Army Community Service (ACS)

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays Closed

Contact

4700 Mow-Way Road
Bldg. 4700
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (580)442-4916 or +1 (580)442-4357

Military DSN Tel:
(312)639-4916/4357

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The mission of ACS is to facilitate the commander's ability to provide comprehensive, standardized, coordinated and responsive services that support Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, and Families regardless of geographical location and to maximize technology and resources, eliminate duplication in service delivery and measure service effectiveness.

Army Emergency Relief

Overview

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private, non-profit organization established to assist Soldiers and their Family members in emergency financial situations due to no fault of their own. Financial assistance is given in the form of an interest-free loan, grant, or combination of the two. Loans are repaid by an allotment.

To apply for AER assistance, the Soldier should be seen by the Unit Commander/1SG for interview/counseling to determine if the situation can be resolved through the chain-of-command or some other source. After determining that the Soldier has a valid emergency, the unit commander would then authorize the individual to seek AER assistance.

Services & Assistance

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private, non-profit organization established to assist Soldiers and their Family members in emergency financial situations due to no fault of their own. Financial assistance is given in the form of an interest-free loan, grant, or combination of the two. Loans are repaid by an allotment.

To apply for AER assistance, the Soldier should be seen by the Unit Commander/1SG for interview/counseling to determine if the situation can be resolved through the chain-of-command or some other source. After determining that the Soldier has a valid emergency, the unit commander would then authorize the individual to seek AER assistance.

Education Programs

AER’s Education Program is a secondary mission to help Army Families with the costs of education. The three separate scholarship programs are:

Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program
• Applicant must be the Spouse or widow(er) of an active duty or retired Soldier and reside in the United States. 
• Stateside applicants must be full time students. 
• First undergraduate degrees only.
• Active duty military personnel are not eligible.

Overseas Spouse Education Assistance Program Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund for Dependent Children.

Overseas Spouse Education Assistance Program 
• Applicants must be a Spouse of an active duty Soldier assigned in Europe, Korea, Japan, or Okinawa. 
• Applicants must physically reside with the Soldier at the assigned location. 
• First undergraduate degrees only.
• Off post students are not eligible.
• Spouses may be part time or full time students.

Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund for Dependant Children 
• Dependent children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children of Army Soldiers on active duty, retired or deceased while in active duty or retired status.

The children of Grey Area Reservists/National Guard are eligible as well.

Scholarship awards will be awarded up to half the cost of tuition. Scholarship awards are based on financial need, as evidenced by income, assets, Family size, and special circumstances.

Applications and instructions are available for all the scholarships on the AER website at www.aerhq.org

Resources & Forms

AER Checklist- use to determine the documentation needed to apply for assistance.

Commanders Referral Tri-fold- refers to instructions for requests for assistance through the streamlined Commanders Referral Program.

Application Forms
AER Form 700 Application
AER Form 600 Application (Commanders Referral Program)
AER Form 700-1 AW2 Application for AER assistance
AER Form 60 Bankruptcy Certification Form

Supporting Forms
AER Form 57R v6 Budget Planning Sheet
AER Form 53 Special Power of Attorney

Army Family Action Plan

Making a Difference in the Quality of Life for the Army

For over 30 years, AFAP has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for all military personnel (active, reserve, guard, retiree), family members, DOD employees, and Survivors.  It is a process that lets us say what is working, what is not, and how to fix it.  It alerts Commanders and Army leaders to areas of concern that need their attention and gives them the opportunity to put plans into place to work toward resolving the issues. 

 

An AFAP issue is any issue or concern that affects the readiness and quality of life at Fort Sill and/or the Army.  Issues can be submitted year-round through myarmyonesource.com or by contacting the program POC listed above.  Issues are reviewed by Agency/Unit leadership and the Garrison Command Team at the Installation Action Council.  The Council determines a course of action for resolution for each issue.  Many issues are resolved at the local level.  Those that cannot are forwarded to HQDA.

 

The community receives feedback on the issues through periodic updates on Facebook and the installation newspaper. 

 

Some of the AFAP Accomplishments at Fort Sill and Army Wide:

  • Dog Park on Fort Sill
  • Directional Signage at Fort Sill and Sheridan Road Intersection
  • Sidewalks throughout the Fort Sill Community
  • Pedestrian Light and Crossing at Mow-Way and Sheridan Roads 
  • Guaranteed Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Retirees
  • Developed first policy for the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Program
  • Extended educational benefits for Surviving Spouses
  • Toll-free Wounded in Action phone number and improved communication to families
  • Mandates state charge no more than in-state tuition rates for military personnel and their dependents
Army Volunteer Corps

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2017 Family of the Year! The McEunn family was chosen from 20 nominees.

 

Army Volunteer Corps Mission Statement 
Promote and strengthen volunteerism by uniting community volunteer efforts, supporting professional management, enhancing volunteer career mobility and establishing volunteer partnerships to support individual personal growth and life-long volunteer commitment.

Army Volunteer Corps Vision Statement 
A trained and resourced professional volunteer force supported by Army leadership and prepared to contribute to Army readiness and well-being.

What can volunteering do for you?  

  • Gain a sense of satisfaction/achievement by meeting challenges
  • Learn about the Army, its sister services, and the community
  • Acquire new skills and/or expand old ones
  • Obtain work experience
  • Build new friendships and become a cohesive part of the community

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Go to www.myarmyonesource.com to see all volunteer opportunities in the Fort Sill and surrounding communities. A Quick Start guide is provided below to help guide volunteers through the system.

Volunteer Registration

Every volunteer (to include youth volunteers) are required to be registered on www.myarmyonesource.com. In addition, a volunteer must also complete the DD2793 (below under Forms) and turn it into the Unit FRG or Organization Point Of Contact.

 

Contact Information

+1 (580)442-4916

Forms

Fort Sill Volunteer of the Month Nomination Form

2018 Fort Sill Helping Hands Nomination Form

Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Program

Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Program:

  • If you are in imminent danger and require immediate assistance call:  911
  • If you feel you need to speak to an advocate immediately call the 24-hours a day, 7 days a week hotline:  +1 (580)574-0871
  • If you would prefer to speak to a non-military advocate call:  1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
  • National Support Hotline call:  211

The Family Advocacy Program: Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Program provides comprehensive assistance and support to victims of domestic abuse to include, but not limited to crisis intervention, safety planning, assistance in securing medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, referral to military and civilian shelters and other resources available to victims. Victim Advocacy services are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to Soldiers and Family members who are victims of intimate partner violence.

 

What is Dometic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviors used to establish power and control over an intimate partner through fear and intimidation, often including the use, attempted use or threat to use violence. Abuse is any controlling, hurtful act, word, or gesture that causes injury to another’s body or emotions. Domestic abuse is not a disagreement, a marital spat, miscommunication or an anger management problem. The abuse can take many forms, such as verbal, emotional/psychological, financial, sexual and physical and usually escalates in severity.

It is a crime for any person to cause YOU any physical, emotional or sexual injury or harm EVEN if that person is your spouse/partner.

Types of Domestic Abuse (include, but are not limited to):

  • Physical – grabbing, pushing, holding, slapping, strangling (commonly referred to as choking), punching, biting, sitting or standing on, kicking, hitting with objects, destroying property, threatened or assaulted with knives, firearms or other weapons.
  • Sexual – forcible (nonconsensual) sexual activity by one’s intimate partner or pressured to engage with multiple partners.
  • Emotional – threats of violence, threats to kick you out of the house, threats to deportation/withholding immigration paperwork, withholding your important documents (social security card, driver’s license, birth certificate, etc), threat of suicide/homicide,mental degradation (name calling, social media slander/defamation of character, etc.), and isolation from friends/family.
  • Financial – withholding the spouse/partner’s military I.D. card and/or withholding any financial support (refuse to sign lease, taking your name off of the bank accounts, paying you an allowance, etc) as a means of power and control.

 

Warning Signs:

  • Your spouse/partner acts very controlling and embarrasses you with name-calling, putting you down in front of others. 
  • Your partner acts extremely jealous of others who pay attention to you (in public, phone call, text, social media, etc).
  • You become quiet and walk on eggshells when your spouse/partner is around you.
  • You are isolated from your friends and family members with limited or no contact.
  • Your spouse/partner takes/hides your money and/or credit cards and makes you ask for permission to use them.
  • Your spouse/partner controls what you do, whom you see or talk to and where you go.
  • You or your child experience constant fear, anxiety and/or outbursts of anger.
  • Your spouse/partner acts like the abuse is not a big deal, it’s your fault, or even denies doing it.
  • You often cancel plans at the last minute in order to appease your spouse/partner.
  • You see your partner violently lose their temper resulting in striking, breaking or destroying objects.
  • You often have injuries (from intimate partner violence) that are explained to others as accidents or self-inflicted.
  • You mention your spouse/partner’s violent behavior, but minimize, defend or laugh it off in order to protect yourself.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

Fort Sill FAP Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Program (DAVAP)

 

Employment Readiness Program (ERP)

The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) offers resources to help with your career plan and job search. Whether you’re a military spouse or Family member who just moved to a new installation, Retiree, or DoD civilian looking for new opportunities, or active duty Military, active Reserve, National Guard member, or Wounded Warrior, we’re here to help.

Our services include:

  • Up-to-date information on local, national, and international employment opportunities, job market trends and education, and volunteer resources
  • Classes and seminars on self-assessment and career exploration, resume writing, interviewing techniques, dressing for success, networking, and entrepreneurship.
  • Résumé critiques
  • Career counseling and individual career assessments
  • Job fairs and other hiring events
  • Teen/youth employment information
  • Computers with internet access, résumé-writing software, and typing tutorials
  • Virtual Career Library access

Contact your Employment Readiness Program manager (ERPM) for more information. Contact information for installation ERPMs can be found at Army OneSource

The Army Community Service Family Member Employment Readiness Program provides information and referral services in the areas of employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities to give the client the competitive edge needed to secure employment.

We provide current information and supportive services to minimize the employment problems associated with relocation.

 

Welcome to the Employment Readiness Program, a service offered to you by Army Community Service (ACS) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma! It is my pleasure to offer you an excellent program that provides you with the latest information on employment, education, training, transition, and volunteer opportunities.

Military transitions are always a challenge. To help you thrive with success through these changes, the Employment Readiness program gives you the tools and resources to be competitive while you are stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Prior to relocating, prepare and hand carry:

  • Your credentials and ensure that you have up-to-date records of employers’ address, title, etc
  • Transcripts
  • Certifications (if you have hold a professional certification, call ahead to find out that the procedure is for transferring your certification to the new location.
  • Update your resume.
  • Contact Past Employers for Recommendations.
  • Call the Employment Readiness at the new duty station.
  • Make contacts at the new duty station.
  • If a family member is looking for employment but does not have a Social Security Number, obtain one before you leave your present location. For information, call the Social Security Administration which is usually listed in the white pages in the telephone directory under” Social Security” Budget for unemployment.
  • A list of income and monthly expenses (home mortgage or rent, life insurance payments, food, transportation, etc) should be developed for the first six months after you move. Do not forget to include the additional expenses related to the relocations.
  • If you are a current Civil Service employee, consult your servicing CPAC office with questions about Military Spouse Preference opportunities, forms that should be hand carried, and the possibility of taking an extended leave without pay.
  • If employment will require background security investigation, maintain a current listing of previous residences and dates to facilitate completion of any requirements.

Collect and hand carry the following with you to your new duty assignment:

  • School transcripts.
  • Updated resume.
  • Name, addresses, and telephone number of three references.
  • These should not be your immediate supervisor.
  • Professional Certifications.
  • Special awards or honors.
  • Letters of recommendations/appreciation from current employer.
  • Volunteer career portfolio.

After relocation:

  • Contact the Employment Readiness Office
  • Survey Employment opportunities
  • Prepare Resume
  • Schedule Job interviews

If you desire personal assistance, plan to see the Employment Readiness Program at your installation 3 months prior to relocation and during the first three months following your arrival at the new duty station.

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Useful Links:

Federal Employment:
U.S. Army Civilian
USAJOBS
Military Spouse Employment Preference

Medical:
Indian Territory Home Health & Hospice
Spectrum Healthcare Resources 
Indian Health Services
Comanche County Memorial Hospital
Southwestern Medical Center
Duncan Regional Hospital 
Terrahealth, Inc.

Various Other Type of Employment:
AAFES
Cameron University
City of Lawton
Fort Sill Federal Credit Union
Kelly Services
Lawton Public Schools
State of Oklahoma
Northrop Grumman

Career Search Engines:
Indeed One Search All Jobs
Career Builder

Military Spouses Career Network

Army Spouse Employment Partnership (ASEP)
Military Spouse Career Center
Oklahoma Joblink
Military Spouse Job Search
America’s Job Bank

Various Contractors on Post:
Stanley and Associates
Eagle Systems and Services, Inc.
Lear Siegler Services, Inc
VT Griffin Services, Inc.
Oshkosh Truck Corporation
SecTek, Inc.

SAIC
Akima Corps

Tools:
Salary Tools

Youth Employment:
Teen Job Section
Student Jobs

Resources:
Career Builder
Career Resource Center
FedWorld Information Network
Military Spouses Career Network
Online Employment Review Magazine
Army Community Service
My Army Life too
Spouse Career Center

Disclaimer: These links do not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Fort Sill Army Community Service. The DOD, U.S. Army, and ACS are in no way responsible for any fees or costs you may incur by visiting or patronizing these sites.

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

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Fort Sill Out-of-School Home-Alone Policy

 

The US Army Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to the prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment of spousal and child abuse and neglect. The program provides a variety of services to Soldiers and Families to promote resiliency and readiness through the enhancement of relationship, coping and parenting skills. These skills help to decrease the incidences of both intimate partner violence and child abuse/neglect by helping families identify, establish and maintain their resilience.  This mission is accomplished through a variety of classes, groups, seminars/workshops and counseling and intervention services:

  • FAP prevention and education (enrichment classes and seminars/workshops)
  • Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Program (DAVAP)
  • New Parent Support Program (NPSP) 
  • Emergency Placement Care Program (EPC)
  • Support groups and individual counseling
  • For additional information, contact the Family Advocacy Program at +1 (580)442-4916

 

 

Family Members with Special Needs

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs. Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a Family member with a physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.

Family members must be screened and enrolled, if eligible, when the Soldier is on assignment instructions to an OCONUS area for which command sponsorship/Family member travel is authorized, and the Soldier elects to serve the accompanied tour. This screening consists of medical records review for all Family members, and developmental screening for all children 72 months of age and younger.

Soldiers are responsible for keeping their EFMP enrollment current as exceptional Family member (EFM) conditions change or at least every three years, whichever comes first.

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides an all-inclusive approach for community, educational, medical, housing and personnel services for Families with special needs. An exceptional Family member may be a child or an adult with any physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual disorder that limits the individual's capacity to engage in pursuits with peers or that requires:

  • Special treatment
  • Therapy
  • Education
  • Training

Respite Care Information: Army One Source: Exceptional Family Member Respite Care Program

Enrollment and Screening Information: US Army Medical Department: Exceptional Family Member Program

Contact InformationEFMP Manager +1 (580)442-4916

 

Learn About Army Life - Army Family Team Building

Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules offered through myarmyonesource.com.  The online training covers topics such as basic information about the Army, personal growth skills and leadership skills. AFTB improves personal and Family preparedness which enhances overall Army readiness and helps America’s Army adapt to a changing world.    

AFTB helps you to not just cope with, but enjoy the military lifestyle.  Many of the courses can be applied toward resume and career building, self-development and leadership skills.  AFTB provides the knowledge and self-confidence to take responsibility for yourself and your Family.  The training is available to Soldiers, Family Members, Department of Defense Civilians, and Volunteers. 

Level 1 or K (Military Knowledge)

Crucial for those who are new to the Army.  It introduces them to the basic terms, acronyms, and resources that are needed in order for them to successfully transition into the Army lifestyle.  Topics such as Military Acronyms and Terms, Chain of Command, Customs and Courtesies and Social Functions, and Community Resources are included as part of this course. 

Level 2 or G (Personal Growth and Resiliency)

Gain skills that will support your personal growth and resiliency.  Topics include; Improving Personal Relationships, Overcoming Stress, Time Management, Exploring Personality Traits, and Effective Conflict Management. 

Level 3 or L (Leadership Development)

Offers training to enhance an individual’s professional growth and leadership skills.  This training is valuable to individuals who are leaders, whether it is in the unit, the FRG, or the community.  Topics include; Resolving Conflict, Establishing team Dynamics, Developing Great Meetings, Effective Communication for leaders, and Examining your Leadership Style. 

ACS Instructor/Briefer/Facilitator Training

This training prepares Family Members, Soldiers, and Civilians to become effective Instructors, Briefers and/or Facilitators.  Prior teaching experience is recommended but not necessary.  Instructor Training  includes classes on Platform Skills, The Adult Learning, Managing the Learning Environment, Methods of Instruction and The Preparation Process.  Briefer training includes; Effective Briefings, Sharpening your Briefing Skills and Making Briefings your own.  Facilitator Training includes; Facilitation and the Facilitator, Facilitating the Group, and the ABC’s of Facilitation.

Mobilization & Deployment/Family Readiness Group (FRG) Training

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 a.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

4700 Mow-Way Road
Bldg. 4700
Google Map

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1 (580)442-4357

Military DSN Tel:
(312)639-4357

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Fort Sill Army Community Service (ACS) Mobilization, Deployment & Stability Support Operations (MD,SSO) Program strives to provide the  highest quality Family assistance and support services to all eligible Soldiers, military Families and emergency-essential civilians in support of military operations.  Our focus is to enhance unit cohesion and increase Soldier and Family readiness.  The following are a few of the main areas of emphasis for the program:

  • Provide guidance, resources and training for Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leadership and members, Family Readiness Liaisons (FRL’s) and Rear Detachment Commanders.
  • Support deploying units throughout the deployment cycle by providing information and material to Soldiers and Family members.
  • Assist and support individual mobilizing Soldiers.
  • Support Military Child Education Programs
  • Implement training, plans, and oversight for the Fort Sill Emergency Family Assistance Center team members.
  • Provide assistance and services to Families in Waiting and Repatriated Families

Mobilization Deployment Specialists are available to provide training in all phases of Deployment.

1. Family Readiness Group Training R.E.A.L (Readiness Essentials for Army Leaders)

  • FRG Leadership/Office Holders Courses
  • Family Readiness Liaison/FRG Leadership Workshop
  • Rear Detachment Workshop
  • OPOC for VMIS (Organizational Point of Contact for Volunteer Management Information System)
  • FRG Funds/Fundraising (Treasurer)
  • CARE Team Training
  • Key Contact Training (aka Key Caller)
  • FRG Networking, Resources & Inspections
  • Other supplementary and review courses available upon request. 

 

2. Pre-deployment

    Offer relationship and skills building classes:

  • Family Resilience Training
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families
  • Partner with Chaplain in offering marriage enrichment workshops, communications classes, and other relationship building opportunities.

    Provide OPREADY courses IAW DCS Checklist (Deployment Cycle Support):

  • Planning for Family Separation
  • Coping with Separation
  • Children and Separation
  • Financial Planning for Deployment
  • FRG Overview/OPD training
  • Commander/Deskside FRG Training
  • Assist Units with developing/reviewing Family Readiness plans.
  • Identify/contact high-risk Families to provide information on available military and community resources.
  • Courses/briefings to help Families sustain readiness throughout deployment

 

3. Deployment

  • Assist Units with developing/reviewing Family Readiness plans.
  • Identify/contact high-risk Families to provide information on available military and community resources.
  • Courses/briefings to help Families sustain readiness throughout deployment

 

4. Redeployment & Reunion

  • Provide Reunion/Reintegration training
  • Family Resilience Courses
  • Educate FRGs and Families on Reunion process
  • Identify and refer Families requiring special assistance

 

Resource Links

 

Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC)

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Need To Talk To Someone?

Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC) provide solution-oriented consultations to individuals, couples, families, and groups. 

The Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Program is designed to provide support and assistance to active duty Soldiers, National Guard & Reserves, military Family Members and Soldiers' significant others. Military and Family Life Counselors can help people who are having trouble coping with concerns and issues of daily life, the stress of the military lifestyle, parenting, etc. Also, units can select topics from the briefing/presentation library for training Soldiers/Families at unit meetings. 

Some Examples of Issues Include:

  • Adjustment/Transition
  • Stress
  • Marital/couples
  • Anxiety/Sadness
  • Deployment Cycle Issues
  • Communication
  • Anger
  • Work
  • Parenting
  • Grief/loss

MFLC Solutions:

  • Flexible appointment times
  • Flexible meeting locations
  • *Confidential
  • No Records Kept
  • FREE

*Duty to warn does apply in cases of threat to self, others, and any reportable abuse issues.

Building 4700, ACS Area, +1 (580)574-7362, +1 (580)574-7363, +1 (580)574-7364, +1 (580)215-2395 or +1(580)699-4759

New Parent Support Program

Expecting a new baby or do you already have the cutest baby or toddler in town? Give your baby the best with FREE and voluntary services that the New Parent Support Program (NPSP) offers for prenatal and postnatal education from Baby Massage Groups to customized breastfeeding support and more!

New Parent Support Program (NPSP) Supports You With:

  • Making parenting fun and practical
  • Ensuring healthy growth and development
  • Connecting with local resources
  • Providing tools that support successful and resilient parenting
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Boosting your confidence in parenthood
  • Adapting to military life
  • Developing a support system
  • Developing common ground with your spouse, partner or co-partner in the area of parenting
  • Networking to develop new friendships
  • Playgroups, Exploring the Parks and Caravan Club

NPSP is a professional team of Registered Nurses and/or Licensed Clinical Social Workers with extensive knowledge about topics and issues daily confronting military parents. Home visitors are sensitive to the unique challenges facing military families.

Visits are voluntary, confidential and arranged at your convenience (including lunch hour and early evening appointments). Each home visit lasts about 40 minutes to 1 hour and is tailored to meet your family’s needs, in the comfort of your own home.

What If We Are Not "New" Parents?

"New" Parents come in many different packages (parents of older children, adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents, guardian, etc.).  If you and your child/dependent are military I.D. cardholders, give NPSP a call to talk about home visits.
Let us help you fill your toolbox with the essential skills to tackle teething, tantrums, potty-training, discipline and more, all FREE for military families. The New Parent Support Program offers you the opportunity to express concerns and ask questions with a trained professional in the comfort of your own home.

 

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Newcomer's Information

Fort Sill Welcome Packet

Start Right "Soldier-In-Processing" 

Start Right "Soldier In-Processing"  orientation on Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m. at the Graham Resiliency Training Campus on 2934 March Road.  Please contact the Relocation Program at +1 (580) 442-4916 or +1 (580)442-2360 for more information.

Relocation Assistance

Telephone Numbers:

  • Post Operator, +1 (580)442-8111, DSN (312)639-8111
  • Fire, Police, Ambulance, 911
  • American Red Cross and the Armed Forces Emergency Service Center, +1 (580)442-2426

Healthcare

Fort Sill Housing

Area Housing

Entertainment and Travel

Child Care

Education

Local Employment

Important Links

Utilities

New to the Community

Fort Sill Welcome Packet

For information about Fort Sill community programs and agencies, you may contact our Information and Referral Program by calling any one of the following phone numbers between 7:30am-4:30pm (CT)

Pre-Arrival Support

  • Attention all PCSing personnel: After completion of your LEVY Section briefing, please visit your local Army Community Service (ACS) Center to receive assistance in preparation for your relocation.
  • Sponsorship Program: The Relocation Readiness team, Army Community Service (ACS), offers training to personnel who are responsible for the unit’s sponsorship program, and for personnel who will provide sponsorship services to newcomers. The training is offered online and in the classroom. You will learn the concept of the program, discuss AR 600-8-8, The Total Army Sponsorship Program, how to be an efficient sponsor and the difficulties encountered by both sponsors and newcomers.
  • Youth Sponsorship: The Child and Youth Services (CYS) School Liaison and the Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) assist our school age children in obtaining teen sponsorship. Relocation does not have to be hard on kids, and the sponsorship program is designed to ease the transition.

Military Installations Worldwide
http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil
This is the official Department of Defense Web Page containing detailed information about military installations worldwide! Obtain information, photos, phone numbers and maps to assist when relocating.

Fort Sill Web Page
http://sill-www.army.mil/
Installation-wide activities, information, maps, and important links are found on this web page. This is the official Fort Sill web page.

Welcome Packets
Fort Sill Welcome Packets are available for incoming Soldiers and Families at the Welcome Center (Bldg. 4700) and are provided during the Day 2 Newcomer’s Orientation. Welcome packets will be mailed upon request to individuals prior to arrival at Fort Sill. You can also customize your own welcome packet by visiting http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil website.

For a Welcome packet and/or questions please e-mail our office.

Arrival Support

  • Taxi Cab Service: The only taxi-cab service allowed to enter the installation is AmeriCab. The phone number is +1 (580)355-7777.
  • Weapons Registration: Bldg. 4700, Rm 231. IAW Fort Sill Reg

190-1, 10 June 2009, civilian employees working on Fort Sill; retirees who frequent Fort Sill for weapons-related purposes; and Military personnel assigned or attached to Fort Sill (who reside on post), will register their privately owned firearms (to include antiques, collectables, bows, knives (with more than a 3 inch blade), ceremonial firearms and operational war trophies) on the installation within one working day of the soldier or the firearm(s) arriving at Fort Sill. If a soldier does not yet have a unit assigned, the weapon can be registered without the Commander’s Signature.  If a soldier lives off post, then he/she needs to seek his/her Commander’s directive as to whether they are/are not required to register his/her weapons on Fort Sill.

  • Motorcycles: Must attend the Basic Rider Course prior to riding any motorcycle. Go online to https://apps.imcom.army.mil/airs using your CAC  card to signup for the following classes or call +1 (580)442-4215 for more information.
    • Remedial/Drivers Improvement Training
    • Intermediate Driver's Training
    • Basic Motorcycle Course
    • BRC2 (ERC) Course
    • Military Sports Bike Rider Course
    • ATV Training Course

Required documents: ID Card, Driver's License (with motorcycle endorsement), Defense Driver's Course Card (can be obtained at the Post Safety Office if you don't already have one), Motorcycle Registration (state), and Proof of Insurance.

  • Children Safety/Seat Belts: Use of child restraint seat and seat belts are the law in the state of Oklahoma and Fort Sill.
  • Cellular Phones: Use of cell phones while driving on the installation is prohibited unless you have an accessory for hands-free usage.
  • Off limits areas: Wooded areas, firing ranges, impact areas, and bodies of water are off-limits, except for units or personnel with proper authorizations.
  • Accidents: Report all traffic accidents to the MP station, Bldg. 1649, phone +1 (580)442-2102.
  • Lodging: Ensure you make your lodging reservations prior to your arrival. Don’t forget to inquire about the pet policy in lodging prior to making your reservations.

Military personnel and family members on orders to Fort Sill may contact our Fort Sill Lodging to secure room reservations, +1 (580)442-5000, DSN (312)639-5000 or toll-free +1 (877)711-8326 or visit http://www.ihg.com/hotels/us/en/reservation.

  • Housing Service Office: Located in the Welcome Center (Bldg. 4700). Contact the installation HSO prior to renting, buying, or leasing off-post. This is a necessary step to protect you from doing business with an agency that may be off limits or is one with accumulated complaints on file. +1 (580)442-5190, +1 (580)442-3778 or +1 (580)442-2813

Corvias Military Living On-Post Housing Fort Sill's on-post family housing is currently operated by Corvias Military Housing.  They can be reached at 580-581-2144 or  http://sill.corviasmilitaryliving.com.

  • Lending Closet: While waiting for your household goods to arrive, basic household items are available for loan (no cost) for up to 30 days! Items are for incoming and outgoing Service Members, Families and DoD Civilians. We have small electrical appliances, kitchen utensils, cookware, tableware, children items, sleeping folding mats, folding tables and chairs, and much more. We are located in Bldg. 4700 on the 1st floor within ACS. Closed on Holidays and Saturdays/Sundays. Please bring your military ID card and the copy of your PCS orders. Contact phone number is +1 (580) 442-4916 or +1 (580)442-3095.
  • Newcomers' Orientation: Fort Sill's Newcomer's Orientation "Start Right" is required for all active duty Soldiers. Family members are invited and encouraged to attend. The orientation is held on Wednesdays from 8:15 - 9 a.m. at the Graham Resiliency Training Campus (GRTC) on 2934 Marcy Road. A variety of installation agencies are represented and brief about their programs and services. If you are new to Fort Sill, come on out to the briefing and learn about this great assignment. Please contact the Relocation Program Assistant at +1 (580) 442-4916 or +1 (580)442-3095 for more information.
  • Reentry Briefing: If you are returning from an Overseas assignment, you will be made aware of the different symptoms associated with reverse culture shock. You will also learn how to identify the symptoms and how to take care of yourself and your family while going through this difficult stage. The reentry session is offered during the newcomers’ orientation every Tuesday.
  • Hearts Apart Waiting Families Program: Did you know that the Army sponsors have a waiting families program at each installation? The program is designed to assist families geographically separated due to mission requirements (Drill Sergeants, Deployments, Unaccompanied Tours...). Call +1 (580)442-2360 for more information.
  • Culture Connection: The Fort Sill Culture Connection Program is specially designed for our military multi-cultural family members. We want to welcome our foreign-born spouses and embrace them into our community. For more information, call +1 (580)442-4916 or +1 (580)442-3095. We have a very active and fun group.
  • Immigration/Naturalization Information and Assistance: Soldiers wanting information or assistance regarding citizenship, immigration/naturalization should contact Legal Assistance at +1 (580)442-5058. These services are offered free on-post. An Immigration Law and Issues class is offered quarterly. English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered in the local community. For more information, call +1 (580)442-2360.
  • Home Alone Policy: If you have children, be aware of the Fort Sill’s Home Alone regulation. The age of your child determines if she/he can be left home alone and for how long. You may stop by ACS to obtain material on this policy or access USAFACFS Regulation 210-12 for details.

Reporting to Fort Sill: 

Permanently Assigned to Fort Sill: Report to the Personnel Processing Branch or Welcome Center, Building 4700, Mow-Way Road, Monday - Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

After duty hours and weekends, all Soldiers report to the east entrance of Building, 4700 Mow-Way Road, +1 (580)442-3217. If you are unaccompanied SGT (E5) or below a temporary room will be provided for you. Soldiers accompanied by dependent family members, or SSG (E6) or above must check with lodging building 5676 (Ferguson Street).

  • Basic Training: Report to 95th AG Battalion, (Reception Station) building 2855 on Craig Road
  • Advanced Individual Training (AIT): Report to Bldg. 6007 or Bldg. 6018

Contact your Relocation Readiness Program office for assistance in any of the topics mentioned here, or any other issue you may encounter when planning your relocation.

Marine Inbound Personnel:

Upon arrival at Fort Sill, report to the Marine Corps Artillery Detachment, Building #759, 759 McNair Avenue for administrative processing. The telephone numbers are +1 (580)442-3979 or +1 (580)442-6199. The Staff Duty extension is DSN (312)639-5615. Inbound Officers should contact the Detachment Executive Officer, +1 (580)442-6498, as your PCS date nears so we know when to expect you. For more information check out the Fort Sill Marine Corps Detachment homepage at http://sill-www.army.mil/usmc/index.htm.

  • Shopping: Shopping is available on and off post in the Lawton-Fort Sill community. Although this is a relatively small community, you will not miss the large city commodities. Keep in mind that our location allows for quick trips to Dallas, TX and Oklahoma City for shopping needs as well.
  • PX: Find your local PX in Bldg. 1718 Macomb Road, a 58-thousand square feet store.
  • Commissary: The newly remodeled Commissary sits back to back from the PX, building 1719 Macomb Road. Call +1 (580)442-3601 to get a recording of the Commissary hours.

Additionally, you will find Shoppette/gasoline stations on Sheridan Road and Fort Sill Blvd.

Fort Sill and the US Army do not imply endorsement of any of the off-post or non-military agencies listed.

Pre-Departure Support

  • Overseas-bound orientations: Mandatory for Soldier going to overseas locations including Hawaii, Europe, Japan, Korea, Alaska and Middle East locations. Whenever only one or two individuals are PCSing to a specific location, deck side orientation is offered. Although the orientation is mandatory for Soldiers, spouses are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • CONUS bound orientation: This is a generic informational orientation offered to Soldiers and family members relocating to stateside installations. This briefing assists with many aspects of the relocation process.
  • PCS Workshop for Spouses: Timelines, tips, and advice to ensure your next move is less stressful. Call ACS to RSVP +1 (580)442-4916.                                                                         
  • Relocation Financial Planning ClassOffered by ACS, Financial Readiness Program. This briefing is mandatory for E1 – E4 service members.
  • Sponsorship ProgramAll PCSing Soldiers are offered the opportunity to request a sponsor from the gaining installation. A sponsor request, DA Form 5434 should be filled out and presented to your unit.
Survivor Outreach Services

We honor Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the security of our Nation by supporting and caring for their Survivors. The Army is committed to providing sustained support to surviving Family members to ease their loss, help them through a very difficult time and provide support for as long as they desire.

Losing a loved one is an especially difficult time for those left behind. In addition to the grief the family will suffer, they will also be faced with several issues and questions about a life built around the Army. Some of these will be addressed immediately by the Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO), but some will not surface for many months or years – long after the Casualty Assistance process has ended. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) can help. Fort Sill Survivor Outreach Services provides support for Families of the Fallen living in Oklahoma and Arkansas.  

Fort Sill Survivor Outreach Services: 

Support Coordinator: +1 (580)442-4282

SOS Financial Readiness Counselor: +1 (580)442-4329

  • Extend support to Families both before and after crisis by maximizing cooperation between governmental and non-government agencies.
  • Facilitate support groups where Families and individuals can share feelings, concerns, thoughts, resources, and information in a safe and understanding, setting.
  • Maintain personal contact with Survivor Families with phone calls, cards, and mailings.
  • Offer on-site professional financial counseling to assist Families in adjusting to their unique monetary circumstance following the loss of a loved one.
  • Help to train Family Readiness Groups, Care Teams, Casualty Assistance Officers, and Army Leadership about the program and Survivor issues.
  • Conduct special events to provide Surviving Families an opportunity to interact and share in a social setting.

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Gold Star Pins

http://www.goldstarpins.org is aimed at raising awareness of the Gold Star Pin and to ensure that our Gold Star Families receive the respect and honor they are due.

When you see someone wearing one of the Gold Star Pins, know that he or she has lost a loved one who selflessly served our nation.