Military

  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.

  ASYMCA accepting donations to help military families

  A Day in the Life: Fort Sill Veterinary Clinic

  A Day in the Life: Physical Therapy Clinic

  Oklahoma state leader makes a visit to Fort Sill

  A Day in the Life: Pride of Fort Sill

  A Day in the Life: Behavioral Health Clinic

Continued Coverage

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Purple Heart Hunt

  A Day in the Life: Fort Sill Fire Department

  Armed Services YMCA wants input on services needed in SWOK

  A Day in the Life: Air Defense Artillery

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

  A Day in the Life: 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

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

  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.

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.

  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.