Located just north of Lawton, Fort Sill has an annual total economic impact of $1.9 billion and encompasses about 94,000 acres or 145 square miles of mountains, rolling hills and prairie. It is home to a military population of about 16,500 and the civilian workforce totals about 7,000. Approximately 60,000 family members live on post or in the surrounding communities, and there are approximately 23,300 military retirees living in the region.
Fort Sill is designated as the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence (FCoE) and is home to the Field Artillery School, Air Defense Artillery School, Army Training Center, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, two Army Fires Brigades, two Air Defense Artillery Brigades, and many tenant units. As the result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), the Air Defense Artillery School has fully made the transition from operations at Fort Bliss, Texas to its new permanent home at Fort Sill. Due to be completed in 2011, the Armed Forces Reserve Center will co-locate Oklahoma National Guard and Reserve units.
Fort Sill’s mission is to sustain current and future force readiness by training soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines as an essential element of the joint and combined arms team.
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