A Letter from Colonel Samuel Curtis


As part of our ongoing commitment to Soldiers and Families, we have long enjoyed a partnership with DoD STARBASE Oklahoma. In fact, we opened our first classroom on Fort Sill in Fiscal Year 2009.

The intent to offer DoD STARBASE under our Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program (F&MWR) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between our installation F&MWR Program, local schools, and DoD STARBASE Oklahoma has exceeded our expectation.

In the past, the program was offered through our Lawton Public Schools. However, with the new mandate to offer DoD STARBASE on military installations, Lawton Public Schools was no longer an option as a host site. Notwithstanding, school officials throughout the district were anxious to continue supporting DoD STARBASE and our children and was thrilled with the possibility of bringing the program to Fort Sill. Through this fantastic partnership, we have been able to enhance the learning experience for thousands of young minds. We often hear from educators and parents that DoD STARBASE is a favorite for students


Samuel W. Curtis




Posted September 2017