life: Food Inspectors

Food Inspectors on Fort Sill have a very important job in helping to keep thousands of soldiers safe from food borne illnesses.

  A Day in the Life: Military Police

In this A Day in the Life segment we’re highlighting the different divisions of the military police on Fort Sill, from desk sergeants, to traffic accident investigators, and military police investigators.

  A Day in the Life: Fort Sill Game Wardens

The Game Wardens and conservation officials on Fort Sill work to keep the outdoorsman, soldiers, and the wildlife safe at all times.

  Families host Fort Sill soldiers for Adopt-A-Soldier

Fort Sill’s adopt a solider event helped 98 soldiers enjoy a home away from home this Christmas.

  Soldiers making the most of being on Post for the holidays

  ASYMCA doing what they can to help military families

  Hunters drawn for Fort Sill controlled deer and elk hunts

  Fort Sill soldiers head home for the holidays

  A Day in the Life: Basic Combat Trainee

  A Day in the Life: Legal Services

  A Day in the Life: 761st EOD Company

The 761st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company on Fort Sill takes care of any explosive hazard like grenades, bombs, or IED’s and renders them safe.

  A Day in the Life: Guns & Rockets Dining Facility

There are four dining facilities on Fort Sill, and in this A Day in the Life segment, 7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk visited the only Soldier run facility on post. She shows us what a typical day looks like when it comes to cooking for hundreds of the Army’s finest.

  A Day in the Life: Foreign Liaisons

Fort Sill has the largest number of foreign nations represented they’ve ever had on post right now. In this A Day in the Life segment, 7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk explains the importance of maintaining a working relationship with other nations military’s with their foreign liaison officers.

  A Day in the Life: Chaplain Corps

The role of an Army Chaplain is multi-faceted. However, the mission is all the same, supporting the moral health and mental welfare of the soldiers.

  Soldiers, veterans place coins on graves ahead of Veterans Day

Fort Sill soldiers placed coins on gravestones at Post Cemetery today in honor of those who fought for their country.

  Fort Sill celebrates Marine Corp 245th birthday

Veterans Day is tomorrow but Fort Sill started early today, celebrating the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with a cake-cutting ceremony.

  ASYMCA accepting donations to help military families

The Armed Services YMCA needs donations to fill up its soldiers closet.

  A Day in the Life: Fort Sill Veterinary Clinic

Fort Sill is one of the only military installations with a veterinary clinic. In today’s a Day in the Life segment, 7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk found out why that is, and what kind of things they treat there.

  A Day in the Life: Physical Therapy Clinic

Being in the Army comes with physical challenges, and with that can come injuries.

  Oklahoma state leader makes a visit to Fort Sill

Fort Sill welcomed Governor Kevin Stitt to post.

  A Day in the Life: Pride of Fort Sill

The 77th Army Band, or The Pride of Fort Sill originated in 1907, and are still marching strong today.

  A Day in the Life: Behavioral Health Clinic

In this week’s A Day in the Life segment on Fort Sill, 7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk learned about the Behavioral Health Clinic at the Reynolds Army Health Clinic, and what they do for the soldiers on post who may be at their lowest.

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Purple Heart Hunt

Over the last few years, a group of southwest Oklahoma hunters decided to give back to the military community with a guided hunt awarded to a purple heart recipient.

  A Day in the Life: Fort Sill Fire Department

It’s National Fire Prevention week, and on Fort Sill, the Garrison Commander and Command Sergeant Major joined the Fire department on post in one of their live fire training exercises.

  Armed Services YMCA wants input on services needed in SWOK

The Armed Service YMCA of Oklahoma wants to hear from you on what services are lacking in southwest Oklahoma.

  A Day in the Life: Air Defense Artillery

When it comes to aerial attacks, the Air Defense Artillery Regiment is there to protect millions.

  Fort Sill Fires Conference is virtual this year and open to the public

Fort Sill kicked off its 12th annual Fires Conference today

  A Day in the Life: Field Artillery

Whether you’re from Lawton, or just visiting the area, chances are you’ve heard the booming sounds of Fort Sill’s Field Artillery.

  Altus High School loses JROTC program due to low enrollment

For the first time in more than 20 years, Altus High School no longer has a JROTC program.

  A Day in the Life: Mascot Handlers

You’ve probably seen them around at different events. Big Deuce the donkey, and Shortround the goat are the mascots for Fort Sill.

  Medal of Honor recipient speaks at Fort Sill

Fort Sill and the Fires Center of Excellence hosted a Virtual Tour for a recent Medal of Honor recipient.

  Air Defense Artillery retirement ceremony held on Fort Sill

A retirement ceremony was held on Fort Sill Wednesday.

  A Day in the Life: Reynolds Army Health Clinic Lab

We are back with our series on Fort Sill: A Day in the Life. This week, 7News anchor, Makenzie Burk, learned how important the Reynolds Army Health Clinic’s lab is to the post, especially amid the ongoing pandemic.

Army ‘Top 10 Most Wanted,’ Lawton fugitive found dead on eve of extradition for child sex crimes

A wanted fugitive who allegedly committed child sex crimes in Lawton in 1987, and became one of the U.S. Army’s Top 10 Most Wanted, has reportedly been found dead in a Maltese jail cell on the eve of his extradition to the United States.

  Lawton disabled veteran riding 2,164 miles to help other veterans in need

A Lawton disabled vet from is doing his own Tour de France right here in southwest Oklahoma to raise awareness and money for other veterans and their families.

  Fort Sill soldiers donates needed plasma to OBI

Fort Sill invited the Oklahoma Blood Institute to collect plasma from a number of soldiers who have recovered from COVID-19.

  Fort Sill working to add new features on Post

Despite the pandemic, Fort Sill’s new Garrison Commander is ready to keep the post growing and moving in the right direction.

  Ft. Sill officials detail process to get on post

While getting on Fort Sill can be a simple process, Garrison Commander Colonel Rhett Taylor doesn’t think everybody knows that.

Fort Sill confirms ‘a number’ of positive tests after 64 new COVID cases reported in Comanche Co.

On Friday morning, state health officials reported an increase of 64 cases in Comanche County, nearly doubling the number of reported active cases.

Fort Sills Air Defense Artillery School introduces new Commandant

Fort Sill welcomed a new Commandant today for the Army’s Air Defense and Artillery School.

  Fitness program keeping soldiers who are pregnant in shape

A program on Fort Sill is helping to care for soldiers during and after their pregnancies.

  Enlistment numbers soar amid COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a surge in enlistment numbers on Fort Sill. Many people are turning to the Army to support themselves and their families during this difficult time.

  A Day in the Life: Drill Sergeant

We are back with our series on Fort Sill: A Day in the Life. This week, 7News reporter, Hunter McEachern, learned about what it is like to be a drill sergeant on Post.

  A Day in the Life: Marine Corps

We are in our second week of our new series on Fort Sill, A Day in the Life. This week, 7News reporter, Hunter McEachern, learned what it is like to be a Marine on Post.

  Fort Sill Half Section preserves history, sports 1912 uniform

The Fort Sill Half Section helps preserve the history and tradition of the Army on post. You will often see them at change of command ceremonies, retirements and other special events.

  Fort Sill Air Defense Artillery Brigade attempts to make history with weather balloon launch

The Fort Sill Air Defense Artillery Brigade came off Post on Friday for an attempt to make history. The goal was for their weather balloon launch to reach the highest altitude in the state.

  Fort Sill welcomes new FA Commandant and CSM

Fort Sill is the hub of the Army when it comes to field artillery, and the Post just welcomed a new Commandant and Command Sergeant Major in charge of the operations.

  A Day in the Life: Fort Sill K9 Handlers

We are starting a new series on Fort Sill we are calling A Day in the Life. Each week, 7News reporter, Hunter McEachern, will experience a new job on Post, learning about the many different roles that keep Fort Sill operating optimally.

Fort Sill implementing mask mandate

Fort Sill will be implementing a mask mandate effective immediately.

  Fort Sill FCoE 2020 Drill Sergeant of the Year selected

Four Fort Sill drill sergeants have been competing this week for the title of the 2020 Fires Center of Excellence Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  MILITARY MONDAYS: Fort Sill CSM joins 7News reporter for ACFT workout

In this week’s Military Monday, 7News reporter, Hunter McEachern, broke a sweat alongside a top official on Fort Sill: CSM John Foley.

  MILITARY MONDAYS: PREPARING FOR THE ACFT

We are back with our Military Monday health and wellness series on Fort Sill. This week, 7News reporter, Hunter McEachern, tried out three of the Army Combat Fitness Test events: the sprint-drag-carry, the standing power throw and the leg tuck.

  MILITARY MONDAYS: Preparing for the ACFT, learning how to improve performance with attention quadrants

For this week’s Military Monday, 7News reporter, Hunter McEachern, got a few tips from a fitness instructor on Fort Sill to help improve her technique for the ACFT events. Hunter also met with master resilience trainer and performance expert to learn how to improve her performance by using attention

Fort Sill Exchange supports incoming trainees during pandemic

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is supporting Fort Sill recruits with hygiene essentials as they wait to start basic training amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  MILITARY MONDAYS: Mental and physical strength

We are continuing our Military Mondays series with 7News reporter Hunter McEachern. Today on Post, Hunter learned that not only does it take physical strength to be a solider in the Army, but mental strength as well.

  Local vet celebrates 100th birthday with parade

Officials at Brookridge Retirement Community say he was worried he wouldn't get to do anything for his birthday... but they surprised him with visits from military members and honored him with a proclamation from Lawton mayor Stan Booker.

Altus AFB transitioning Health Protection status

On Friday, the base will move from their current standing of Health Protection Charlie (HPCON CHARLIE) to HPCON BRAVO.

  Altus AFB preparing for Friday flyovers

Friday morning make sure to head outside and look to the skies to witness an Air Force flyover.

Fort Sill extends Safety Stand Down

Officials also say they recommend all post personnel wear facemask in public settings per CDC guidelines.

Fort Sill, U.S. Army delaying movement of new soldiers into Basic Combat Training

The U.S. Army delaying the movement of men and women planning to enter Basic Combat Training starting Monday.

Fort Sill increase Health Protection Condition

The order has been issued to all Army installations.

  Fort Sill’s Long Range Precision Fires CFT test fires new weapon

Brigadier General John Rafferty, the Director of the Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team discusses the new Extended Range Cannon Artillery Weapon.

Fort Sill announces cancellations, closures and postponements

Fort Sill officials released a list of buildings with new hours, as well as buildings that are closed. The list also includes event cancellations and postponements.

  Fort Sill leaders share COVID-19 updates

Fort Sill leaders held a press conference Wednesday to share COVID-19 updates.

  Two soldiers nearing graduation after re-enlisitng in military

Two soldiers on Fort Sill are sharing their stories on why they chose to re-enlist in the military.

Fort Sill, Reynolds Army Clinic developing coronavirus response plan

Reynolds Army Health Clinic is developing a comprehensive response plan to screen patients with symptoms of coronavirus, or other infectious respiratory diseases according to a Fort Sill press release.

  Fort Sill soldier makes more than 200 knives

A soldier on Fort Sill is using his knife-making skills to sell them and give them as gifts.

  Spouse of Altus Airman positive for COVID-19 attended event at Christian Academy

We’re learning more about the positive case at Altus Air Force Base that we first reported Thursday.