Fort Sill & Family Day
Fort Sill is a United States Army post in Lawton, Oklahoma, about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Family Day is the name of a public holiday in South Africa, in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island, in the American states of Arizona and Nevada, in Vanuatu, in Vietnam and (as Family & Community Day ) in the Australian Capital Territory./5
Echo Battery Families, Thank you for all of your support! We just wrapped up week 8. The Soldiers completed FTX 3 and participated in the Rights of Passage Ceremony (sybolizing the transition from civilian to warrior) after a 16 KM march. Your Soldiers have progressed through all of the necessary training and put their recently acquired skills to the test by executing small unit operations in FTX III. They conducted a tactical movement to a town, cordoned and searched the town, and seized a high value individual. Your Soldiers have embraced the Warrior Ethos and performed magnificently this week in the Fort Sill Post Retirement Ceremony. Spectators and higher-ups complemented them for their precision execution of Drill and Ceremony. I look forward to seeing you all at Family Day at Sheridan Theater and Graduation at McMahon Auditorium. Please try our snacks and make donations to our Family Readiness Group! Thank you, and see you soon! Respectfully, CPT Harris
Family Day location has been changed to the Fort Sill Conference Center (aka Gunners Inn) on 6 Feb. 6045 Sheridan Road
Family Day and Graduation: Family and Friends, The Soldiers of Alpha Battery are proving their toughness every day. They are motivated, fit, knowledgeable, and ready to graduate! Before they do, however, there are still a couple more weeks of rigorous mandatory training. This is the time of the cycle when families are anxious to make their travel plans to see their Soldier graduate. This letter will provide you with some useful information in order to make your travel arrangements, to including information on hotels, airlines, taxis and a map. We suggest that you not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received confirmation from your Soldier, that he/she is eligible to graduate. Your Soldier will be able to confirm his/her eligibility to graduate. Class 08-14 is scheduled to graduate on the 31st of January, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at McMahon Auditorium located at 801 NW Ferris Lawton, OK 73507. Although you will be coming to support your Soldier’s graduation please know that other ...
Family Day at Fort Sill this morning starting at 9:00. We are so excited to see Zach !
Family Day is complete and Soldiers are on their pass. Tomorrow, graduation will be conducted in Sheridan Theater located inside Fort Sill by Sheridan Road. Doors will open at 1245 hours. There is another unit that is graduating on the same location in the morning. Please do not come too early to avoid the traffic coming out of the theater parking lot. As always, vendors for T-shirt and yearbook will be on site. Snacks and drinks will be available at our Family Readiness Group table for donations.
Family Day at Fort Sill OK for 1st Bn 31st FA ... waiting for the soldiers & some quality time with Robert Assain...
Excited 2 be attending Family Day at Fort Sill in OK 2 finally see our son after 10 weeks. Tomorrow he graduates. We are so proud of him!
Family Day with Patrick@ Fort Sill Oklahoma Tomorrow it's Graduation Happy 4th everyone
Family Day tomorrow at Fort Sill--counting down the minutes till I see Jonathan Repine! So proud of my Soldier!
Cryin cuz my mom's on her way to Fort Sill for my Family Day, Tomorrow & BCT Graduation Friday. omg I love my mom...
Okay Bushmaster fans and family that are coming to town for Family Day and Graduation on Thursday and Friday. You can expect the weather to be clear with overnight lows in the mid 40's and highs in the mid to upper 70's. This week finds your Soldiers preparing for their final inspection on Tuesday, followed by Graduation practice, Family Day practice, and equipment turn-in on Wednesday, Family Day on Thursday, Graduation on Friday followed by ship to AIT beginning at approximately 3:30 on Friday for those having AIT on Fort Sill. All others will begin shipping very early on Saturday morning. Everyone be safe in your travels to Lawton/Fort Sill, and we look forward to meeting most of you at Pride Park on Thursday morning. Don't forget that we will have a table set up for our unit FRG (Family Readiness Group) where we will have cd's with all the pics taken of your soldiers during the cycle. We can't "charge" for these, but if you want to donate to the FRG (which supports our cadre and family members), i ...
We are home from our trip to Fort Sill. Our soldier, Tom Rosario Hughes is now at Fort Leonardwood, MO. Words are not enough to show how much we love him and are proud of him. It was an awesome experience to be part of Family Day and Graduation. Our trip was even more special because of two little ladies, Josie Van Ess and Alex Mierow. You girls rock! We had so much fun. Now we can start making plans to bring our boy home in 6 weeks!
Several questions this morning. First, the Welcome packets that we send out are one per Soldier. Who that Soldier addresses the packet to is up to the Soldier. Once those are gone, the only other one we send out will be the Graduation packet with information on Family and Graduation day. Both of those letters and information sheets are also posted in our photos section, so once they are gone, people just need to check here for the information. As for photos taken, again, these pictures are taken by volunteers and spouses of our cadre, so there may be times that we do not have people to support such a thing. Currently we are in that position. Also, all pictures are taken at random with no particular soldier picked out. If you see your Soldier in a picture, that is s good thing. If not, we are sorry. As for flight days and information on when you as parents and family members need to travel out here to Fort Sill for graduation, you have to make that decision. Family Day begins at 9:00 am on Thursda ...
Family Day at the Sheridan Theater at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, on 6 October 2011. All the graduating soldiers from 1-19 Delta Battery, Class 70-11, are doing thei...
Good morning!!! On my way to Fort Sill for Family Day . Does anyone have any idea how happy i am right now? HOOAH!
Only 40 days until Family Day at Fort Sill! Can not even way!!!
The countdown has began at our house to go to Fort Sill and watch our niece PVT Elizabeth Blake Larsh graduate Basic Training on August 10th! We get to go see her on the 9th for Family Day, and let me tell you this is one family ready to see her! We love you and are soo proud of our Soldier!
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