Dr. (Capt.) Aaron Proffitt, chief of Emergency Medicine, and Capt. Kimberly Solari, clinical nurse officer in charge, discuss plans for the new urgent care center at Fort Sill. Read Story »
Drill Sgt. (Staff Sgt.) Ruben Ramos of 1-19th Fa and Marine Staff Sgt. Raul Ramos, drill instructor for 1022 C Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, spend time together during Raul's cycle break April 16. Read Story »
Paul Madden of Shreveport, La., looks at an exhibit in the 95th Training Division Memorial in the Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fort Sill... Read Story »
The Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014. Read Story »
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History celebrated the arrival of the Wankel Tyrannosaurus rex on Apr. 15, the Smithsonian's first T. rex ... Read Story »
The official logo of the Navy and Marine Corps.... Read Story »
Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, tells attendees of the Brain Health Consortium, April 10, 2014, that the Army's best weapon in the future must be the cognitive ability of its Soldiers .... Read Story »
BIG & RICH CONCERT
Country music superstars Big & Rich will take to the stage on the Fort Sill Polo Field Apr. 25 as part of the “Tour for the Troops” free concert tour sponsored by the Air Force Reserve. The concert marks the start of Fort Sill’s Western Heritage Days. After Friday night’s concert, Fort Sill’s Old Post Quadrangle will be the main location for a score of history-related events such as the Western Heritage parade, Chuckwagon camp, Cowboy story-telling, Marble & Knucklebones competitions, trick roper Marty Tipton & more … click here for details »
MOTHER'S DAY AT SILL
Make a special day of memories and join us for a special Mother's Day Brunch May 11 at the Patriot Club, and show off your prettiest hat at our annual horse polo game that afternoon.View Flyer »
RUM & VODKA
Army Substance Abuse Program presents a dramatic reading of Rum & Vodka, a one-man play about alcoholism, substance abuse and addiction April 24 at Graham Resilience Training Campus...
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TODAY IN HISTORY
TO ENLARGE FORT SILL
Lieutenant General Adna R. Chaffee Will Arrive for Inspection Sunday Morning
LAWTON, Okla., April 21, 1905.—Lieutenant General A. R. Chaffee of Washington will arrive at Fort Sill April 23, for the purpose of making an inspection of the post, looking to its enlargement to a regimental post, and to make recommendations to the war department, regarding the awarding of contracts for the improvements to be made there. An appropriation has already been made to cover the expenditure of $161,000 on this fort.
A short time ago a department engineer was sent here to test the nature and supply of the water. He made favorable recommendation and with those that General Chaffee will make, will constitute a favorable report.
The department in the future will be guided by this report, in the extension and improvement of this historical fort. General Chaffee will make recommendations respecting the troops, to be stationed at Fort Sill, after the present troops are transferred to the Philippines in July.
General Miles, on his visit to Fort Sill, just before his retirement, stated that it was his desire that nothing but cavalry be quartered here, as it is especially adapted to that class of soldiers (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).