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Artillery Officer Candidate School
Fort Sill, Oklahoma

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Artillery OCS Reunion

There will not be a reunion of OCS graduates at Fort Sill during 2022. The Board of Directors of the Artillery OCS Alumni made the decision on March 24th. We understand the disappointment and frustration this causes for those who looked forward to gathering again this year with classmates and friends. Our last reunion was in 2019 and the reunions for the last two years were cancelled because of the Covid pandemic.

The Board of Directors reached the exceedingly difficult decision after considering the time and energy that will be required for the Heritage Center Project as soon as the Secretary of the Army accepts our gift offer, and we move to the building construction and creation of the displays.

Planning coordinating and executing the reunions is exhausting. The extent of general military support is fleeting, and JAG reviews of our activities no longer leave much wiggle room. What used to be is no more and what we have now is not what it once was. If things go as planned, we will try to have a reunion combined with an event to celebrate the opening of our Heritage Center project in 2023. We will post updates here, by email and on Facebook.

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The Artillery OCS Hall of Fame

The Fort Sill Artillery OCS Hall of Fame in Durham Hall (Building 3025) is closed. The Hall of Fame has been in this location since 1984 and operated and maintained by OCS Alumni volunteers since 1999. The entire OCS Collection was moved to a local storage facility and the building was turned over to the Fort Sill Directorate of Public Works on October 15, 2021.

Transition to a virtual on-line Artillery OCS Experience and Hall of Fame is underway. An extensive collection of OCS photos and historic documents is being prepared for a new Artillery OCS website. The items will be available to the public on interactive kiosks inside a 3,200 square foot annex to the south wing of the US Army Artillery Museum at Fort Sill. The new building, which is a gift to Fort Sill from the graduates and friends of the Artillery OCS will serve as a classroom-theater for the Museum and the walls will feature OCS history storyboards, display cases and other memorabilia.
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Check out the Photo Gallery!

The photo collection continues to grow. We have more than 9,000 photos contained in 198 albums! Included in these are 12 albums containing 338 class pictures from 1951 thru 1973. Check out the Photo Gallery for album links which include photos of the everyday life of a candidate, field training, past reunions and more. We encourage everyone to share OCS photos with us, so we can make them available for viewing on our website and in the Heritage Center.
You can contact us at: admin@artilleryocsalumni.com.
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Get the memories stirring:

images/ocsexperiencecover_med.jpg Check out "The OCS Experience (Memories of Robinson Barracks and Artillery Officer Candidate School Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1941-1973)" available in PDF format on the History Page.

We are compiling additional information for a new and expanded edition of "The OCS Experience" and encourage everyone to share stories and photos of their artillery OCS experiences. We are pleased to have received so many stories from graduates and have started the editing process. If we have enough interest in the new product, we will offer a professionally printed 8.5 x 11 laminated soft cover book for sale. It will also be available on-line in PDF format. We are currently at 650 pages with 331,000 words. It is loaded with new information.

Visitor Access to Fort Sill

If you do not have a current Fort Sill Visitor Access Pass or DoD ID Card you must register at the Visitor Control Center, building T6701. The Visitor Control Center is located on the southeast side of Bentley Gate on Sheridan Road.
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