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  1. U.S. Army officials visited Leesville to hear concerns about a potential downsizingRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | KNOE-TV Monroe

    U.S. Army officials visited Leesville to hear concerns about a potential downsizing that could remove more than half the personnel at the Vernon Parish base. At Tuesday's listening session in Leesville, and concurrent events in Alexandria and Lake Charles, The community support stakeholders hope will play a big part in the Army's decision was on display.

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  2. Residents, officials rally support for Fort PolkRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Washington Times

    U.S. Army officials visited Leesville to hear concerns about a potential downsizing that could remove more than half the personnel at the Vernon Parish base. At Tuesday's listening session in Leesville, and concurrent events in Alexandria and Lake Charles, The Town Talk reports the community support stakeholders hope will play a big part in the Army's decision was on display.

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  3. Fort Polk troop cuts opposed in community meeting, newspaper reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    An Army medic tries to shield a 'wounded' soldier during a combat training exercise at Fort Polk in 2003. , hoping for a 2013 repeat in convincing the U.S. Army to spare Fort Polk when deciding where to focus downsizing, The Town Talk newspaper in Alexandria reports.

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  4. Dianne Mellion runs through 99 Second Shopping SpreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will provide free gun locks to residents, while supplies last, as part of Project Childsafe . The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will provide free gun locks to residents, while supplies last, as part of Project Childsafe .

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  5. Cenla residents, officials rally support for Fort PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Cenla residents, officials rally support for Fort Polk Once again, Central Louisiana showed it will do anything to keep Fort Polk strong. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Army officials visited Leesville Tuesday to hear concerns about a potential downsizing that could remove more than half the personnel at the Vernon Parish base.

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  6. Army urged to say 'yes' to Fort PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    Army urged to say 'yes' to Fort Polk From a strategic standpoint and a community support standpoint, Fort Polk should be growing instead of possibly shrinking. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: That message was heard again and again Tuesday night during the Alexandria portion of the Army Listening Session on Fort Polk.

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  7. Home of Heroes Faces Potential CutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Home of Heroes could soon be the home of potential cuts. Close to 6,500 active duty men and woman could be sent home from Fort Polk due to the military scaling back.

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  8. Lacassine Girls Basketball preps for Defending Champions, FairviewRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    What do you say to the team about to play the team who has won State the past 8 years. The same team they've played against and fallen to the last 4 years in the playoffs.

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  9. Longview police investigating shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Longview officers are on the scene of a shooting in Longview. Longview Police PIO Kristie Brian says that the shooting took place in the 800 block of Aurel Avenue.

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  10. More Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A large crowd showed up Tuesday night for one of three listening sessions to oppose proposed cuts at Fort Polk. Tuesday night's meeting at Lake Charles Civic Center is one of three sessions going on simultaneously in Alexandria and Leesville.

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  11. Soldiers 'fight on arrival' with new blue force tracking systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | The United States Army

    The Army's next-generation mounted situational awareness capability is now officially in the hands of Soldiers. Featuring satellite-linked situational awareness data and easy to use battlefield chat rooms, the Joint-Battle Command Platform, or JBC-P, system is taking part in a strenuous training exercise with Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, or 4IBCT, 3ID, which is the first unit equipped, or FUE, with this technology.

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  12. Fort Polk Listening Session to Be Held TomorrowRead the original story

    Monday | KLAX

    A listening session to keep troops at Fort Polk will be held tomorrow in Leesville and also at Alexandria City Hall via live stream. Organizers say while the session starts at six, doors at the Convention Hall will open to the public at five to allow enough time for signing in and getting seated.

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  13. Business owners react to upcoming Fort Polk decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Town Talk

    Business owners react to upcoming Fort Polk decision Mood upbeat, but nervous, about potential downsizing Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Many business owners in the Leesville area are upbeat about Fort Polk's chance to escape a major troop reduction. Even the most optimistic, though, can't help but be nervous about what the loss of thousands of soldiers would mean to the business community.

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  14. Pickering High Named in Top 5 High Schools in LARead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | KLAX

    The rural school is more than a century old and serves nearly 400 students. Many students are from military families at nearby Fort Polk.

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  15. Fort Drum Soliders Deploy To AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | HOT 107.9

    Officials at Fort Drum in northern New York say about 1,660 members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will deploy in the spring and summer to southern Afghanistan as part of Resolute Support Mission. It will be the brigade's fourth deployment to Afghanistan.

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  16. 3 ImagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Coastal Courier

    Infantrymen with the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team took part in a combined-arms live-fire training exercise Friday at Range B18, also known as Galahad Drop Zone. The exercise was part of the 4th IBCT's three-month training exercise called Vanguard Focus.

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  17. Fort Polk says goodbye to the 4th Brigade, welcomes the 3rd BrigadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | NOLA.com

    They may have only had a 10-year history, but it was a history rich with accomplishments." - Maj.

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  18. 3rd Brigade Combat Team reactivated at Ft. PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division was reactivated at a reflagging ceremony on Tuesday at Ft. Polk's 5th Aviation Hangar.

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  19. Fort Polk brigade combat team gets new designation, soldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | 13WHAM

    Tuesday's ceremony saw the deactivation of the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team and the reactivation of its 3rd Brigade Combat Team. The American Press reports the move boosted brigade strength by about 700 soldiers, with the addition of infantrymen and engineers.

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  20. Fort Polk brigade assumes name of deactivated Fort Drum unitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Watertown Daily Times

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Polk, La., assumed the name of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, previously based at Fort Drum, on Tuesday. “We will retain the legacy of 3rd Brigade previously assigned to Fort Drum, N.Y.,” said Col.

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