Spc. Gale Lindley, left, gunner, aims the Stinger MANPADS surface-to-air missile system inside the renovated Improved Moving Target Simulator as team chief Spc. Stephen Shafer directs fire. Lindley has three steps to follow before the missile leaves the tube: Identify whether a target is friend or foe, push a safety and actuator device to start the battery for the missile and then uncage the missile to actually fire it.
Deciding to become an Avenger crew member comes easy for young soldiers once they see the shoulder-fired Stinger MANPADS (Man-Portable Artillery Defense System) shoot its surface-to-air, heat-seeking missiles.
The Lawton Public Schools Police Department released photos Friday of a suspect vehicle pulling the trailer of band equipment stolen from the MacArthur Middle School parking lot Thursday morning. The photos, obtained from a security camera at a nearby business, shows the trailer belonging to the MacArthur High School marching band being pulled through the intersection of Southeast 45th Street and Gore Boulevard at 12:36 a.m.
The Lawton Public Schools Police Department is hoping security camera footage obtained from a business near the intersection of Southeast 45th Street and Gore Boulevard will help them find a trailer full of band equipment stolen from MacArthur High School early Thursday morning.
After it rained all night, the water level rose in Alaska’s McNeil River, making it hard for the brown bears to find fish. Here Lawton photographer Kenny Seals catches the action when two adult males tangle over a catch.
What might be the stuff of nightmares for some was a dream come true for two Lawton photographers. After three years of trying, Kenny Seals and Dave McGowen drew into a lottery that allowed them to see brown bears up close in their native habitat, fishing for salmon in Alaska's McNeil River.
Blaine H. Smith Jr., left, executive director of the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments, thanks U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe at a Duncan get-together Friday for his support in securing surplus equipment for fire departments in rural areas.
DUNCAN  Joined for lunch by 30 Southwest Oklahoma supporters overlooking the picturesque layout at The Territory Golf and Country Club here on Friday, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe predicted the Republicans will wrest control from the Democrats and take over the U.S. Senate after the November general election.
From left, Jalin Barnett, Darreyl Patterson and Jack Meservy listen to coach Ryan Breeze (not shown) at a scrimmage on Friday at Cameron Stadium.
Lawton High steamrolled through its regular season schedule with a perfect 10-0 record in a full Class 6A in 2013.
Bungie Studios’ “Halo 3” was one of the headline games of the Xbox 360, helping it surge in popularity during the seventh console generation. All three systems of that generation, including the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, pushed the it to be the most popular time in gaming yet.
As the first releases of the holiday shopping season approach, the previous generation of consoles begins to take a back seat to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Spc. Gale Lindley, left, gunner, aims the Stinger MANPADS surface-to-air missile system inside the renovated Improved Moving Target Simulator as team chief Spc. Stephen Shafer directs fire. Lindley has three steps to follow before the missile leaves the tube: Identify whether a target is friend or foe, push a safety and actuator device to start the battery for the missile and then uncage the missile to actually fire it.
The Lawton Public Schools Police Department released photos Friday of a suspect vehicle pulling the trailer of band equipment stolen from the MacArthur Middle School parking lot Thursday morning. The photos, obtained from a security camera at a nearby business, shows the trailer belonging to the MacArthur High School marching band being pulled through the intersection of Southeast 45th Street and Gore Boulevard at 12:36 a.m.
After it rained all night, the water level rose in Alaska’s McNeil River, making it hard for the brown bears to find fish. Here Lawton photographer Kenny Seals catches the action when two adult males tangle over a catch.
Blaine H. Smith Jr., left, executive director of the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments, thanks U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe at a Duncan get-together Friday for his support in securing surplus equipment for fire departments in rural areas.
From left, Jalin Barnett, Darreyl Patterson and Jack Meservy listen to coach Ryan Breeze (not shown) at a scrimmage on Friday at Cameron Stadium.
Bungie Studios’ “Halo 3” was one of the headline games of the Xbox 360, helping it surge in popularity during the seventh console generation. All three systems of that generation, including the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, pushed the it to be the most popular time in gaming yet.

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