Lawton Fort Sill Co-Op program
Building Friendships Since 1980
The Lawton Fort Sill Cooperative Program (Co-Op) was established for the purpose of encouraging and fostering a spirit of friendship, mutual cooperation and understanding between military and civilians in the Lawton Fort Sill region. The program affiliates the military from Fort Sill with civilian businesses and organizations in the community. Co-Op members work together on community service projects and participate in sporting and social events, both at Fort Sill and in Lawton.
Co-Op Signature Events
The Buffalo Burger Cookout
Thousands of buffalo burgers are served to Co-Op members and their families. Activities include concerts, games and contests. Photos
The Co-Op Annual Banquet and Dinges Award
The Co-Op Member of the Year is awarded the Major General Edward A. Dinges Award in memory of one of the program founders.
The Bill Smith Memorial Golf Tournament
Military and civilian teams compete each spring for top honors and the traveling trophy in memory of another program founder.
The City of Lawton Trash Off Campaign
Co-Op members have traditionally been the largest participating group in this all-volunteer effort to sweep the City of Lawton clean.
Military Appreciation and Family Fun Day
Co-Op families take a break during the hottest days of summer to cool off at Fort Sill’s LETRA, featuring a sandy beach, miniature golf and a water slide.
Fort Sill Open House
In the month of August, Fort Sill schedules two days for Co-Op members to visit the post and get up close and personal with the military environment.
The Co-Op Softball Tournament
There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to enhance camaraderie between civilians and Soldiers. Trophies are awarded to the winning teams. Photos