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OKLAHOMA CITY – KOCO 5’s “On The Road Salute To Service Tour” kicks off a week-long celebration of our state’s military heritage and the dedicated service of our active duty and retired military personnel.

Oklahoma has a proud and unique history of service to the nation in all branches of military, in times of peace and war. KOCO 5 will showcase the people and stories of our state’s history of dedicated service. During the tour, KOCO 5 will visit military installations all around Oklahoma, tour facilities, meet service members and broadcast newscasts live from the communities visited.

The tour begins in Altus on Monday, Sept. 30, with a visit to Altus Air Force Base. KOCO 5 will broadcast the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news live from Altus City Park. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the tour visits Fort Sill, broadcasting the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts from the Fort Sill Field Artillery Museum. Wednesday, Oct. 2, brings the tour to Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City. KOCO 5 will broadcast the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news from Town Center Mall in Midwest City. Thursday, Oct. 3, takes the tour to Vance Air Force Base in Enid. KOCO 5 will broadcast live at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. from Enid’s Convention Hall. Friday, Oct. 4, the tour concludes with live broadcasts at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. from the 45th Infantry Museum in Oklahoma City. The museum is a unique showcase of Oklahoma’s distinguished military service, past and present.

The public is invited to join KOCO 5, sponsors and military guests for the live broadcasts each day.

And that’s not even half the show. Everyone is encouraged to come out early for the celebration that leads up to the broadcasts. Food, fun and festivities, including the Shape Your Future tent is open to all Altus residents from 4 to 6:30 p.m., also at the park.

Shape Your Future is a statewide initiative that encourages all Oklahomans to live healthier lifestyles by: eating better; moving more; and being tobacco free. And you can do all those things when you stop by the Shape Your Future tent for games, prizes, free apples and oranges and healthy living tips and information (www.ShapeYourFutureOK.com).
“Making small changes to improve your health can make huge differences in how you feel,” said Tara Turner, Nutrition and Fitness Coordinator with the Jackson County Community Health Action Team. “Simply eat better, move more and be tobacco free - that’s what Shape Your Future is all about.”

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