Your Name: Des B
Base Name: Ft Sill
Base Location: Lawton, OK
How long have you been here? Summer 2009 to present
What is housing like?
On-post? 2 bedroom: 10-12 months. 3 bedroom: 6 months
Off-post? Houses are not maintained not matter the realty company!
Any areas to stay away from? I haven’t found an area I feel safe.
Average price to rent or buy? 3 bedroom 1 bathroom duplex 900 sq feet for $600 a month.
Rate the PX & Commissary. the PX and Commissary are very small, but both have the best prices in town.
Activities on base? Library (full calander of events/activities every month), recplex, youth center, 3 pools (1 indoor), spray park, bowling alley, LETRA (beach, waterslides, mini golf, hunting, fishing, boating)
Active Spouses Club? Yes, Patriot Spouses Club, and FRGs.
Things to do in area? LETRA, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma City is about an hour away, Wichita Falls is about fourty-five minutes away.
School System? I do not have any school age children.
Any colleges in area? Cameron University
Jobs? (on post and off) ACS is very helpful with helping spouses find jobs.
Favorite aspect of this base/surrounding city? Hiking/exploring the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Least favorite aspect? Very small town, and not many stores.
Local websites? sillmwr.com
Any other tips? Be prepared to pay a lot in rent, pet deposits, utility deposits, and utility bills!