At the Concert
Pop star Enrique Iglesias rocked Fort Sill at his June 26 concert. See more photos in this week’s Cannoneer newspaper... View Release »
Holiday safety
The commanding general’s safety message for Independence Day. Read More »
Got cyber skills?
Photo illustration of the Cyber Battlefield Range - a new training tool for the Army’s cyber warriors... View Release »
Motorcycle fatality
Safety message for motorcycle riders at Fort Sill... View Release »
Chilling thanks to VBS
Spc. Jerry Friend (left) and Pfc. Dale Moody perform a skit during vacation Bible school June 18, at Frontier Chapel. View Release »
Veterans dedicate Vietnam War memorial
Vietnamese dignitaries and former South Vietnamese soldiers gather June 17, at Fort Sill during the dedication of the 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery Vietnam War memorial ... View Release »
Sill Soldiers Walk for Korean War Chaplain
Veterans from the American Legion welcome a group of Soldiers from forts Sill and Riley to Pilsen, Kan., the hometown of Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun. A color guard and much fanfare followed the completion of the 60-mile journey... View Release »
Fire training gets high-tech helping hand
Fire inspector Michael McDevitt demonstrates a laser-LED fire extinguisher trainer June 12, 2015, at the Fire Prevention Branch at Fort Sill, Okla... View Release »
TODAY IN HISTORY
July 1

1862 - In the Civil War, Col. Henry J. Hunt, chief of artillery for the Army of the Potomac, served under Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan. The Army of the Potomac had around 250 cannons available. The Union line was further supported by U.S. Navy gunboats in the river to the south. Hunt could put between 30 to 35 cannon on a hill at any given point. During one battle, the Union cannon caused over 5,000 Confederate casualties as they attacked up a hill.

1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Capt. George S. Grimes’s four-gun battery poured field artillery fire on Spanish positions on San Juan Hill, Santiago, Cuba, and caused a Spanish retreat.

1908 - Maj. Gen. Arthur Murray became the chief of Coast Artillery and served in this position until Mar. 14, 1911.

1940 - The Field Artillery School started its mobilization classes as the Army prepared for possible combat action in Europe.

1941 - During World War II, the War Department established the Field Artillery Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill to train enlisted soldiers to be officers.

1953 - The Army Aviation School at Fort Sill was organized to conduct tactical training for light aircraft or helicopters pilots and mechanics of all branches.

1957 - The Army re-designated the U.S. Army Artillery and Guided Missile School as the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile School and the U.S. Army Artillery and Guided Missile Center as the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile Center.

1975 - The Field Artillery Training Center became a separate major command on Fort Sill. Previously, it had been under the Field Artillery School.

1958 – Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of Alaska as the 49th state in the Union, the first new state since 1912.