Fort Sill Army Base
United States Army Field, Artillery School, United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade
B4700 Mow-Way Road, Fort Sill, OK 73503-5100
Fort Sill is a United States Army post in southwest Oklahoma, Comanche County, and adjacent to the city of Lawton. It spans across 94,000 acres and is one of the four locations for Army Basic Combat Training. Fort Sill is home to the Field Artillery Training Command and many tenant activities. Fort Sill has played a significant role in every major American conflict since 1869.
The Fires Center of Excellence trains, educates, and develops Soldiers and Leaders; creates and develops capabilities; and provides a Fires Force to support the Joint Warfighting Commander across the spectrum of operations in the Joint and Multinational environments.
There are over 106,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Fort Sill.
The closest airport is Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport located 11 miles from base.
There is a military representative at the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport from 4:30 a.m. until the last flight arrives, usually about 10:30 p.m. Upon arrival at the airport you may want to stop by the military desk and request a Fort Sill Guide booklet and a Map. The booklet contains information, a phone directory, and Fort Sill/Lawton maps. The map also contains information, the Lawton map on one side and Fort Sill map on the other side.
The only cab service allowed to enter Fort Sill is AmeriCab Company (580)355-5555 and they are usually parked in front of the airport where you can easily flag one down. The average cost for the taxi from the Lawton Municipal Airport to Fort Sill is $10.00 for one person and $2.00 for each additional person using the cab, prices are subject to change without prior notice.
If you drive from the Lawton Municipal Airport to Fort Sill, once you leave the airport you will come to a stop sign at 11th Street. Turn left on 11th Street and remain on it. It will become Fort Sill Boulevard which will lead you directly to the installation through Scott Gate.
It is not recommended that you fly to Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport, unless you are planning to rent a car at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City to drive to Fort Sill. There is no public transportation to Fort Sill from OK City, unless you use the Greyhound Bus, for which you will need to check their schedule and stops, and purchase the bus ticket.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an Oklahoma school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!
When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
The Department of Human services is the largest state agency in Oklahoma. DHS provides a wide range of assistance programs to help Oklahomans in need including: food benefits (SNAP); temporary cash assistance (TANF); services for persons with developmental disabilities and persons who are aging; adult protective services; child welfare programs; child support services; and child care assistance, licensing and monitoring. DHS also handles applications and eligibility for Sooner Care, the state’s Medicaid program offering health care to families with low incomes.
Oklahoma Department of Health (800) 522-0203
Oklahoma Humane Society (405) 286-1229
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society will make the compassionate and respectful treatment of animals a prevalent community value and the well-being of animals a community priority.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol (405) 222-3165
Base Operator (580) 442-8111
Chaplain (580) 442-3319
Civilian Personnel Office (580) 442-3257
Dental Headquarters (580) 442-6106
EFMP Family Support (580) 442-4916
Family Advocacy Program (580) 442-5018
Family Child Care (580) 442-3488
ID/CAC Card Processing (580) 442-5010
Information and Referral (580) 442-4916
Legal Services and JAG (580) 442-5058
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273 – 8255
On-base housing is available at Fort Sill. There are 1,727 family housing units located in areas around the installation. Fort Sill offers its single soldiers a 1+1 standard, or better. Call (580) 581-2144 or visit the Corvias Military Housing website for more information.
Off-Post Housing Services Office can be reached at 580-442-5190/3778/6819.
7.9 miles from Base
Robonson’s Landing is a safe, friendly neighborhood in Lawton, OK.
Kensington Rental Estates
11.6 miles from Base
Kensington Rental Estates is a beautiful condominium duplex community in Elgin, OK.
In Lawton, the summers are hot, muggy, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 96°F and is rarely below 19°F or above 104°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 5 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 96°F and low of 73°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 24 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 31°F and high of 51°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from April 22 to September 26, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 3. The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from September 26 to April 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on January 2.
The overall cost of living in Lawton, OK is 3% lower than the Oklahoma average and 15% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Lawton, OK, the city’s goods and services are 3% lower than the OK average and 6% lower than the U.S. average.
Fort Sill is in Lawton, Oklahoma, approximately 87 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Lawton has several museums and cultural centers, including the Museum of the Great Plains, Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum, and the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center. Enjoy walking trails, playgrounds, and duck ponds at Elmer Thomas Park or visit the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center to see fish, turtles, and other animals. Lawton is home to several casinos, such as the Apache Casino and Comanche Nation Casino. There are also several shopping areas, restaurants, and movie theaters in Lawton.
Some other points of interest include The Holy City, Historic Mattie Beal Home, Comanche Nation Waterpark, Lawton Speedway, Global Food Market, and Ragamuffins Indoor Play Center.