Thousands of students from Fort Sill elementary schools, Soldiers, employees and family members from across post and the surrounding community walk, run and march up Fort Sill's Sheridan Road during the start of the first CG's Challenge-Western Miles Fitness Walk Tuesday.
Maj. Gen. Peter Vangjel, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general, challenged area students to get fit. Students from most Lawton Public Schools, along with area schools including Elgin and Walters, took part during different parts of the day. A total of about 15,000 people were expected to take part in the walk at different sites in the area.
The walk is an idea that comes from the Fort Sill Army Family Covenent, which was signed one year ago.