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  1. All three components 'critical' to facing global uncertaintyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Army Times

    The Army is shaping its training efforts to try to make sure soldiers in the three components 'train as we're going to fight,' said the head of Forces Command. All three Army components must be ready to respond to 'the entire range of military operations' in an uncertain, volatile world, the commanding general of Forces Command said.

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  2. 789th EOD Company conducts field trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Bayonet

    Soldiers from the 789th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company conducted a field training exercise Oct. 13-16 at Fort Benning to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The company's mission is to provide stateside emergency response as well as to sustain operational readiness for deployment in support of overseas contingency operations as counter-improvised explosive device subject matter experts.

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  3. US paratroopers conduct largest drills since 9-11 with scenario reminiscent of fighting ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Russia Taday

    Late last month, the US Army completed the largest simulated ground-combat exercise since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in preparation for a confrontation with the likes Islamic State, which blends insurgent tactics with large ground-force maneuvers.

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  4. Genealogy Query - Sandra Kay Simms : Sandra Kay Sims : Shasta...Read the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Cousinconnect.com

    My name is Tammy Sue Tankersley. My birth name is Tammy Sue Shaw. My birth date was November 20, 1970.My birthplace was Fort Polk ,Louisiana.My fathers name was Terry Donald Shaw.

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  5. Larry F. BrungardtRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Hays Daily News

    He was born Jan. 7, 1950, in Hays to Vitus and Gertrude Brungardt. He attended St. Joseph Military School in 1968.

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  6. Landrieu touts past victories to woo voters in Republican strongholdRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | BayouBuzz.com

    Virtually no one expects incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu to carry places like Vernon Parish in her bid for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. In 2012, Barack Obama managed just 20 percent of the vote there.

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  7. Milley: Readiness helps Army face uncertain futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | MilitaryCity.com

    All three Army components must be ready to respond to 'the entire range of military operations' in an uncertain, volatile world, the commanding general of Forces Command said Monday. 'Our No.

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  8. Army: Fort Polk water safe; has 'aesthetic issues'Read the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Army Times

    Top officials at Fort Polk say the tap water on base is safe to drink, even if it is sometimes brown. The American Press reports that at a town hall meeting last week, an engineer said the water looks gross but is not dangerous.

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  9. Army: Fort Polk water safe; has 'aesthetic issues'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | WBNS

    Top officials at Fort Polk say the tap water on base is safe to drink, even if it is sometimes brown. The American Press reports that at a town hall meeting last week, an engineer said the water looks gross but is not dangerous.

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  10. Islander named 'Veteran of the Month'Read the original story

    Friday Oct 3 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Dan McMahon as the ninth recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program. A resident of the Town of Grand Island who served in the Army and spent time deployed in Vietnam, McMahon is the ninth recipient of a monthly honor presented by Grisanti through an application and nomination process coordinated by staff members who work in Grisanti's veterans' liaison office.

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  11. Former Fort Polk soldier claims to fight ISIL in Syria, paper reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | NOLA.com

    Jordan Matson of Wisconsin, who was stationed at Fort Polk during his short stint in the U.S. Army, claims to have traveled to Syria to join Kurdish fighters in the battle against Islamic Militants, news outlets are reporting. A former U.S. soldier from Wisconsin who spent part of his short stint in the Army stationed at Fort Polk in Louisiana claims to be fighting Islamic Militants in Syria, the Army Times newspaper reported .

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  12. Actor Gary Sinise Through The YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | ABC News

    Gary Sinise attendds the 25th National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, May 25, 2014, in Washington. Gary Sinise attendds the 25th National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, May 25, 2014, in Washington.

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  13. 1995: a What a beautiful place to dieaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | The Wichita Eagle

    Eleven years ago, Vern Kiesau finally looked at a place he had never wanted to see. A place he feared would incapacitate him with emotion.

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  14. 'The water at Fort Polk is safe'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | The Town Talk

    'The water at Fort Polk is safe' Experts try to soothe concerns from soldiers, families at town hall meeting Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Soldiers and their families were told at a town hall meeting Tuesday that steps are being taken to address the issues. The water at Fort Polk is safe, a battery of experts told soldiers and their families at a town hall meeting Tuesday.

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  15. 2 killed in fiery crash in Vernon ParishRead the original story

    Monday Sep 29 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    State police say two people died in a single-vehicle crash on West Hawthorne Road near U.S. Highway 171 in Vernon Parish. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says the driver, a 21-year-old man from Fort Polk, has been identified, but that victim's name has not been made public as Fort Polk authorities are making arrangements to notify next of kin.

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  16. Letter: Sen. Landrieu has brought jobs to La.Read the original story

    Monday Sep 29 | The Advocate

    I've seen a lot of attacks on Sen. Mary Landrieu's record recently. But the attacks are designed to distract from the issue that I care about more than anything else - jobs.

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  17. Fiery Crash in Vernon Parish Kills 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | KLAX

    State police say the 21-year-old driver, of Fort Polk, lost control of his car and hit a tree. Then the vehicle became engulfed in flames.

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  18. Casey Young.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A 23-year-old Fort Polk man has been charged with aggravated rape and sex crimes involving juveniles, authorities said. "The arrest stemmed from an investigation of sexual misconduct with a minor, which Young admitted to committing," the LPD said in a news release.

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  19. 2 killed in fiery crash in Vernon ParishRead the original story

    Monday Sep 29 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    State police say two people died in a single-vehicle crash on West Hawthorne Road near U.S. Highway 171 in Vernon Parish. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says the driver, a 21-year-old man from Fort Polk, has been identified, but that victim's name has not been made public as Fort Polk authorities are making arrangements to notify next of kin.

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  20. Fort Polk draws most comments against cuts, againRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | 13WHAM

    Fort Polk Progress, a nonprofit created to advocate for the base, says Army Environmental Command got more than 111,200 comments from 30 communities nationwide -- and 34,619 were against cuts at Fort Polk. Last year, Fort Polk supporters sent more than half the 8,000 comments for 20 bases.

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