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Old 10-26-2007, 11:37 PM
 
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Hello all!!

I'm originally from WA. State and I use to live near the army post in the city of Tacoma. I can honestly say that WA is a beautiful state, so I would like to live in a nice, clean, pretty, fun state. I am not much of a small town girl, I like to be able to shop at 3am if I have the urge to and I've always lived in or around military post and as of right now, I am living in Puerto Rico, but soon to be relocating to either Lawton (ft.sill) or somewhere in KY (ft.Knox) and since I've never been to neither states, I cant decide where to move to, but my soon to be husband wants me to make the final decision, but I need some help. Can someone please give me some insights about OK/Lawton?

[font='Times New Roman']Which Army Post is better= Ft. Sill or Ft. Knox?
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:43 AM
 
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I can give you insights on the Fort Knox area and the parts of Louisville near Kox, but not Oklahoma.

You might want to post your question on the Oklahoma forum?
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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We lived in Lawton, Ok home of Ft. Sill from 1989 to 1991. I'm sure it's grown since then but it was pretty small and only had one pitiful mall (anchor stores Monkey Ward and Sears Whoopee!) . The big thing is when Walmart came to town and if you worked at Goodyear you were set. Ft Knox is close to Louisville with beautiful Ky surrounding and alot more to offer. Go for Ft Knox.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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I moved to Lawton-Ft. Sill from Louisville, KY. I am familiar with both Ft. Sill and Ft. Knox areas. Depending on what you seek is the decider. Ft. Sill is in Lawton, OK and is growing. The town is very old but working to get better. Don't let the stories of crimes scare you, most are by gangs on gang members. A recent string of buglaries but they caught them. There is a small mountain and lakes nearby, national wildlife refuge where buffalo and elk roam free, prairie dogs and other natural fun places nearby (ie: Turner Falls) the weather is good if you like the outdoors, motorcycles, boats and such. Ft. Knox has more snow days and winter. Ft. Knox is in a old area, too, but closer to Louisville (45 miles) than Ft. Sill is to Oklahoma City (80 miles) There is more nightlife within reach of Ft. Knox than Ft. Sill. So, if you are the outdoors type, go for South and Ft. Sill, if you are more about excellent shopping and metro areas, go for Ft. Knox. Another thing to consider is discrimination and racial problems. In Lawton there is such a mix of population because of Ft. Sill being an outprocessing base many races retired and live here and acceptance is almost immediate. In Ft. Knox and Louisville, there is a lot of racism. I am a Human Resource Director and had to deal with a lot more "red necks" in Kentucky than in Oklahoma. Just an FYI. It seems it would be opposite but Ft. Sill population mix helps the area.
I hope this was posted in time to help.
Jim
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