Task Force returns from security mission
Pfc. Frank Joseph gets ready to lift one of his sons at the homecoming ceremony for Task Force Charlie Oct. 10 at Rinehart Fitness Center... Read Story »
ADA Brigade expands spouse’s tour
Jennifer Dawber (left), 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery family readiness group adviser, shares information about quality of life programs available at Fort Sill during a newcomer spouse's tour... Read Story »
Frontier Army Days return to Old Post Quadrangle
Elementary school students get a presentation about infantry life in the 1870s at Frontier Army Days Oct. 10 at the Old Post Quadrangle ... Read Story »
Artillery unit lays Soldier to rest
FORT POLK, La. – A battalion color guard prepares to fire a 21 gun salute during the memorial service for U.S. Army Spc. Silas Jones at Fort Polk’s Main Post Chapel on Oct. 3... Read Story »
Unique challenges for field problem
Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery signal a civilian medical rescue helicopter during their two-weeklong exercise Sept. 22 to Oct. 3, at Fort Sill, Okla... Read Story »
Sergeant awarded Soldiers Medal
Maj. Gen. John Rossi, Fires Center of Excellence commanding general, congratulates Staff Sgt. John King, 434th Detachment, for receiving a Soldier's Medal. King was awarded the medal for saving the lives of a basic training soldier and himself when the soldier mishandled a live grenade during training in April (Photo by Leah Lauterberg-Huss).
Half Sections uses competition to train
Sgt. Bobbi Bassler, Fort Sill FA Half Section NCOIC, competes in the National Cavalry Competition... Read Story »
TODAY IN HISTORY
FRENCHMEN PRAISE SILL TRENCH WORK

Signal Mountain Is Like Somme Front

Oct. 17, 1917 – CAMP DONIPHAN, Fort Sill – Camp Doniphan’s front of practice trenches were highly praised today by Lieutenant Colonel Reille and Major Durette, members of the French Mission to the United States. Lieut. Col. Reille is head of the artillery officers of that mission and has visited nearly all of the thirty-two cantonments in the United States. The French officers visited the “front” west of the camp near Signal mountain. They declared that the location is ideal and bears much resemblance to the lines along the River Somme. Brigadier General Berry selected the ground for the trenches after visiting many locations in the vicinity of the camp.

The plan of the trenches, devised by Colonel S. A. Chaney of the One hundred and tenth engineers, was heartily approved. “It is the best example of trench work I have seen in any of the camps I have visited,” Colonel Reille said.

The fine appearance of the men of the division also impressed them and they did not hesitate to declare the division the best they had seen. The stress on trench work was approved by the Frenchmen, Colonel Reille recalled the maxim, “for the artilleryman the gun; for the infantryman the space.” (Daily Oklahoman).