Fort Sill & Field Artillery
Fort Sill is a United States Army post in Lawton, Oklahoma, about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Field artillery is a category of mobile artillery used to support armies in the field. These weapons are specialized for mobility, tactical proficiency, long range, short range and extremely long range target engagement. /5
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On 5 November 1950, CPT Howard M. Moore, C Battery, 61st Field Artillery Battalion, earned the Distinguished Service Cross in Korea. COL (Ret) Moore died 7 December 2009 and is buried at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. His citation is below: Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Howard M. Moore, Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while commanding Battery C, 61st Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. Captain Moore distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces in the vicinity of Pakchon, Korea, on 5 November 1950. On that date, Captain Moore's battery had moved into a new position to provide supporting fire for the withdrawal of a friendly brigade when a numerically superior enemy force attacked the new position in an attempt to c .. ...
Friends and Families, This is a copy of the graduation letter which has been sent out. Please refer to it for any graduation information requirements. 13 June 2014 Dear Parents, Family Members, and Friends: Your Soldier has come a long way in the last five weeks since they arrived at Fort Sill to attend U.S. Army Basic Combat Training. So far, the Soldiers have successfully completed numerous events including obstacle courses, ruck marches, land navigation courses, the dreaded EGAS chamber, and basic rifle marksmanship. They have also learned the Army Values, the Warrior Ethos, how to wear a uniform, drill and ceremony, Army traditions and heritage, and the basics of military leadership. I am extremely proud of what has been accomplished so far and look forward to welcoming each one into the Army family as true Soldiers at graduation. Now that graduation is in sight, I would like to inform you about the events so that you may plan for and attend the family day presentation on 10 July and the graduation ce ...
From the professional reading list for the Fires Center of Excellence, previously unavailable except for a handful of hard copies at the Morris Swett Technical Library in Snow Hall at Fort Sill, Major General William J. Snow's memoirs of the First World War are now available for download on AKO files at the link at the bottom (Requires AKO-CAC login) Free of charge. This is the professional reading list approved version of the book. Snow served as our nation’s first Chief of Field Artillery, and his memoirs discuss his efforts to strengthen the field artillery during and after the greatest war the world had witnessed at that point. Lack of personnel and equipment to train artillerymen going to the front, manufacturing problems related to new artillery technology, and the realities of raising a drafted army for war were issues to which Snow had to find solutions, and the problems he worked to correct mirror many of our own contemporary issues. The discussed problems are not limited to the Field Artillery ...
Yesterday I had some time to reflect on what happened 45 years ago: May 27, 1969 was a great day for me. My mom, dad, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother and girl friend (ex-wife but still dear friend) were all at Fort Sill to see me commissioned as a 2LT in the Field Artillery. I have been back at Fort Sill now for nearly ten years and a few things really struck home: 1. I now have the keys to Building 3025 at Fort Sill (I reported to that building in November 1968 to begin Officer Candidate School). At that time it was the OCS Headquarters. Now it’s the Fort Sill Artillery OCS Hall of Fame. 2. I took care of some business in Building 3025 yesterday afternoon and as I left I took a look at the sign out front, displaying the names of the occupants in charge: Mr. Randy Dunham and Mrs. Penny Dunham. Very Humbling. 3. On May 27, 1969 I certainly never thought about where I would be or what I would be doing exactly 45 years later. 4. Then some other things came to mind: I was wrapping ...
As of 1500 hour's, this day 27, May 2014 I am now Private Brock Crawford, Alpha Battery, 1/107th Field Artillery, of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Ship Date: 15, September 2014 Location: Fort Sill, Oklahoma MOS: 13 Romeo, Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator. Basic: 9 weeks AIT: 12 weeks The next 8 years of my life are going to be one *** of a time.
Fort Sill paid tribute to an Oklahoman and field artillery officer with the dedication of the 2nd Lt. Robert (Bob) Wright Hall May 2.
Mel Brooks got the idea for the fart scene in Blazing Saddles from Fort Sill's. Field Artillery Replacement Training.
Collette Dunbar, the Brigade Secretary where Ethan now is at Fort Sill, called me to get the mailing address straight. Here's Private Ethan Kennedy's mailing address: Bravo Battery, 1-79 Field Artillery 6007 Rothwell Street Fort Sill, OK 73503 He sent me the best letter! Boot camp is really challenging. The guys he's with are real cool and from lots of different places. He misses friends and family, so I'm sure he'd love to get letters from people.
32 years ago today I boarded a 737 bound for Fort Sill Oklahoma, home of the Field Artillery, a new chapter in my life and one that change me forever.
Happy 96th Birthday to my 7th Cousin, Eugene Waterman Mason III, born 2 Mar 1918, in NY, NY. “Princeton University Class of 1942. “Was a member of Ivy Club and was in the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program. Following graduation he was at Fort Sill, and in Nov. 1944 was sent overseas in the 351st Field Artillery Battalion. He was with the 9th Army when it crossed the Rhine River, and supported Canadian paratroops in their drive. He was at Wismar at the German Surrender, then served with the 16th Armored Field Artillery Battalion on Occupation duty. Captain Mason returned to the United States and was discharged in June, 1946, with the Rank of Major. “After marriage he and his wife lived in Holyoke, MA. from 1946 to 1965. He was Vice President and Treasurer of the Livingston Worsted Mills in Holyoke, MA, which had been founded by his great grandfather, Herman Stursberg, and worked there until the mill was sold. Then the family moved to Peapack, NJ.” Happy 300th Birthday to Capt. John Hamilton, .. ...
Fort Sill will hold a memorial service for Pvt. Justin Blake Griffith Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. at Frontier Chapel Center. Griffith, 22, died Dec. 20 while on holiday block leave at Chunky, Miss. He was in his fifth week of Basic Combat Training with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery. Griffith…
I took that picture at the Field Artillery museum on Fort Sill.
December 12, 1946 The Army Ground Forces authorized the discontinuance of the Officer Candidate School program at Fort Sill effective December 12, 1946 and Field Artillery OCS was officially closed when class graduated 21 individuals. Since opening on April 10, 1941, 26,209 Second Lieutenants had graduated and received commissions from the Field Artillery OCS. On December 31, 1946 all activities pertaining to OCS were transferred to the Army Ground General School at Fort Riley, Kansas. At that time Fort Benning, the birthplace of OCS, bade OCS a reluctant but short lived farewell. The Branch Immaterial OCS would remain at Fort Riley until after the reactivation of OCS programs during the Korean War. Seven OCS programs were activated during the Korean War (Infantry, Field Artillery, Signal, Ordnance, Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Fort Bliss) and Fort Riley (for all other branches). By 1954 only the Infantry and Field Artillery OCS remained.
Fort Sill held a deactivation ceremony for 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery today at Rinehart Fitness Center.
Saint Barbara's day falls on December 4 and is traditionally recognized as a formal dining-in or military ball. It normally involves a presentation of the Order of Saint Barbara which is a military honor society of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps artillery, including Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery. I appreciate the warm welcome I received from MG McDonald, his Soldiers and for being included in the festivities at Fort Sill. FIRST TO FIRE!
Woohoo!!! Check out my kiddo on the right holding the flag at an Awards Ceremony for his Battalion at Fort Sill!! (2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery) LOVE finding pics of him...So cool! :D
Need something? Join us tomorrow for the Fort Sill Fall Post-Wide Garage Sale from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at the 1-78th Field Artillery parking lot!
Echo battery one of six batteries apart of the 1st Battalion 79th Field Artillery, which is one of 5 battalions in the 434th Field Artillery Brigade located on Ft. Sill, OK.
Back to work again. Returned home on Saturday from Fort Sill/Lawton, Oklahoma where we attended the Army Vietnam reunion of the 1st and 40th Field Artillery which had been re-activated and was in Vietnam from 1966-1969. Was nice to connect with others who shared the same experiences. I went with the original group and served near the DMZ at Dong Ha in 1966-67. Enjoyed touring Fort Sill and showing Sharon where I trained and spent time before leaving with my unit. Thanks to our daughter, Jodi Baker for ably taking care of the store for us while we were gone.
Welcome to my page which is devoted to United States military veterans, their issues, problems, their accomplishments and their general goals in adapting to civilian life. We will be posting military photos of veterans and their distinguished service to our country as some have given the ultimate price. We also welcome posting, stories, personal testimonials and accounts of their heroic military service. I was personally in the United States Army from 1976-1980 with the MOS 13B10 (Field Artillery cannoner with specialties in CBR (Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare, Special Weapons and Psychological Warfare. I attended the United States Army Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and SIDPERS school. I had my basic training, AIT and permanent duty station at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. I am currently a homeless disabled veteran living in transitional housing as part of the Swords to Plowshares veteran program on Treasure Island in San Francisco, California. I give a hearty welcome to all mili ...
Oh yeah, yall pray for the 300 soldiers of Fort Sill's 1st & 14th Field Artillery Battalion that got deployed to S.Korea today! ♥
nope , I went to Fort Sill , home of the field artillery ... You'll be fine though ... Just run your *** off , and shoot !
Just got notification from IMCOM that I'm approved for the PAOQC at Fort Meade March 18-May 22 ... Two months away from home is icky, but I'll be 30 minutes from the National Archives storage site of Fort Sill/field artillery/Air Defense Artillery historical films! Hopefully I'll be able to do some research while I'm there.
How to neutralize the threat of enemy unmanned aircraft over forward operating bases was a topic addressed at the first Counter Unmanned Aerial System coordination meeting Dec. 5-6 at Fort Sill, Okla.
Have turkey, will travel...road trip to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Making Thanksgiving dinner for Sandr and a few of his Field Artillery buddies.
A three-rocket volley leaves the tubes of Singaporean Army M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers on West Range at Fort Sill, Okla.
Fort Sill, OK. Home of Field Artillery and a few special PATRIOT Soldiers.
Charlies address is: Charlies address is: PVT Charles Speicher 4040 Echo BTRY,1-19 Field Artillery, PLTClass 05-13 5970 South Boundry Road Fort Sill, OK 73503-5001 Just in case you would like to send him a letter (letters only for now)
The US Army Field Artillery & Fort Sill Museum was established by direction of the Chief of Field Artillery on December 10, 1934 and formally opened in Janua...
I got 13B Field Artillery and I'm going to Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
arrived at my first duty station, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. 4th Bn 4th Field Artillery
F Battery, 1st Battalion, 31st Field Artillery (BCT) My sister Sylvania Nicole Wilkerson will be graduating from basic training at Fort Sill OK on 10/26/12. Go Army.
43 Fort Sill soldiers from Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery are back home! Scott Miller is at the...
Currently in Fort Sill/Lawton, Oklahoma. Home of the Field Artillery. If you're in the area, let me know. In 2 weeks I'll be in Jersey.
Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery fire a salute to the tune of the 1812 Overture. The unit's six World War II-era M101 Howitzers each bear the name of a Medal of Honor recipient and are used for all ceremonial salutes at Fort Sill. Fires Center of Excellence
Too excited to head to fort sill, Oklahoma. I want to see where I used to live. Home of Field Artillery
friends and family if you want to write to kevin rodriguez at PVT KEVIN RODRIGUEZ4763 Bravo Btry.,1/19 Field Artillery,PLTB5970 South Boundary Rd Fort Sill,Ok73503,5001
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