Army Leader Plans Visit to Fort Sill

Ponca City Now - October 29, 2013 6:34 am

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – One of the U.S. Army’s highest-ranking officers is visiting Fort Sill as part of an effort to assess the health of the nation’s military.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John Campbell is scheduled to visit the southwest Oklahoma Army post on Tuesday.

An Army spokeswoman says the visit is one of several Campbell is making to installations across the country this week to look at what kind of programs are having success improving the health of soldiers.

Spokeswoman Ltc. Sophie Gainey said Campbell plans to visit Fort Riley, Kan., earlier Tuesday before arriving at Fort Sill. He has visits planned Wednesday to installations in Washington and California.

Gainey says Campbell is particularly focused on suicide prevention and how to help combat veterans transition to civilian life.

 

Latest Stories

Youth Fishing Clinic is June 7th at Lake Ponca

Ponca City Parks & Recreation is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife to host a...

Governor Stitt Asks Lawmakers To End Grocery Tax, Reduce Income Tax In Special Session

OKLAHOMA CITY –  Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is asking lawmakers to eliminate the state’s 4.5% sales tax on...

Kayaks For Rent at Lake Ponca Beginning Friday

The Parks and Recreation Department has kayaks available to rent Fridays through Sunday all summer long...