Dustin Decker's Army BCT Graduation information

Dustin Decker's Army BCT Graduation information

We are gathering a crew of family and friends for a road trip to Lawton, Oklahoma to witness our very own PFC Dustin Decker graduate from U.S. Army Basic Combat Training.   Graduation ceremonies for the 1st Battalion - 79th Field Artillery (1-79 FA Charlie Battery), U.S. Army, Fort Sill, will be held Friday, September 24 at 1:00pm (that's 13:00 as Dustin would call it now) in the Sheridan Theatre. 

(See attached map)

Directions from Oklahoma City:
Route: Take I-44 to Lawton, OK and take the “Key Gate” exit. Go thru main gate traveling west on Sheridan Road.

Parking Pass:
Place printed parking pass on dash and present your picture identification (driver’s license).

Cell Phone Use: **** Driver cannot use cell phone while driving on base unless using a hands free device*****

Continue west on Sheridan road after passing thru main gate. Sheridan road will curve and then go south. Sheridan Theatre will be on your right or West Side.

Each battalion should have a sign similar to this one to help direct you to the Sheridan Theatre.  Dustin is in - C Battery 1/79th FA

Doors open at 12:45 pm.   I would arrive early. There is no limit on the number of people who can come to the graduation so plan on fighting with the family and friends of 200 or so soldiers to get a seat. (When we went to Miles Holladay’s graduation there was standing room only.)

Photos: It is permissible to photograph and videotape activities, however this permission does not extend to the rest of Fort Sill. While photography is allowed of ceremonies and family or social events, unrestricted videotaping and photography by the public on the installation is prohibited. Photography is also allowed of historical exhibits at the Fort Sill Museum, including those which are outdoors, but not of nearby family quarters and office buildings. You are welcome to bring a camera to the graduation, but please exercise caution and do not point it in the direction of installation facilities, buildings, and military equipment which are not part of the graduation activities.

Leave us a note to let us know if you plan to attend so we'll be sure to look for you!  Since Putnam City Schools are out this day we hope several of Dustin's younger friends will join us.

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