Posted on Apr 20, 2020
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Anyone have any insight on Fort Sill and what it's like being stationed there? My husband and I are possibly headed there next by the end of the year. My husband and I are dual military but he is ETSing next month. Just wondering what day to day life is like and what work will look like as an 88M and where I might possibly end up unit wise. We are PCSing from NTC with 2 small kids.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Heard that it was cold during the winter months, and you roast in the summer months.
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SFC Richard Williamson
SFC Richard Williamson
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Used to have a lot of really big guns. Hot/humid in the summer.
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SFC Richard Williamson
SFC Richard Williamson
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They used to have a lot of really big guns there, and it's hot/humid in the summer. An occasional tornado. As for the good side, I've never heard, and that's with 20 yrs experience.
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PVT Steven Hoffman
PVT Steven Hoffman
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Very cold, I was stationed there 1983-1986, 1st winter there came out of barracks to see knee deep snow everywhere. I'm originally from Monterey, CA.
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MAJ Terry LaFrance
MAJ Terry LaFrance
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PVT Steven Hoffman - Don't really get snow anymore.
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SGT Bleddyn Wilson
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Visited once ugly
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not bad. there are some pretty good places to eat in Lawton and there are things to do within easy driving distance. Never been stationed there but have spent a LOT of time there as a contractor doing radar testing. As far as day to day life of an 88M? prepare to be disappointed. My nephew was 88M stationed at Sill and was bored out of his skull. Lots of PMCS and routine stuff. Occasionally he would get tagged to drive a vehicle to haul a radar or other equipment out to the test ranges. And watch out for the snakes. Rattlers as big as your freaking leg. I opened up my radar one morning and found a 6 footer coiled up inside the laptop compartment.
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SSG Jason Trammell
SSG Jason Trammell
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Now Sir, dont be scaring the Soldiers, lol.
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MAJ Terry LaFrance
MAJ Terry LaFrance
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SSG Jason Trammell - He's not wrong about the trans unit not having much to do. My first duty station was there in the TC.
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SSG Jason Trammell
SSG Jason Trammell
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MAJ Terry LaFrance I was referring to the snakes. I was with 15th TC. We stayed pretty busy when I was there. We used the PLS W/CHU (Container Handling Unit) so we were always moving stuff around and training.
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