Military

  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.

  Medal of Honor recipient speaks at Fort Sill

  Air Defense Artillery retirement ceremony held on Fort Sill

  A Day in the Life: Reynolds Army Health Clinic Lab

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

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

  Fort Sill soldiers donates needed plasma to OBI

Continued Coverage

  Fort Sill working to add new features on Post

  Ft. Sill officials detail process to get on post

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

Fort Sills Air Defense Artillery School introduces new Commandant

  Fitness program keeping soldiers who are pregnant in shape

  Enlistment numbers soar amid COVID-19 pandemic

  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

  A Day in the Life: Fort Sill K9 Handlers

Fort Sill implementing mask mandate

  Fort Sill FCoE 2020 Drill Sergeant of the Year selected

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

  MILITARY MONDAYS: PREPARING FOR THE ACFT

  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.

  Oklahoma Air National Guardsman killed in rocket attack

The Department of Defense says a rocket attack killed an Oklahoma National Guardsman in Iraq on Wednesday.

  Ceremony held to honor soldiers deploying to South Korea

Thursday the 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery Regiment held a colors casing ceremony signaling the unit's upcoming rotation 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

The Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team on Fort Sill is in Yuma, Arizona, leading test fire efforts on their latest weapon system, the Extended Range Cannon Artillery.

  Fort Sill implements additional health screenings for coronavirus

Fort Sill has implemented additional health screenings for the coronavirus.

  Veterans meet with employers for hiring event

Veterans met with employers Thursday as part of a hiring event.

  Black History Luncheon held on Fort Sill

The 75th Field Artillery Brigade on Fort Sill hosted a Black History Month Luncheon Thursday.

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

Several Lawton students were sworn into the United States military Wednesday during a ceremony that was live streamed from space.

  Companies take part in Fort Sill resupply program

Six companies are on Fort Sill this week to display their suggestions to the Army on how to improve the resupply access for the field artillery.

  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.