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Fort-Polk, Louisiana is located in Vernon Parish. Zip codes in Fort-Polk, LA include 71459. The median home price in Fort-Polk is $215,900.

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16 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Family united with old family photos

A Lake Charles man, Rick Buller, found old photo wheels with picture slides where his aunt works, Brussard Gregg and Neal Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Lake Charles.

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20 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Role players make situational training possible at Fort Polk

AAR says it has signed with a major carrier to begin employing mechanics in Lake Charles in the next few months.

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23 hrs ago | WTLV

Local soldier dies in Fort Campbell training accident

A 101st Airborne soldier from Fleming Island died during training on Thursday during what was termed "a routine vehicle movement to a training area" at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

News 4 Jax

Fleming Island soldier killed in training accident

Officials say a 20-year-old Fleming Island soldier was killed Thursday during a training accident at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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The Town Talk

From the start, Fort Polk played key role in preparing troops

Fort Polk owes its existence to two things above all others -- available land and warm weather.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Times

Fort Polk soldier dies in Sabine crash

A Fort Polk soldier who was a passenger in a military Humvee died Thursday when the vehicle overturned, partially ejecting him, Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said.

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Vitter: Border Surge Has Impact on Louisiana

Having failed to get a response to a series of questions he posed recently to the nation's Secretary of Homeland Security, Senator David Vitter says he has had to "dig around" to find out how Louisiana is being impacted by the surge of children from Central America crossing the U.S. border.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

New Vernon Parish superintendent discusses plans for upcoming school year

"It's a demanding job, but I'm excited about the new challenge," said Superintendent, James Williams.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Fort Polk to hold emergency response exercise

Both MidSouth bank and the Better Business Bureau are alerting consumers to a phone scam attempted on hundreds if not thousands of people in our area.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Iowa man charged with obscenity

Both MidSouth bank and the Better Business Bureau are alerting consumers to a phone scam attempted on hundreds if not thousands of people in our area.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Ex-soldier gets nearly 18 years for abusing child

Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a parish worker accused of stealing more than 2,000 gallons of gas in June.Detectives say 36-year-old Corey Richard used several parish fuel cards to help himself to more than $7,000 worth of fuel.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Town Talk

Former Fort Polk soldier sentenced for sexual abuse of child

A former Fort Polk soldier has been sentenced to almost 18 years in prison for the sexual abuse of a child younger than 9, according to a release.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Town Talk

Meet the staff: Melinda Martinez, photographer

It was primarily due to my college photo instructor that I decided to pursue photography as a career.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Town Talk

Beads & Boos: Support those who are supporting all of us

Beads: To Fort Polk Progress, the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and everyone who is working to get the word out in support of Fort Polk.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Town Talk

Our View: Your help needed today to save Fort Polk

Last week the Army released its 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, which estimates the projected impact of a potential reduction of an additional 70,000 soldiers and associated reductions in Army civilians, down to an Active Component end-strength of 420,000 soldiers.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

UPI

Cubic receives contract extension for JRTC training support

The U.S. Army has exercised a seventh option year for support of pre-deployment training services for U.S. troops by Cubic Applications Inc. The training consists of exercises that include situational interactions, live fire, force-on-force and integrated Live-Virtual-Constructive training.

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USA Today

Soldiers call for rolled sleeves in the summer

For Spc. Milt Perkins, the summer heat at Fort Polk is like a Louisiana steam bath.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Town Talk

Army pairs Louisiana National Guard units with Polk brigade to improve training

To make up for lost time and money, the Army has ramped up its combat training center rotations this year at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Jalopnik

This Secretive Island Has Fake City For Navy SEALs To Train On

Navy SEALs are known for their incredible abilities to sneak into well guarded places undetected and taking down enemy threats with incredible violence of action.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Times

Army examines Fort Polk

Central Louisiana would experience significant adverse effects from a downsizing at Fort Polk, Army officials acknowledge in a recent report detailing proposed cuts at several installations.

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