Military

  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.

Fort Sill extends Safety Stand Down

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

Fort Sill increase Health Protection Condition

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

Fort Sill announces cancellations, closures and postponements

  Fort Sill leaders share COVID-19 updates

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  Two soldiers nearing graduation after re-enlisitng in military

Fort Sill, Reynolds Army Clinic developing coronavirus response plan

  Fort Sill soldier makes more than 200 knives

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

  Oklahoma Air National Guardsman killed in rocket attack

  Ceremony held to honor soldiers deploying to South Korea

  Altus Airman undergoing treatment following presumptive positive Coronavirus test

An Altus Air Force Airman is currently undergoing evaluation and treatment following a presumptive positive novel Coronavirus test. Altus Air Force Base released a statement Thursday on their Facebook page.

Fort Sill suspends guest attendance at graduation ceremonies due to coronavirus concerns

Starting Monday, March 16, Fort Sill will be suspending guest attendance at graduation ceremonies due to coronavirus concerns.

  Fort Sill quarantining possible Coronavirus patients

Fort Sill says the patients recently returned from overseas.

  Fort Sill says goodbye to one general and hello to another

Fort Sill has a new commanding general.

  Fort Sill’s Long Range Precision Fires CFT tests new weapon system

  Fort Sill implements additional health screenings for coronavirus

  Veterans meet with employers for hiring event

  Black History Luncheon held on Fort Sill

  Lawton students sworn into US military by astronaut on International Space Station

  Companies take part in Fort Sill resupply program

  Work Services Corporation holding job fair for Fort Sill

The Work Services Corporation has a job fair coming up later this week in Lawton.

  Marlow WWII vet that received birthday cards from around the world passes away

A Marlow World War 2 veteran has passed away, one year after people from around the world sent him cards for his birthday.

  Two veterans inducted into Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center’s Wall of Heroes

Two veterans at the Lawton/Fort Sill Veterans Center were honored Thursday.

  Changes to Fort Sill’s Bentley and Key Gate entry go into effect

Some changes to Fort Sill's new kisok gate system will go into effect Thrusday morning.

  Cameron University grad honored at pinning ceremony

One of Lawton's own was honored at Cameron University Friday morning as he was promoted to the rank of Army Colonel.

  New automated system to allow self scan to enter Bentley Gate

Starting Monday, military members and civilians will be able to scan themselves in at Bentley Gate to get on post.

  Soldier inducted into Indiana Track, Field, Cross Country Hall of Fame while training at Fort Sill

An officer, training on Fort Sill has been inducted into the Indiana Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame.

  Major General Wilson Shoffner to relinquish command

Fort Sill announced Monday that Major General Wilson Shoffner will relinquish command at the post next month.

  Fort Sill Soldier talks after helping injured hiker

Sergeant Zak Baker says he was out hiking with his supervisor when they spotted a rescue helicopter in the area and jumped into action.

  Retreat Ceremony held for exiting commandant

Fort Sill bids farewell to Colonel Mark Holler.

  Veterans mental health facility set to come to Lawton

The announcement was made on Friday in Lawton by Oklahoma Secretary of Military Veterans Affairs and the Cohen Veterans Network.

  Leadership group tours Fort Sill’s Monti Hall

The leadership program is designed for mid-grade Department of the Army Civilians to help them get a better understanding of how things work at the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill.

  Fort Sill holds annual MLK Jr. Day luncheon

The late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered at a ceremony on Fort Sill Thursday.

  Fort Sill soldier honored during Career Counselor of the Year recognition ceremony

A Fort Sill soldier was among 11 career counselors across the Army to be recognized during the Career Counselor of the Year recognition ceremony.

  DOD expands access to commissaries, exchanges and recreation facilities

Fort Sill, along with military installations world wide, have expanded access to their commissaries, exchanges and recreation facilities.

  Public invited to graveside service for Air Force Veteran with no known family

You're invited to a graveside service Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. for a retired Air Force Veteran with no known family.

  Funeral held for veteran with no known family

You're invited to a funeral for a retired Air Force Veteran without any family. Funeral services for Veilleux will be Tuesday morning at 10, at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus.

Oklahoma veterans group opposes bill that would create‘Make America Great Again’ license plates

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Oklahoma is voicing their opposition for a bill that would allow drivers to put a “Make America Great Again” or “Keep American Great” license plate on their vehicles.

  Air Defense Artillery looking for Warrant Officers

They are asking for people who are currently serving in the armed forces to apply for the position.

  Welcoming ceremony held on Fort Sill for new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

A welcoming ceremony was held at Fort Sill Monday afternoon for the new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.

  USO Oklahoma at Fort Sill gets generous donation

USO Oklahoma at Fort Sill now has several thousand more dollars thanks to the generous donation of the family member of the organization's first president.

  Company agrees to pay $3M over Fort Sill civil claims

A construction company has agreed to pay $3 million to settle civil claims based on allegations that they submitted false claims to the Army over work at Lake George on Fort Sill.

  Fort Sill basic trainees take holiday block leave

2,900 basic trainees loaded up on buses to go back home for the holidays.

  Civilian plane flies over Fort Sill airspace

A plane that flew over Henry Post Airfield Thursday made it safely to the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport.

  Fort Sill animal mascots help with special holiday card

The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery brought out the big guns and some special helpers for Santa.

  Altus Air Force Base looking for pilots, explains requirement confusion

There is a great need for pilots in the Air Force and officials from Altus Air Force Base are busting a few myths about the requirements to do the job.

  Local groups honoring veterans laid to rest around southwest Oklahoma

Groups all around Southwest Oklahoma are honoring veterans laid to rest by placing wreaths in cemeteries.

  Fort Sill’s Toys For Kids wraps up

The toys all came from donations and sponsors, with the 75th Brigade donating 150 toys Friday morning alone.

  Fort Sill Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation gets new director

7News got to speak to the new director of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation on Fort Sill.

  Man facing charges after crashing car through Fort Sill fence

A man is facing charges for damaging government property after driving his car through a Fort Sill fence near 52nd and Rogers Lane. Officials with Fort Sill say they believe the crash may have been medically related.

  77th Army Band holds annual Christmas concert

The 77th Army Band brought some festive music to the holiday season with their annual Christmas concert.

  Fort Sill begins Toys for Kids program

The program helps Active Duty Soldiers who are ranked E4 and below during the holiday season.

  Fort Sill holds Instructor and Developer of the Year awards

13 people were recognized at an awards assembly on Fort Sill Monday afternoon.

  Sergeant Major of the Army spends day at Fort Sill

The Sergeant Major of the Army spent the day at Fort Sill.

  Local students given congressional nomination for entry to prestigious military academies

Three local students have been given a congressional nomination for some of the nation's most prestigious military academies.

  Fort Sill soldiers learn about St. Barbara

Soldiers on Fort Sill were educated on the patron saint of the field artillery.

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

Fort Sill is still looking for families to let basic trainees spend Christmas Day with them through the Adopt A Soldier for Christmas program.

  Hundreds of pounds of food made for Fort Sill Thanksgiving feast

A Thanksgiving feast was held at Fort Sill Wednesday.

  Lawton-Fort Sill Veteran’s Center unveils monument

When you're driving by the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans' Center you might notice a new addition outside.

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

The Patriot Spouses' Club's annual Fort Sill Historic Tour of Homes will be December 13th.

  Airmen killed in Oklahoma Air Force base crash identified

Two U.S. Air Force airmen killed in a training jet crash at Vance Air Force Base in northwestern Oklahoma have been identified as an instructor and a student pilot.

  Fort Sill celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

Fort Sill celebrated National Native American Heritage Month Thursday.

  Fort Sill hosts Education Center Open House

Eight universities took part in an event on Fort Sill Thursday to help people prepare for their futures.

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

Altus Public Schools partnered with the Air Force to unveil three flight simulators unlike anything at any public school in America.

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

Officials say two airmen were killed in a training "mishap" on Thursday morning at Vance Air Force Base in Enid.

  Fort Sill Field Artillery plays basketball match against Air Defense Artillery

Fort Sill's Field Artillery basketball match against the 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

A Fort Sill soldier is being held in the Wichita County Jail in Texas after being arrested by authorities from Sheppard Air Force Base.

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

The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce held a lunch and learn event for veterans Friday.

  Gold Star Families Memorial Highway unveiled

You can see the Gold Star Families Memorial Highway heading west out of Elgin going toward the Fort Sill National Cemetery on U-S 277.

  Local veteran working to open homeless veterans center

A local veteran is working to open a homeless veterans center in Waurika.

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

A Lawton man has been chosen to represent Oklahoma for the Secretary of the Army.

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

The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery took part in cold load and elevator training Thursday.

  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.