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  1. 1,000 paratroopers from 82nd Airborne headed to Iraq this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    Since 2003, parts of the brigade have deployed in support of U.S. efforts there on at least three occasions. Now, more than three years after the U.S. military presence in Iraq was thought over, about a quarter of the Panther Brigade will return with a new mission to help train Iraqi forces to fight ISIS.

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  2. Senior Afghan army leaders visit postRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Bayonet

    Five senior leaders from the delegation of the 203rd Corps of the Afghan National Army visited several training units on Fort Benning Jan. 12-15 to observe training briefings. The purpose was to learn about U.S. Army training and take lessons learned back to their own regional training center.

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  3. Community column for Jan. 20, 2015Read the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by LOWELL TILLEY -- 'Reflections in the Garden' -- Allen Owings, LSU resident professor at the Hammond Research Station, gave a historical outline of the development of roses to the Burden Horticulture Societys 'Reflections in the Garden' program Jan. 5. Shown are, from left, Mary Tauzin, Sarala Palliyath, Owings and Sheila Billingsley. Sharon and Gordon Phares and their grandson, Michael Polozola, were among the Baton Rouge area winners at the Northshore Camellia Club's annual show Dec. 20 at St. Scholastica Academy in Covington.

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  4. Fort Polk seeking career-minded military spouse spokespeopleRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | KLAX

    Are you a spouse on hiatus from your career but miss the working world? Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program has a solution for you. Fort Polk is searching for five military spouse spokespeople to be "the voice of the military spouse" in the community.

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  5. Vietnam War veteran recounts efforts to get off booze, drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Charles Bellizana doesn't like to dig up memories about his time in Vietnam but hopes his story will inspire other veterans to seek support when it's needed. Bellizana, 69, of Gibson, was 19 when he went to Vietnam in April 1966.

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  6. 50 Years & Still Loving ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | CNN

    Billy and I met in 1963 at Midtown Lanes Bowling Alley in San Francisco, CA. I was still in high school and he was working at a tire company.

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  7. Louisiana National Guard drone training center at Fort PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Stars and Stripes

    Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis says the unit has helped train 11 units at the Joint Readiness Training Center since August 2013, with 40 to 50 flight hours per group.

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  8. St. Tammany inmates train service dogs for veterans through jail programRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The Times-Picayune

    On a recent night, retired Army Sgt. Robert Wright was sick and couldn't get out of bed.

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  9. Louisiana receives conservation funding for rare snake, Fort Polk and other projectsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Advocate

    The rare Louisiana pine snake and the Fort Polk military installation share a common bond as beneficiaries of a new round of conservation projects announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wednesday. Louisiana received approval for four of the 115 conservation projects in the country that will share $370 million in federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program approved in the 2014 Farm Bill.

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  10. U.S. Army names next commanding general of Fort Polk, newspaper reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | NOLA.com

    The U.S. Army has named Brig. Gen. Timothy P. McGuire, left, to become the next commanding general of Fort Polk and its Joint Readiness Training Center.

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  11. Fort Polk to get new commanding officerRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A general who has taken on some sensitive tasks for the Army will be the next commanding officer of Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center located there. Army officials say Brig.

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  12. Another possible downsize of Fort Polk army baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The town talk reports the army will hold a meeting on March 3 in Leesville and listen to concerns from residents and the community about the effects reducing the number of troops stationed at Fort Polk could have.

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  13. Kisatchie jewel hunt - Late-season squirrel hunting tipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | Louisiana Sportsman

    There's plenty of squirrel-hunting action in the rolling hills of the Kisatchie National Forest - if you know where to look and how to get into position. Gray squirrels, often called 'cat squirrels' throughout the South, are the main quarry of squirrel hunters where Bob Childress hunts.

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  14. Probe soon over in Fort Polk soldier's deathRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 11 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Army investigators say they should be done in a few weeks with an investigation into the death of a Fort Polk soldier who died during his arrest by military police last September. An Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman told the American Press that a few remaining pieces of information are still being obtained.

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  15. Army again eyes downsizing Fort PolkRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 11 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Town Talk reports the Army will hold a meeting on March 3 in Leesville and listen to concerns from residents and the community about the effects reducing the number of troops stationed at Fort Polk could have. As the Army faces a drawdown from 490,000 troops to as few as 420,000, Fort Polk is one of the bases being considered for the cuts.

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  16. Ingalls works many high-profile cyber security casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | The Town Talk

    Ingalls works many high-profile cyber security cases Jason Ingalls works on many major network security cases Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: From his childhood in the Vernon Parish community of Hicks, little Jason Ingalls, a computer nerd, never dreamed of being a professional athlete or a fireman or policeman or even the owner of a general store like the man who lived next door. "I always wanted to be a fighter pilot, but I didn't have the vision to qualify," said Ingalls, whose sports involvement at Hicks High School was limited to running the video camera for basketball coach Paul Poe.

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  17. CPPJ elects new President and Vice PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The army stands to lose more than 40,000 soldiers in the coming years to meet budget. The drawdown would be from 490,000 to 450,000 possibly leading to a reduction to 420,000.

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  18. Fort Polk leaders discuss potential major cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The army stands to lose more than 40,000 soldiers in the coming years to meet budget. The drawdown would be from 490,000 to 450,000 possibly leading to a reduction to 420,000.

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  19. 'Last shot' for public to show support for Fort PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | The Town Talk

    'Last shot' for public to show support for Fort Polk Army officials coming to Leesville March 3 for listening session Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: People line 3rd and Texas streets in Leesville as members of the military pass by for a community meeting about the fate of Fort Polk in 2013. Stakeholders are hoping for another strong show of public support when Army officials come to town for a similar meeting in March. 35 comments

  20. Fort Polk Child Center closed tomorrowRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | KLAX

    Fort Polk's CDC 702, located on Utah Avenue, will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 8, due to loss of heat. It is in the best interest of the children to relocate them due to the cold spell coming through.

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