U.S. Army Field Artillery School
A Basic Training Base
UNITED STATES ARMY TRAINING CENTER
Basic Training Family Support Page.
This page will answer most questions that arise.
I'm lost what do I
do? My son is there in basic training, and I have not heard a
You soldier will be in contact with you
during his time here. They will let you know when they
graduate, where to go and what to do. First and
foremost, don't worry they are in good hands.
leaving home, make certain your soldier has met all the
requirements for graduation and will be granted pass
privileges during your visit. Your soldier should
provide this information no later than the eighth week
of basic training.
Where are your nearest
The nearest airport are the Dallas Texas(4 hours) and
Oklahoma City(2 hours) Airports, both are close to Fort
Sill, Dallas is further than OK City.
What Airport do you
When you fly into smaller airports it
would probably connect from a larger airport, and you would
then be paying for that connecting flight. Unless you live
close enough to drive, I recommend flying into Columbia
and renting a car.
I need a room on Fort
Fort Sill is an Army Base not a City and
doesn't have places like,
Joins the Main Gate of Fort Sill and is where most people get rooms while
visiting Ft. Sill, OK.
Will we get to see
my soldier much at all during graduation?
Graduating soldiers with visiting adult family members
(spouse, parents, grandparents or legal guardians) may,
at their commander's discretion, receive an on-post
pass on Family Day and an off-post pass following
Graduation. It is absolutely vital that your Soldier
return from pass at the specified time. While on pass
soldiers must remain in uniform and are not allowed to
drive, drink any form of alcoholic beverage or use any
tobacco product. Please check your soldier's individual
unit home page for more information.
normally ship to their next training location on
Saturday. This travel is by military provided or
members, spouses, and relatives may transport Soldiers
to their next training destination. There are
restrictions/limits, however. Please contact your
Soldier's company to determine eligibility.
remaining at Fort Sill for Advanced Individual
Training may receive an overnight pass after
in-processing at their new training units. You should
check with your Soldier's individual unit for more
importantly, you will meet - and spend time with your
the heavy training demands placed on your soldier, please
make your own transportation and
lodging arrangements. Please note that our
installation strictly enforces all traffic rules and
regulations. Also, please be advised that civilians
are not authorized to utilize any facilities on post, unless
accompanied by a service
any reason there is an emergency at home and you need to
contact your soldier, please call the
through your local chapter, hospital, or law enforcement
agency. The RED
CROSS maintains an efficient 24-hour worldwide notification
sure you have your soldier’s social security number and
address to avoid a delay in service. There is no
charge and most importantly, such notification
gives us the ONLY official confirmation that the
commander needs to grant emergency leave if demanded by
For non-emergency contact, or for further assistance,
please write, call, or e-mail the Company
Commander. On a personal note,
you can eat anywhere on Fort Sill without an Id, but you
will not be able to buy gas, or shop the PX or Commissary.
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