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  1. Army expects to cut nearly 20,000 troops in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Army expects to cut nearly 20,000 troops in 2015 Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division try to qualify for the Expert Infantry Badge this month at Fort Polk's Rosepine Training Site. The Army stands to lose 18,200 soldiers in the drawdown plan for 2015, through attrition and reduced accessions, but also with retention screening boards that may lead to soldiers being forced out.

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  2. DAV honors local WWII veterans at Christmas partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Coastal Courier

    World War II Army veterans Graydon Martin and William T. Mc Laughlin enjoy dinner at DAV Chapter 46 annual Christmas Party. Six local WWII veterans were honored at this year's event, including four who were all from Claxton.

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  3. Soldier surprises family for ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | News 4 Jax

    After spending half a year overseas, a local soldier and his family are getting the best Christmas gift of all. Specialist Troy Crews was on active duty in Afghanistan and his family is thankful to have their hero back home for Christmas.

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  4. Man tried to drive through checkpoint, charged with third-offense DWIRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A new scholarship is available for those wanting to take advantage of the expected economic expansion. Sasol provided more than $340,000 in funding for the program, which will award scholarships to about 50 people.

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  5. Postman travels through sea lions to make deliveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A new scholarship is available for those wanting to take advantage of the expected economic expansion. Sasol provided more than $340,000 in funding for the program, which will award scholarships to about 50 people.

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  6. Amber Alert: Search for missing Baton Rouge 4-year-old continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A new scholarship is available for those wanting to take advantage of the expected economic expansion. Sasol provided more than $340,000 in funding for the program, which will award scholarships to about 50 people.

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  7. 7News Sunrise: December 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    SASOL's big expansion in Mossville brings retired Lieutenant General Russell Honore to the area today. Plus, one couple's thousand mile journey to adopt a homeless dog in Fort Polk.

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  8. Louisiana T-Mobile customers eligible for refundRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Steve Humphries works at Fort Polk as the chief casualty officer, but that's when he's not wearing a big red suit. He is also Santa Claus and tells us it's a full time commitment.In just one year Santa Steve manages to see more than six thousand children, but he doesn't limit himself there.

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  9. Assumption Parish man shoots dog, takes daughter hostageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Steve Humphries works at Fort Polk as the chief casualty officer, but that's when he's not wearing a big red suit. He is also Santa Claus and tells us it's a full time commitment.In just one year Santa Steve manages to see more than six thousand children, but he doesn't limit himself there.

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  10. Nationally recognized Santa Claus in Southwest LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Steve Humphries works at Fort Polk as the chief casualty officer, but that's when he's not wearing a big red suit. He is also Santa Claus and tells us it's a full time commitment.In just one year Santa Steve manages to see more than six thousand children, but he doesn't limit himself there.

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  11. TRAFFIC: Interstate 10 eastbound remains closed near Hwy 171Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Steve Humphries works at Fort Polk as the chief casualty officer, but that's when he's not wearing a big red suit. He is also Santa Claus and tells us it's a full time commitment.In just one year Santa Steve manages to see more than six thousand children, but he doesn't limit himself there.

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  12. Jackson Named Bucs' Man of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    From granting scholarships to forming foundations promoting literacy, to getting kids active, these players represent the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact and are now eligible to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, presented by Nationwide. Three of these nominees will be selected as finalists for the award, named for the legendary Bears running back who passed away in 1999.

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  13. Westbrook: Lubbock veteran served during three warsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Joseph G. Do Padre served in the Army during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He has these medals as recognition of his service.

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    Saturday Dec 13 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Saturday morning, some 800 cemeteries nationwide took part in the annual 'Wreaths Across America' ceremony. Among those participating was the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville.

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  15. Pharmacy owners honored by chamberRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | The Town Talk

    Pharmacy owners honored by chamber Pill Box owners named Small Businesspeople of Year Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Jonathan Fricker , a preservation consultant, talks with Joe and Michelle Williams, owners of the Pill Box Pharmacies, about the former Guaranty Bank/Greyhound building on Bolton Avenue. The couple was presented with the Small Business People of the Year Award on Thursday.

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  16. No BRAC in 2017: Fort Polk not in danger of closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | The Town Talk

    No BRAC in 2017: Fort Polk not in danger of closing Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conduct a training exercise recently at Fort Polk in Vernon Parish. Stakeholders already are battling to spare Fort Polk from a personnel reduction that would have a significant impact on the area and state economies.

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  17. Maritime job fair held in New Orleans on Thursday for military members, veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | NOLA.com

    A job fair designed to link military veterans and members of the armed forces with jobs in the Gulf Coast's maritime industry is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., today, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Adminission is free.

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  18. Report: General's killer in Afghanistan fired 30 roundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | USA Today

    Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the first American general officer to be killed by combat fire since Sept.

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  19. Loud boom shakes south Natchitoches ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Deputies checked the area searching for a source but so far, nothing has been found. Authorities say they also checked with Fort Polk officials and no military training operations were held at Peason Ridge Sunday.

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  20. Experts optimistic GOP-led Congress will benefit ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | The Town Talk

    Experts optimistic GOP-led Congress will benefit Army Experts optimistic GOP-led Congress will benefit Army Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Soldiers conduct training at Fort Polk on Saturday when civilians and family members of soldiers were given a tour of the Joint Readiness Training Center at the Army base in Vernon Parish. Experts say the Army could benefit from the Republicans taking control of both houses of Congress beginning in January.

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