Fort Sill

Fort Sill is a United States Army post north of Lawton, Oklahoma, about 85 miles (136.8 km) southwest of Oklahoma City. It covers almost 94,000 acres (38,000 ha).[2]

Fort Sill
Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma

Shoulder sleeve insignia of units stationed at Fort Sill
Coordinates34°40′16″N 98°23′23″W
TypeMilitary post
Site information
Controlled byUnited States
Site history
Built1869
In use1869–present
Garrison information
Past
commanders
MG Mark McDonald
GarrisonUnited States Army Field Artillery School
United States Army Air Defense Artillery School
75th Field Artillery Brigade
31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Old infantry barracks at Fort Sill.
LocationLawton, Oklahoma
ArchitectUS Army
NRHP reference No.66000629
Significant dates
Added to NRHP15 October 1966
Designated NHL19 December 1960[1]

The fort was first built during the Indian Wars.[3] It is designated as a National Historic Landmark[1] and serves as home of the United States Army Field Artillery School as well as the Marine Corps' site for Field Artillery MOS school, United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and the 75th Field Artillery Brigade. Fort Sill is also one of the four locations for Army Basic Combat Training. It has played a significant role in every major American conflict since 1869.[4]


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