FORT SILL

Introduction

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434th Field Artillery Brigade participates in Operation Mungadai, Fort Sill

 

Welcome to Comanche County, Oklahoma. Lawton, the county seat and fifth-largest city in the state, is located approximately 90 miles southwest of Oklahoma City and has a population of approximately 100,000. This Great Plains city sits south of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, 59,000 acres of grasslands providing a natural habitat for bison, deer and elk. It is home to Fort Sill, which provides jobs and an economic boost to the community. Lawton is the distribution center for cattle, dairy and agriculture, as well as manufacturing and processing plants.

Comanche County encompasses more than 1,000 square miles and consists of prairie lands with gently rolling hills and few trees. It is surrounded by Kiona, Tillman, Cotton and Caddo counties with the Wichita Mountains to the north. There are more than 124,000 people living in the county with the bulk of the population residing in Lawton.

Living in Comanche County and Lawton means access to shopping and recreation, as well as education and medical services. Residents can enjoy a small-town atmosphere while still experiencing cultural diversity and modern conveniences. There are museums, festivals and annual events to enjoy, as well as parks, recreational areas and three major lakes. And Oklahoma City is less than two hours away, affording the "big city lights" to those who crave it.

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