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Do You Feel Safe Living In or Visiting Lawton, Fort Sill? [POLL]
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?
Complaint Leads to Vacation Bible School Sign Removal From Fort Sill (UPDATE)
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.
Lawton Voted #1 City in Oklahoma!
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 Planning Prescribed Burn
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 to Host Virtual Holiday Concerts!
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 Teams with Christmas Spirit Foundation for Trees for Troops
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.
Fort Sill Makes Plans for Soldier Holiday Block Leave
FORT SILL, OK –Soldiers on Fort Sill will be able to take leave to travel home for the holidays this year during Holiday Block Leave (HBL). Getting our Soldiers home as safely as possible is our primary focus leading up to the holiday season. The holidays give our Soldiers the much needed and well deserved break from training to reconnect with loved ones. This year’s Holiday Block Leave has differ
Search Continues for Missing Soldier
Fort Sill emergency personnel, along with first responders from the Lawton Fire Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, an Oklahoma National Guard helicopter and units on post continue the search for 32 year-old Staff Sgt. David Lee Hawkins.
Fort Sill Emergency Services Recovers Car, Searches for Driver
Fort Sill firefighters and the Lawton Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team recovered a vehicle this afternoon that was swept over the post’s Four-Mile Crossing by high water. Emergency responders are still searching for the driver, believed to be Staff Sergeant David Lee Hawkins, 32, who is still missing.

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