Military

  Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 751 hold golf tournament at Fort Sill

ODVA leader resigns, replacement announced

  Cameron University hosts claims processor

  Vietnam, Korean War veteran laid to rest on Fort Sill

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

  State legislators volunteer at USO Oklahoma

Continued Coverage

  VA representatives hold Altus town hall and resource fair

  Altus honors veterans with ‘Heritage Banners’

  Cameron’s Department of Military Sciences welcomes new students

  Graduation day for basic trainees on Fort Sill

  Basic trainees on Fort Sill reunited with families

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

  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

  Afghanistan native joins Army for a better life

  No date set for migrant children to arrive at Fort Sill

  Combatives and pugil stick training for basic trainees on Fort Sill

  Basic trainees practice throwing at grenade range

  VFW Post 5263 celebrates Independence Day

  Color casing ceremony held at Fort Sill

  Sen. Inhofe expects better quality of life for migrants at Fort Sill, talks foreign affairs in Lawton visit

United States Senator Jim Inhofe says he's still unsure of when, exactly, up to 1,600 migrant children will be arriving at Fort Sill.

  Timeline still undetermined for migrant children move to Fort Sill

Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services say they still have not determined a timeline for the relocation of unaccompanied migrant children to Fort Sill.

  Basic training takes soldiers through the Army Physical Fitness Test

Basic training for the D Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery continues and we got a look in to the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  Fort Sill soldiers depart after deployment ceremony

Families said farewell to their loved ones in the military for the time being during a send-off Friday afternoon at Fort Sill.

  Fort Sill MP suspended after encounter with protesters

The encounter occurred as the protesters, organized by Tsuru for Solidarity, were holding a press conference outside of the Bentley Gate.

  Basic training on Fort Sill continues with rifle marksmanship

We’re continuing to follow the Delta Battery, 1-40th Field Artillery Battalion basic trainees, now in their fourth week. Over the last several days, they’ve been working on rifle marksmanship.

  Senator Jim Inhofe comments on decision to bring migrant children to Fort Sill

We're hearing more from Senator Jim Inhofe about the plan to create a temporary shelter on Fort Sill to house migrant children.

  Work Services Corporation filling positions at Fort Sill

For more information about Work Services Corporation and the services they offer, visit their webpage or call 940-386-1982.

  Lawton Red River Vet Center hosts 5K fun walk for PTSD

Lawton Red River Vet Center invites Veterans, active duty service members, their families as well as the general- public, to participate in a 5K fun walk, and awareness of Post- traumatic stress disorder and the affect it has on Veteran, Service members and their families, and the community.

  Fort Sill basic trainees practice personal strength, loyalty in Combat Conditioning Course

It's Week Three of Basic Training for the D Battery on Fort Sill and already, team bonds have formed.

  Congressman Tom Cole comments on decision to bring migrant children to Fort Sill

We’re covering Fort Sill and getting reaction from Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole on the decision to bring migrant children to the post.

  Fort Sill celebrates Army’s 244th birthday

Ft. Sill held a celebration to honor the United States Army's 244th birthday.

  Color casing ceremony held at Fort Sill

Fort Sill held a color casing ceremony for the 4th Battalion-3rd Air Defense Artillery Thursday.

  Suspicious package found on Fort Sill

A bomb disposal team was at Fort Sill Thursday, after a suspicious package was found on post.

  Fort Sill to house over 1,000 migrant children

Due to a large surge of migrants at the US/Mexican border, Fort Sill will receive as many as 1,400 minors as early as next month.

  Comanche Nation honors D-Day anniversary in France

Members of the Comanche Indian Veterans Association are overseas to commemorate the veterans who stormed the beaches, among them 14 Comanche code talkers.

  Fort Sill one of three installations being considered to house unaccompanied migrant children

Three military installations are being considered to house unaccompanied migrant children... and one of those is Fort Sill.

  7News awarded by Military Order of the Purple Heart

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 602 honored 7News with a plaque.

Altus Air Force Base begins fogging for mosquitoes

Officials ask people to limit on-base movement during the times slotted for the process.

  Military Order of the Purple Heart hosting golf tournament

The 26th Annual Bill Bentley Memorial Golf Tournament will be Monday, June 10th at the Fort Sill Golf Course.

  Brigadier General Mcintire retires

He began his military experience in 1988 after he graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor of science degree.

  Veteran celebrates 102nd Birthday at Lawton-Fort Sill Veteran’s Center

Daily served in the army for 23 years and retired in 1966.

  Memorial Day: Freedom Isn’t Free

"Just take a second and say thank you guys for everything that you gave. All gave some and some gave all."

  Stephens County holds Memorial Day ceremonies

After the ceremony in Comanche wrapped up officials took it to Duncan for a different audience.

  Fort Sill, 150 years of history

2019 marks 150 years for Fort Sill, but the land it sits on had been eyed by the US Army for many years before the post was founded.

  Oklahoma veteran with no identified family being laid to rest in Elgin

An Oklahoma veteran with no identified family is being laid to rest Friday at the Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin.

  Cameron Military Science Department hosts Parent Night

A group of local students also received scholarships courtesy of Cameron University’s ROTC.

  Freedom Elementary celebrates Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child and Wednesday, Freedom Elementary School honored those kids.

  Operation Homefront and Cracker Barrel give military families holiday meal

Operation Homefront and Cracker Barrel partnered up to give military families a holiday meal.

Oklahoma attorney general asks Trump to pardon US soldier

Attorney General Mike Hunter supports a pardon for former Army Lt. Michael Behenna, first requesting one in February 2018.

Training exercise turns serious at Sheppard Air Force Base

Sheppard Air Force Base says a training exercise turned “real world” after they received calls from people on base.

  Oklahoma National Guard holds annual hazardous materials training

This scenario-based exercise is something the Oklahoma National Guard does annually with Lawton and other fire departments.

  Remains of WWII vet returned to Hobart

The remains arrived at the Will Rogers World Airport today before Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers escorted them back to Hobart.

  Fort Sill Fires Center of Excellence celebrates April Fools’ Day

It's April Fools' Day, and the Fort Sill Fires Center of Excellence celebrated with a Facebook post.

  Hundreds attend memorial service for veteran with no known family

Hundreds of people attended a memorial service Wednesday afternoon for a retired veteran who didn’t have any known family members.

Is Sheppard Air Force Base growing fast enough for one of the largest flight military training programs in the world?

"We are still growing, and our intent is to grow further. Before we do that we have to stabilize the program and be sure what capabilities we have to encompass more nations."

  VFW Post 5263 hosting Spaghetti Dinner benefit for Military Welcome Center

VFW Post 5263 is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner tomorrow night to benefit the Military Welcome Center.

  Fire contained in Fort Sill’s East Range

Fort Sill firefighters battled a fire on the East Range Wednesday evening.

SAFB Main Gate to close this weekend

The Main Gate at Sheppard will close this weekend.

  Remains of WWII Marine to be buried in hometown of Hobart

A Marine who went missing during a World War II battle on a remote Pacific island will be buried next month in his Oklahoma hometown after his remains were identified last year.

  Lawton Veterans Service Center receives donation

The military order of Purple Hearts' Chapter 602 gave back to local veterans Thursday.

  BAE Systems expands as demand for howitzer increases

BAE Systems Inc. in Elgin is expanding their facility to 72,000 square feet for more room to increase production of the M109-A7 Howitzer.

  Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences and Patriot Spouses Club visit Veterans Center

The Patriot Spouses Club and students with the Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences visited the Veterans Center today.

  Altus Air Force Base celebrates the arrival of new KC-46

Excitement filled the air as the KC-46 flew overhead before touching down. Altus Air Force Base is the training school for the new aerial refueling tanker.

  WATCH: Full Altus Air Force Base KC-46A press conference

A press conference was held at Altus Air Force Base for the arrival of their new KC-46A Pegasus aircraft.

  Cameron University celebrates Fort Sill’s 150th birthday

Cameron University celebrated the 150th anniversary of Fort Sill with a cake cutting in the Shepler Ballroom Friday.

  Fort Sill’s Trusted Traveler program takes effect February 1

Beginning February 1st, the six-month pilot program that allows a DoD ID card holder to sponsor guests onto the post.

  Cameron University holding VA benefits meeting for vets, dependents

For more information contact CU's Office for Veterans Affairs

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

  Altus Air Force Base announces arrival date for incoming KC-46A Pegasus aircraft

The Air Force announced that the Altus Air Force Base would be the training location for the KC-46 back in 2014.

  Trusted Traveler Program to go into effect at Fort Sill

The TTP is a six-month trial program that allows a DoD ID card holder to sponsor guests onto Fort Sill.

  Junior ROTC students and Disabled American Veterans send care packages to troops

Junior ROTC students from Wichita Falls joined with a local chapter of Disabled American Veterans to send care packages to troops overseas Wednesday.

  Trusted Traveler Program going into effect at Fort Sill

A system going into place next Friday will offer a new way some visitors access Fort Sill.

  Altus Air Force Base reopens Assault Landing Zone

Altus Air Force Base reopened its Assault Landing Zone Friday morning.

Army sergeant, TX Panhandle native killed Thursday in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sergeant Cameron A. Meddock was killed by small arms fire while participating in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the Badghis Province of Afghanistan.

  Fort Sill soldiers honored in patching ceremony

Soldiers were honored with a patch Wednesday to recognize them as part of a unit.

  Fort Sill celebrates historic milestone

From Breaking ground in 1869 to Tuesday celebrating the sesquicentennial is a huge milestone for Fort Sill.

  Basic trainees return to Fort Sill after overnight stay in airports

Hundreds of basic trainees are back on Fort Sill after being stranded at airports in Oklahoma City and Dallas due to the winter weather.