Fort Sill soldiers head for Kuwait

Tuesday, December 14th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) -- A battery from Fort Sill is headed to Kuwait, where the group of more than 100 soldiers will spend several months working in a variety of capacities. Meanwhile, other soldiers are getting ready to return to the state.

A departure ceremony was held Monday for the soldiers in Fort Sill's Batter A, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery. About 125
soldiers in the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery are making final preparations to return to Fort Sill. They have been in Kuwait the past six months.

Col. Colen Willis, commander of the 212th Field Artillery Brigade, said soldiers in the battery will be among Americans helping keep Iraq from making any aggressive moves against the oil-rich nation.

They also will take advantage of opportunities for combined arms training with other Americans taking part in Operation Southern
Watch, and for some joint training with soldiers from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Willis said.