PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

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.


Director: (580) 442-4500 DSN 639
Fax: (580) 442-7570

455 McNair Avenue
Suite 118
Fort Sill, OK 73503

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 usarmy.sill.imcom-west.mbx.pao-admin@mail.mil or fax your request to 580-442-7570.

Members of the news media with a personal affiliation with the military (spouse or family member) must call for PAO escort when covering personnel news or events at Fort Sill. 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.

As a responsible neighbor and government installation, Fort Sill provides the maximum support to local governments and groups that is allowable by law. Request support by calling our community relations specialist at 580-442-3024 or 442-4500.

Click on this link to our official request for support (FS Form 1418) from any of our units (the 77th Army Band, the Artillery Half Section or others) or for specific equipment.

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.

The PAO has several available outlets for disseminating information throughout post in support of the commanding general's goals. The Fort Sill Tribine newspaper, published by Lawton Publishing Company, has a long 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 Tribine has a web page (click here) where stories, photos and updates can be found. The public can also download high-resolution photos that appeared in the Tribine on Flickr.

The PAO publishes the Fort Sill internet page, which routinely receives over 9,000 visits a week. Story ideas and/or photos can be submitted via email to usarmy.sill.imcom-west.mbx.pao-admin@mail.mil

Articles submitted to the webmaster will routinely be edited and posted to other media sites, such as Flicker, Facebook and Twiter, for example.

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
Corvias Military Housing
Public Service Company of Oklahoma

PAO CONTACTS

Our main e-mail address is usarmy.sill.imcom-west.mbx.pao-admin@mail.mil


INDIVIDUAL PHONE
Chief, PAO 442-4500
Deputy Chief, PAO 442-4500
Media Relations Branch 442-2521
Community Relations Branch 442-4500
Cannoneer newspaper 442-5150
Webmaster 442-6270
Administrative Assistant 442-4500

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