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  • First female Marine officers graduate artillery school

    07/11/2016 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    Quantico Sentry ^ | July 1, 2016 | Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte
    Marine Corps implements force integration plan, graduates first female artillery officers Second Lt. Virginia Brodie points out an enemy position to 2nd Lt. Katherine Boy at the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leadership Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May 12, 2016. Brodie and Boy are the first two female Marine artillery officers to complete the course. Photo By: Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte The Marine Corps’ first female artillery officers graduated from the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leaders Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, recently. In the joint Army and Marine course, the Corps’ newest artillery officers met operationally relevant, gender-neutral military...
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn to Newsmax: Illegal Minors Pawns in Obama's 'Game'

    07/15/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Thousands of illegal immigrant children who have been arrested for crossing the U.S. border are merely pawns "in a political game" by President Barack Obama, Rep. Marsha Blackburn charged to Newsmax on Saturday. "I find it just horrific that these children would be used for a political point," the Tennessee Republican said after touring a detention center at Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma. .... Blackburn spent about two hours at the Fort Sill center with Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine, who appeared on Newsmax TV on July 3 to tell "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner how he was denied access when...
  • Skull & Bones sued for Geronimo's remains

    02/17/2009 9:18:37 PM PST · by XR7 · 28 replies · 3,075+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 2/17/09 | Nora Caplan-Bricker
    The heirs of an Apache chieftain whose remains are rumored to be held inside Yale's oldest secret society filed a lawsuit today demanding the return of their ancestor's skull. Twenty descendants of the legendary Apache chieftain Geronimo are suing the federal government, the University and the society Skull & Bones in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to seek the return of his remains as well as punitive damages. One hundred years ago today, Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Okla., but the suit alleges members of the society exhumed his remains in 1918 or 1919 and...
  • Coach Ross, Cadets Find Teamwork, Pride At Fort Sill

    07/11/2005 9:12:45 AM PDT · by StoneGiant · 4 replies · 369+ views
    Lawton (OK) Constitution | 7/8/2005 | Bobby Ross
    Lawton (OK) Constitution July 8, 2005 Pg. 4 Coach Ross, Cadets Find Teamwork, Pride At Fort Sill By Bobby Ross (Editor's note: An open letter from U.S.M.A. head football coach Bobby Ross.) WEST POINT, N.Y. - Dear Army Family, Normally I would not write a personal note, but I felt it was my obligation to do so this time. I just recently returned from a two-day trip to the state of Oklahoma. No, I was not recruiting or speaking at a football camp. I was visiting Fort Sill. At West Point, as part of the military program, our players go...

    12/15/2004 8:50:56 AM PST · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 271+ views
    ASYMCA ^ | 12/15/04 | Bill Vaughan
    Over 500 soldiers from Fort Sill will leave us for the war in Iraq this January. It is highly likely that we will see a lot more of our soldiers deploy in the following months. The ASYMCA needs your help to let them know how much we in this area care about them. This Friday, Dec. 17th is FREEDOM FRIDAY! KSWO-TV is helping the ASYMCA collect comfort items for our soldiers to take with them as they leave for Iraq. Comfort items are things such as eye drops, wet wipes, gum, snack items, playing cards, etc. that they can take...
  • Oklahoma - Two Events Worth Noting

    09/15/2004 10:06:40 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 17 replies · 639+ views
    Fort Sill ^ | September 14, 2004 | Bruce R Dwyer
    1) Funeral for Lance Corporal Lamont Noel Wilson will take place this Thursday at 11 am in Lawton (St. John's Missionary Baptist Church on 1504 SW Roosevelt). He had graduated from Eisenhower Senior High school on May 21st, 2003, Before being KIA outside of Fallujah (Iraq) on Sept. 6th, he had also previously been wounded/awarded a Purple Heart. 2) Fort Sill National Cemetery all with the Cemetery Foundation will be hosting a Memorial Walkway Dedication on 22 September 2004 at 2:30pm. The Ceremony will be held by the flag pole which is next to the site of the Walkway. The...
  • Memorial Day Events - Oklahoma

    05/24/2004 2:39:29 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 244+ views
    Fort Sill | 5/24/04 | Gary Secor
    Fort Sill National Cemetery - Memorial Day Start time - 10:00am on the 31st. The guest speaker is BG Larita Aragon she is the assistant adjutant General for the Oklahoma Air National Guard. The program will be done in time for everyone get to Ft. Sill program which starts at 11:45 and sunsets at 2:00pm. Hope to see you all there. There is a CCVC meeting at 6:30pm this Thursday, 27th, at the Veterans Center they had a full plate and on top of that Brad Carson will be there and will talk to everyone.
  • Class Work Complete, ICDC NCOs Ready to Lead

    03/14/2004 3:01:31 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 227+ views
    CJTF-7 ^ | March 14, 2004
    Class Work Complete, ICDC NCOs Ready to Lead BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iraqi Civil Defense Corps officially welcomed its NCO "backbone" during graduation ceremonies for the first Primary Leadership Development Course Thursday. The NCOs completed the first class of the Primary Leadership Development Course conducted in Iraq by the United States Army. The ceremony was held at the Camp Muleskinner, which is home to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment's Support Squadron. The regiment is part of Task Force 1st Armored Division. One hundred sixteen ICDC soldiers participated in the historic ceremony. The program followed the U.S. Army's traditional ceremonial...
  • New ‘convoy’ range to help deploying troops

    01/30/2004 12:40:34 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 250+ views
    Army News Service ^ | Jan. 28, 2004 | Fred W. Baker III
      New ‘convoy’ range to help deploying troopsBy Fred W. Baker III Soldiers from the 120th Engineer Combat Battalion, Heavy, provide security during a blank-fire drive through of the newly developed Live-Fire Convoy training range at Fort Sill, Okla., Jan. 12. Fred W. Baker III FORT SILL, Okla. (Army News Service, Jan. 28, 2004) – A new live-fire range to train deploying troops on convoy operations opened this month at Fort Sill, Okla. Lessons learned in the sands of Iraq have led to the new training, mandated by the Coalition Forces Land Component Command. Officials said they hope it...
  • Town Helps Families With Troops in Iraq

    04/07/2003 7:19:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 253+ views
    Associated Press | Monday, April 7, 2003 | By KELLY KURT
    Town Helps Families With Troops in Iraq By KELLY KURT .c The Associated Press LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - Sami Roberts saves her tears for work, where her 18-month-old son can't see them and her supervisor, a Gulf War veteran, understands. When her husband went to war two weeks ago, she considered taking her worries home to tiny Mentone, Texas. But even though her only link to this Army town is gone, the town's embrace is giving her reason to stay. ``I have found more people supportive than not,'' said Roberts, 29. ``I just come in and say, `OK guys, I'm...
  • Soilder Dead at Fort Sill

    03/13/2003 3:15:10 AM PST · by boxerblues · 4 replies · 299+ views
    Im at at a lose for words here. We are at Fort Sill for my sons graduation from boot camp at Fort Sill, yesterday was family day and things kept getting delayed. They finally come out to tell us that one of the soldiers had died about an hour before. I talked with my son about what happened and all he knew was that the boy had said I cant breathe and then collapsed. If I can find a link I will post it later