Military

  Local students given congressional nomination for entry to prestigious military academies

  Fort Sill soldiers learn about St. Barbara

  Fort Sill looking for families for ‘Adopt A Soldier’ program

  Hundreds of pounds of food made for Fort Sill Thanksgiving feast

  Lawton-Fort Sill Veteran’s Center unveils monument

  Patriot Spouses’ Club hosts annual Fort Sill Historic Tour of Homes

Continued Coverage

  Airmen killed in Oklahoma Air Force base crash identified

  Fort Sill celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

  Fort Sill hosts Education Center Open House

  Altus first public school in America to get new Air Force STEM flight simulators

  Two airmen killed in ‘mishap’ at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Okla.

  Fort Sill Field Artillery plays basketball match against Air Defense Artillery

  Experts from around the world meet on Fort Sill to talk new program

An international meeting took place on Fort Sill Wednesday.

  Air Defense Artillery Chief changes hands

Chief Warrant Officer Eric Maule is retiring, and Mitchell C. Brown was chosen by a panel to take his spot after a month-long interview process.

  Basic officer course field artillery students take place in Fort Sill live fire training exercise

Basic officer course field artillery students took part in a live fire training exercise Tuesday at Fort Sill.

  Retired and Senior Volunteer Program holds pinning ceremony at Lawton City Hall

The City of Lawton honored local veterans who dedicate their time to community service.

  Fort Sill soldier in Wichita County Jail, charged with coercion and enticement

  Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce holds lunch and learn for veterans

  Gold Star Families Memorial Highway unveiled

  Local veteran working to open homeless veterans center

  Lawton man chosen to serve as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

  2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery takes part in cold load and elevator training on Fort Sill

  VFW Post 1193 asking for your help bringing holiday cheer to Lawton-Fort Sill VA Center

VFW Post 1193 is working to make sure every Veteran at the Lawton Fort Sill VA Center celebrates the holiday season.

  8th annual recognition banquet for Lawton-Fort Sill Fires Chapter of AUSA coming up in Lawton

The Apache Casino Ballroom will play host for the 8th annual reception and recognition banquet for the Lawton Fort Sill Fires Chapter of the Association of the US Army.

  Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce hosting Gold Star family highway dedication

The ceremony to unveil the new highway signage dedicated to the Gold Star families in the community will be November 15th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber.

  Fort Sill Education Center celebrates American Education Week

The Fort Sill Education Center will celebrate American Education Week, November 18th through the 22nd.

  Local organizations place wreaths in honor of those who served

Representatives from several local veteran organizations took part in a Veterans Day ceremony at Sunset Memorial Gardens Monday afternoon.

  Cameron hosts speakers for Veterans Day

It started with a free meal for active duty military and veterans and then, Cameron's ROTC unit posted the colors to start a Veterans Day ceremony.

  Comanche County Veterans Council holds Veterans Day ceremony

The Comanche County Veterans Council held a ceremony Monday to honor those who served our country.

  Cameron wraps up Veterans Resource Fair

Representatives from 29 different organizations were on campus, connecting with veterans, service members and their dependents.

  Grandfield 4-H students honor veterans

Members of Grandfield 4-H honored veterans Wednesday.

  Altus Air Force Base unveils new Boom Instructor Platform

Altus Air Force Base has unveiled a brand new Boom Instructor Platform.

  In Studio: Fort Sill Commanding General Major General Wilson Shoffner

The Commanding General of Fort Sill, Major General Wilson Shoffner, joins Monte and Caitlin in studio to talk about the latest going on on post.

  Wreaths Across America accepting orders for wreaths

Coming up next month, wreaths will be laid on the graves of local fallen veterans and you can help.

  Second Fort Sill poaching incident under investigation

Officials say a deer was poached about a week ago.

  STEM Centers of Innovation planned for military children

The Boys and Girls Club of America and Raytheon are partnering up to bring what's called the STEM Centers of Innovation to Fort Sill.

  Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors helps families of fallen service members get education

Families of fallen service members know more about the educational opportunities available to them thanks to a national organization.

  Survivor Outreach Services hosts annual Fort Sill Gold Star family tea party

Gold Star families were invited out to an annual tea party.

  Local groups come together to help Lawton/Fort Sill homeless vets

Several groups joined forces Friday to help homeless veterans in the Lawton/Fort Sill community.

  Fort Sill military members get LinkedIn advice

2018's LinkedIn top voice helped people perfect their profiles and their job search.

  Fort Sill staff sergeant trains for ultramarathon

A staff sergeant and boxer from Fort Sill is preparing to run a more than 100-mile ultramarathon in Oklahoma City.

  Fort Sill Long Range Precision Fires Commander promoted to brigadier general

The Long Range Precision Fires Commander on Fort Sill has a new rank.

  Cameron hosts students interested in Junior ROTC

Cameron University's Department of Military Science hosted area high school students interested in getting involved in Junior ROTC.

  Garrison command sergeant major change of responsibility ceremony held on Fort sill

A Garrison command sergeant major change of responsibility ceremony was held Friday morning at Fort Sill in front of Taylor Hall.

  Public invited to funeral for Altus veteran with no living family

Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and the VFW in Altus are holding a celebration of life for a veteran without any living friends or family.

  Mother of soldier killed in Lawton shooting pleads for help

The mother of a Fort Sill soldier, who was shot and killed outside a Lawton bar, is pleading for answers in her son’s murder.

  Fort Sill hosts civilian medical tour

New soldiers entering the Army from the civilian medical side got the chance to learn about military history Wednesday on Fort Sill.

  Fort Sill says goodbye to commanding general of Field Artillery National Guard, welcomes replacement

Fort Sill held a combined farewell ceremony for Brigadier General Russell Johnson and welcome ceremony for Brigadier General Thomas Spencer this morning at McNair Hall.

  Fort Sill Fire Department conducts hazmat training

A hazardous materials or hazmat response is critical for fire departments, and this week the Fort Sill Fire Department is conducting their hazmat training.

  BAE Systems complete expansion

An expansion for a company in Elgin that makes combat vehicles for the Army is finished.

  Students experience history with Fort Sill’s Frontier Army Days

Hundreds of area students experienced history at Fort Sill's Old Post Quadrangle as a part of the post's Frontier Army Days.

  Veterans added to Fort Sill’s Wall of Heroes

Two veterans will be added to Fort Sill’s Wall of Heroes after an induction ceremony at the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center.

  Southwest Oklahoma Continuum of Care hosting ‘The Stand Down’ for veterans

The Stand Down is free to all veterans.

  Altus Air Force Base Fire Department holds Live Fire Expo

The event showcased the capabilities of base fire crews as they combated live fires, highlighting the importance of fire safety and prevention.

  77th Army Brass Band performs at third annual Music in the Park

If you were in downtown Lawton Friday afternoon, chances are you heard music coming from the Benjamin O. Davis High-Rise.

  Blackout Rucking Crew holding supply drive for Lawton Animal Welfare

The Blackout Rucking Crew is holding a drive to collect pet supplies for Lawton Animal Welfare.

  Fort Sill Reynolds Army Hospital hosts Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Fort Sill's Reynolds Army Health Clinic hosted a luncheon Thursday.

  Fort Sill hosts 41st annual Retiree Appreciation Days

More than 80 vendors showed up for the 41st Annual Retiree Appreciation Days Open House Thursday on Fort Sill.

  41st annual Retiree Appreciation Days happening on Fort Sill

The 41st Annual Retiree Appreciation Days is slated for later this week at Fort Sill.

  Freedom Elementary students and parents take part in color run

Students at Freedom Elementary School on Fort Sill took part in a color run.

  Fort Sill hosts veteran hiring fair

Over 100 military veterans made their way to Fort Sill Thursday for a hiring fair.

  AUSA FIRES chapter donates to USO Oklahoma

The FIRES chapter of the Association of the United States Army gave back to a program Wednesday that helps soldiers and their families.

  Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 751 hold golf tournament at Fort Sill

The Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 751 held their 15th annual golf tournament Monday at Fort Sill.

ODVA leader resigns, replacement announced

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs has a new leader after its former director resigned on Friday.

  Cameron University hosts claims processor

Cameron University is making sure veterans and active service members are taken care of with a visit from the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

  Vietnam, Korean War veteran laid to rest on Fort Sill

A Lawton man who served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars was laid to rest on Fort Sill on Tuesday.

  USO hosts ‘Discovering Your Spark’ workshop for Fort Sill military spouses

The "Discovering Your Spark" Workshop was held to help military spouses find their passions.

  State legislators volunteer at USO Oklahoma

Representatives Daniel Pae & Trey Caldwell, and Senator Chris Kidd served loaded baked potatoes to soldiers and their families.

  VA representatives hold Altus town hall and resource fair

VA representatives from Oklahoma City came down to Altus to help local veterans.

  Altus honors veterans with ‘Heritage Banners’

Main Street Altus is honoring veterans with Heritage Banners and this year they will be on display longer than before.

  Cameron’s Department of Military Sciences welcomes new students

Cameron University's Department of Military Sciences welcomed new students Thursday for their freshman orientation.

  Graduation day for basic trainees on Fort Sill

Every week for the last two months, 7NEWS Anchor Caitlin Williams has followed the D-Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery on Fort Sill. She’s given us a look at what it takes to get through basic training, but now that journey has come to an end.

  Basic trainees on Fort Sill reunited with families

Basic trainees in the Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery finally reunite with their loved ones on Family Day.

  77th Army Band’s Centerfire Rock Band holds summer concert

Fort Sill's 77th Army Band's Centerfire Rock Band held a special summer concert Thursday on Post, bringing some musical fun to the community.

  Final inspections for basic trainees on Fort Sill

Trainees are nearing the end of basic training on Fort Sill and Week 8, they went through final inspections.

  Inhofe explains change in plans for Fort Sill housing migrant children

A spokesperson for Senator Jim Inhofe says migrant children will NOT be housed at Fort Sill after all.

  Senator Jim Inhofe says Fort Sill Plans put on hold

Senator Jim Inhofe says that 1,600 migrant children expected to be housed at Fort Sill will not be crossing into Oklahoma anytime soon.

  5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery return home

5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery return home

  No date set for migrant children to arrive at Fort Sill

Neither Fort Sill nor the US Department of Health and Human Services have an update on when migrant children detained at the US-Mexico border might be brought here for temporary housing.

  Combatives and pugil stick training for basic trainees on Fort Sill

It's week 7 for basic trainees on Fort Sill and Wednesday, they went head to head with combatives.