Public Affairs Office

Director: (580) 442-4500 DSN 639
Fax: (580) 355-6756

455 McNair Hall Road
Suite 101
Fort Sill, OK 73503-7102

Mission:

The Public Affairs Office gives the Fort Sill and garrison commanders advice and support in the areas of community support, community relations, media relations and command information.

Media Escort:

All news media representatives planning to cover events on Fort Sill must be escorted by a member of the post's Public Affairs Office. Call 580-442-2521 to request a PAO escort, email your request to SILLPAOMEDIA@conus.army.mil or fax your request to 580-355-6756. Members of the news media with a personal affiliation with the military (spouse or family member) and a DoD car decal must call the PAO at the numbers above for escort when reporting. Due to the limited number of PAO staff members available as escort, media should request escort support as far in advance as possible. In case of emergency after duty hours, media should call 580-917-7960 or 580-917-2663.

Community Relations:

As a responsible neighbor and government installation, Fort Sill provides the maximum support to local governments and groups that is allowable by law. If you are willing to pay for gasoline and other applicable fees for personnel or equipment in support of your group, feel free to request that support by calling our community relations specialist at 580-442-3024/4500. Note that we take 90 days lead time for community support, so if your event is less than 90 days away, we probably will not be able to support it.

Command Information:

The PAO has several available outlets for disseminating information throughout post in support of the commanding general's goals. The Fort Sill Cannoneer newspaper, published by Lawton Publishing Company, has a long and award-winning reputation for excellence in our community and has a circulation of 12,000 copies per week. Story ideas or photos can be submitted to cannoneersill@conus.army.mil. The Cannoneer has a Facebook page (click here) where stories, photos and updates can be found. The public can also download high-resolution photos that appeared in the Cannoneer on Flickr.

The PAO also maintains a list of Websites of various commercial enterprises and businesses that provide routine and important services to Soldiers at Fort Sill, our large community of retirees, our civilian workers, and their families. Click here to see the current list. If you think your business should be listed, please send a request to the PAO Webmaster (address below).

The PAO publishes the Fort Sill internet Web page, which routinely receives over 9,000 visits a week. Story ideas and/or photos can be submitted to SILLPAOWEB@conus.army.mil. Articles submitted to the Webmaster will routinely be posted to other media sites, such as Flicker, Facebook and Twiter, for example.

Inclusion of Special Links

The Soldiers and staff at Fort Sill have close working relationships with many local, national and international business, enterprises, entities and outside agencies. While law and regulations limit our links to commercial Websites, known as "dot-coms," Fort Sill has evaluated the business operations of these organizations and determined they meet all requirements for inclusion on the Fort Sill Internet Website. As you surf our pages, you may find these links on several different pages. The links are provided as a service to our Web readers. No one has received payment for including these links on our Website.

Adventure Travel
Air Defense Artillery Association
American Water Enterprises
Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District
Defense Logistics Agency
Field Artillery Association
Fort Sill Retiree Council
Fort Sill Thrift Shop
The Post Trader's Store
Fort Sill National Bank
Fort Sill Chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club
Fort Sill Commissary
Fort Sill Credit Union
Lawton Public Schools
Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce
Picerne Military Housing
Public Service Company of Oklahoma

PAO Contacts:

Our main e-mail address is paosill@conus.army.mil

Individual E-mail address
Telephone number
Chief, PAO usarmy.sill.imcom-west.mbx.pao-admin@mail.mil
580-442-4500
Deputy Chief, PAO usarmy.sill.imcom-west.mbx.pao-admin@mail.mil
580-442-4500
Media Relations Branch usarmy.sill.imcom-west.mbx.pao-media-relations@mail.mil
580-442-2384
Community Relations Branch usarmy.sill.imcom-west.mbx.pao-community-relations@mail.mil
580-442-4500
Cannoneer newspaper usarmy.sill.tradoc.mbx.cannoneer@mail.mil
580-442-5150
Webmaster usarmy.sill.imcom-west.mbx.pao-webmaster@mail.mil
580-442-6270
Administrative Assistant usarmy.sill.imcom-west.mbx.pao-admin@mail.mil
580-442-4500
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