FACT: In 1925, the first Marine artillerymen entered the #USArmy School of Artillery at Fort Sill
FORT SILL, Okla.-- On May 16 the U.S. Marine Corps Artillery Detachment commemorated more than 60 years of training Marines at the Army Field Artillery School at Fort Sill. Marines have had a presence at Fort Sill for almost 95 years, when the first Marines reported to the School of Musketry in 1917. In 1925, the first Marine artillerymen entered the School of Artillery. This celebration commemorated the decades of joint forces training between the Marine Corps Artillery Detachment and Army Field Artillery School. Brig. Gen. Brian McKiernan, Field Artillery School commandant and chief of FA, welcomed the Marines, distinguished guests and visitors who gathered for the event. "Marines have been, and will remain at the forefront here at Fort Sill, in forging the next generation of Marine and Army artillerymen and Fires supporters," McKiernan said. "I personally cannot thank t...