• The historic Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section "Flying Artillery" performs at the Lawton Rangers Rodeo Aug. 11. The annual event showcased cowboy culture and techniques for four days in the summer.

    Field Artillery Half-Section

    The historic Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section "Flying Artillery" performs at the Lawton Rangers Rodeo Aug. 11. The annual event showcased cowboy culture and techniques for four days in the summer.

  • Shelby Bowen, Lawton Rangers Rodeo queen, carries the American flag into the arena. Cowboy culture was on display at the Lawton Rangers Rodeo Aug. 11. Events included horse riding, steer wrestling and a performance by the Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section.

    Rodeo queen

    Shelby Bowen, Lawton Rangers Rodeo queen, carries the American flag into the arena. Cowboy culture was on display at the Lawton Rangers Rodeo Aug. 11. Events included horse riding, steer wrestling and a performance by the Fort Sill Field Artillery...

  • The Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section enters the rodeo arena at the start of its performance Aug. 11. The performance during the Saturday military appreciation night was more significant as it demonstrated to Soldiers in attendance what past field artillerymen did during World War I.

    Ridin' through

    The Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section enters the rodeo arena at the start of its performance Aug. 11. The performance during the Saturday military appreciation night was more significant as it demonstrated to Soldiers in attendance what past field...

  • Members of the Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section get ready to fire their cannon during their performance at the Lawton Rangers Rodeo Aug. 11.

    Fire away!

    Members of the Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section get ready to fire their cannon during their performance at the Lawton Rangers Rodeo Aug. 11.

  • Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general, swears in 50 Delayed Entry Recruits into the Army from the Lawton Recruiting Station during the rodeo. The audience stood during the swearing in and gave a loud applause to the new recruits after their oaths.

    Swearing in

    Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general, swears in 50 Delayed Entry Recruits into the Army from the Lawton Recruiting Station during the rodeo. The audience stood during the swearing in and gave a loud...

  • A rodeo competitor attempts to wrestle a steer during one of the events. Once the steer is released from the gates the goal is to wrestle it to the ground as fast as possible.

    Ropin' and wranglin'

    A rodeo competitor attempts to wrestle a steer during one of the events. Once the steer is released from the gates the goal is to wrestle it to the ground as fast as possible.

  • A cowboy successfully wrestles a steer to the ground. Rodeos demonstrate cowboy techniques and tricks with all types of livestock including horses and bulls.

    Steer down

    A cowboy successfully wrestles a steer to the ground. Rodeos demonstrate cowboy techniques and tricks with all types of livestock including horses and bulls.

FORT SILL, Okla.-- The historic Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section "Flying Artillery" performs at the Lawton Rangers Rodeo Aug. 11. The annual event showcased cowboy culture and techniques for four days in the summer.

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