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10 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Final push to save Fort PolkFinal push to save Fort PolkFort Polk's...

The end is drawing near for citizens to voice their concerns over potential cutbacks at Fort Polk, an Army base in Vernon Parish.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX), Leesville, LA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Town Talk

Advocates work to save Fort Polk from cutbacks

Advocates work to save Fort Polk from cutbacks Business leaders urge citizens to sign petitions to save Fort Polk from impending cutbacks Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/19/advocates-work-save-fort-polk-cutbacks/14317493/ Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress, speaks at the Rotary ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, England Air Force Base, US Air Force, Alexandria, LA

The Town Talk

Alexandria, Pineville rallying for Fort Polk

Alexandria, Pineville rallying for Fort Polk Alexandria and Pineville are fully on board when it comes to supporting Fort Polk.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, Pineville, LA, Alexandria, LA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Town Talk

Advocates work to save Fort Polk from cutbacks

Advocates work to save Fort Polk from cutbacks Business leaders urge citizens to sign petitions to save Fort Polk from impending cutbacks Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/19/advocates-work-save-fort-polk-cutbacks/14317493/ Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress, speaks at the Rotary ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, England Air Force Base, US Air Force, Alexandria, LA

The Town Talk

Alexandria, Pineville rallying for Fort Polk

Alexandria, Pineville rallying for Fort Polk Alexandria and Pineville are fully on board when it comes to supporting Fort Polk.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, Pineville, LA, Alexandria, LA

The United States Army

Fort Polk unit teaches building bridges for a better Afghanistan

Approximately 15 Afghan National Army Soldiers with National Engineering Brigade and Afghan civilian engineers came to Kandahar Airfield, Aug. 9-13, to gain a better understanding of the bridge technologies coalition forces have brought to their country.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

NOLA.com

Public has one week left to comment on Fort Polk downsizing plan, newspaper reports

U.S. Army soldiers from the 349th Combat Support Hospital transport a mock patient during an exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk in August 2009.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, Alexandria, LA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Town Talk

School more proof of support for Fort Polk - Our ViewSchool more...

School more proof of support for Fort Polk - Our View New $21 million school for military children underscores commitment Army has in Leesville Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/opinion/2014/08/17/school-proof-support-fort-polk-view/14137065/ If the leaders of the U.S. Department of the Army need any more ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, Leesville, LA, Opinion

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Bayonet

101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear

FORT POLK, La. — Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division , ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military

Sat Aug 09, 2014

The Town Talk

Iraq mission could require up to 15,000 ground troopsIraq mission...

Iraq mission could require up to 15,000 ground troops Military experts say 15,000 ground troops may be required to support operations in Iraq Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/09/iraq-mission-require-ground-troops/13843605/ In this 2008 photo, soliders from Fort Polk's 4th Brigade Combat ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US Navy, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

Wed Aug 06, 2014

The News-Star

Slain US general in Afghanistan started at Fort Polk

Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war materiel.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Command and General Staff College, Aberdeen Proving Ground, World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Is Fort Polk's water safe? Officials say yes, experts disagree

Courtesy to Stars and Stripes This photo, taken at a Fort Polk home in April by a resident who asked to remain anonymous, shows the tap water discoloration, compared to bottled water on the right.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Times

Bossier-Barksdale educational partnership wins national award

Educational partnerships between Louisiana communities and their military bases won prestigious national awards in Washington, D.C., this week, among them Bossier Schools and Barksdale Air Force Base.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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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Examiner.com

Identity of Soldier killed in training accident released

Last night the military released the identity of a Soldier who was killed in a training accident Thursday, July 24. Sgt.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Times

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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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort-Polk, LA, Weather

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