What's going on in Lawton, Fort Sill lately? The past couple of weeks has been insane. We'd had more bomb threats, bodies being found, and all kinds of other break-ins and burglaries. So with everything that's going on do you feel safe living in Lawton, Fort Sill? Take the quick poll and let us know your opinion.
The 2022 annual Lawton, Fort Sill Armed Forces Day parade returns this Saturday, May 21st (05-21-22) starting at 10:00-am. It's presented by the Lawton, Fort SIll Chamber of Commerce along with the Lawton, Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau.
A recent post on the Lawton Sub-Reddit page by a person who is about to move here asked what areas they should avoid in Lawton, Fort Sill and what the crime rate was like. That's a great question and it appears that there are plenty of answers as well.
If you've just moved to Lawton, Fort Sill or if you've been here a while, maybe your entire life, and aren't aware of these Facebook groups and pages you should definitely check them out. All of them are focused on Lawton, Fort Sill and have great information, news, entertainment, and are worthy of hitting join, follow, and like.
This past weekend, especially on Sunday Fort Sill was hitting it hard with some serious munitions. It was AWESOME! Of course, there were a few people (Chads & Karens) who saw fit to jump online, hit all the feeds and forums, and complain about the noise and tremors.
It seems like we've had more than our fair share of shootings, stabbings, break ins, vehicle thefts and an apparent increase in overall violent crime and property crime in Lawton, Fort Sill lately. In the past few weeks I've had the same conversation over and over with friends, family and co-workers. A lot of people don't feel safe and are worried about our current crime rates. So how about you? Do you feel safe living or visiting Lawton, Fort Sill?
A banner or sign promoting VBS (Vacation Bible School) at a church on Fort Sill has been removed due to a complaint. One complaint, just one lead to the removal. The banner was hung at one of the entry gates onto Fort Sill, the Sheridan Road gate. It invited families with kids to VBS at the Frontier Chapel on post. It gave the dates, location and according to the complaint the offensive slogan: "Jesus power pulls us through." Well, that was just too much and caused an Oklahoma City attorney to file a complaint. Obviously this person has WAY TOO MUCH time on his, or her hands.
What an honor. This award and recognition couldn't have happened to a better town. With everything that's been going on lately with the pandemic and all the other craziness the timing for this is perfect, we could all us some good news in our lives. Well here it is: Lawton, Fort Sill has been voted the #1 city in Oklahoma! I have to say I total agree with our great, little, humble, medium sized metropolis being voted #1.
Fort Sill is planning a prescribed or controlled burn for tomorrow morning (01-05-21) starting around 9:00am CST. So if you're out and about tomorrow and see smoke rising from Fort Sill know that it's under control and is being done deliberately to help prevent the possibility of future wildfires.
77th Army Band "The Pride of Fort Sill" is planning a couple of virtual holiday concerts. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic they were unable to perform live at McMahon Auditorium this year for their annual Yuletide spectacular. However, we'll still get to see them perform virtually on their official Facebook page.
FORT SILL, OK – The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, the Tree Growers Association, and Fed Ex Freight has teamed up to provide and deliver real Christmas trees to military families on Dec. 11 at the Fort Sill Recycling Center. Distribution of the trees will begin on Dec. 12 from 7:30a.m. to 5:00p.m and continue if trees are left on Dec. 13 during normal business hours.