As one of the five Army Basic Combat Training installations, Fort Sill sees thousands of additional men and women every year. Approximately 1,400 families live on-post. A wide variety of activities are available for families including bowling, fishing and golf.
Fort Sill is home to the Fires Center of Excellence. The Air Defense Artillery School, Field Artillery School, Basic Officer Leaders Course and Fort Sill NCO Academy make Fort Sill one of the best Army training centers. The latest tactics and equipment are used to provide world-class education to officers and soldiers in all stages of their careers.
The nearest city to Fort Sill is Lawton, Oklahoma. Area temperatures range from 44 degrees Fahrenheit in January to an average of 81 degrees Fahrenheit in July. The city of Lawton is home to two sports bars, several casinos and two art galleries. Because Lawton is a small town, most shopping and entertainment is found outside of the general area. Oklahoma City is 90 miles from Fort Sill and Wichita Falls, Texas is only 50 miles south of the installation.
There are two elementary schools on-post, Sheridan Road Elementary School and Geronimo Road Elementary School. Six other elementary schools provide transportation to and from school for children who live on-post. The four middle schools and three high schools provide afternoon transportation to the Youth Services Center.
Reynolds Army Community Hospital is located at Fort Sill. The facility handles the primary and specialist care needs of service members and their families during their stay at Fort Sill. Pharmacy, behavioral health, laboratory services and same-day surgery can all be obtained at Reynolds Army Community Hospital. The hospital has a 24-hour emergency room and 157 inpatient beds, including 16 suites in the Maternal Child Unit.
Picerne Military Housing manages family housing at Fort Sill. There are two distinct neighborhoods, Southern Plains and Old Calvary Post, that include a total of nearly 1,400 homes. Single family, duplex and fourplex homes include amenities such as off-street parking, dishwasher and laundry room. There are three swimming pools and a splash park, three fitness centers, a golf course and a fully-equipped library on-post.
Temporary housing is obtained by contacting Fort Sill Lodging. Reservations may be made in advance. One facility allows pets, but prior notice is recommended to ensure a pet-friendly room is available.