Army leader visits Oklahoma's Fort Sill Tuesday

LAWTON — One of the U.S. Army's highest-ranking officers is visiting Fort Sill as part of an effort to assess the health of the nation's military.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 29, 2013
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LAWTON — One of the U.S. Army's highest-ranking officers is visiting Fort Sill as part of an effort to assess the health of the nation's military.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John Campbell is scheduled to visit the southwest Oklahoma Army post on Tuesday.

An Army spokeswoman says the visit is one of several Campbell is making to installations across the country this week to look at what kind of programs are having success in improving the health of soldiers.

Spokeswoman Ltc. Sophie Gainey said Campbell plans to visit Fort Riley, Kan., earlier Tuesday before arriving at Fort Sill. He has visits planned Wednesday to installations in Washington and California.

Gainey says Campbell is particularly focused on suicide prevention and how to help combat veterans transition to civilian life.