Imagine spending eight hours in a backyard without any shade, water or sunscreen during July in Southwest Oklahoma. While some people are working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in an air-conditioned facility, their furry friends may be panting and dreaming of the beach as they lie on the grass in the summer heat.
It's been a long time coming, but a contract has finally been awarded to build an Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Training Support Facility inside of Fort Sill's Key Gate.
Twelve years since its establishment, the Comanche Nation College will close at the end of the month, although tribal officials say the building will continue to used for educational purposes. 
It takes a lot to leave this columnist dumbstruck. When Chance Ballard stopped into Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's edition of "Today's Best Soundemonium ... for now!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and this columnist, it happened. 
Fifty-three air defenders of 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery (ADA), received a big Fort Sill welcome Wednesday after returning from a nine-month deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operations Freedom Sentinel and Inherent Resolve.
With the compound bow held firmly straight out in front of him, only the fingertips of his right hand next to his checkbone moved, releasing the bowstring  his arrow soon embedding itself dead center in the bullseye.

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