Senator Randy Bass, Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee in the Oklahoma State Senate and member of the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission, said today’s announcement that Fort Sill will gain troops is a huge victory for Lawton/Fort Sill.
“The city of Lawton and the communities in southwest Oklahoma should be commended for their unwavering support of Fort Sill that without a doubt played an important role in bringing more troops to Fort Sill,” Bass, a Democrat from Lawton said.
The lawmaker said it is obvious by the 3,600 increase in military personnel to the Lawton post that the US BRAC commission recognizes the importance of the hard work and dedication of the brave men and women who are stationed at Fort Sill.
“This Army post plays an important role in the defense of our country and the defense of freedom around the world. Today’s announcement makes Fort Sill a driving force behind the continued effort to protect Oklahoma and make tomorrow better for our children.” Bass said. “It also ensures that the economy in southwest Oklahoma will continue to grow as a result of the new jobs that will be added to Fort Sill in Lawton.