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Fort-Polk, Louisiana is located in Vernon Parish. Zip codes in Fort-Polk, LA include 71459. The median home price in Fort-Polk is $215,900.

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Tuesday Jul 8 | The Town Talk

Our View: Your help needed today to save Fort Polk

Last week the Army released its 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, which estimates the projected impact of a potential reduction of an additional 70,000 soldiers and associated reductions in Army civilians, down to an Active Component end-strength of 420,000 soldiers.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

UPI

Cubic receives contract extension for JRTC training support

The U.S. Army has exercised a seventh option year for support of pre-deployment training services for U.S. troops by Cubic Applications Inc. The training consists of exercises that include situational interactions, live fire, force-on-force and integrated Live-Virtual-Constructive training.

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USA Today

Soldiers call for rolled sleeves in the summer

For Spc. Milt Perkins, the summer heat at Fort Polk is like a Louisiana steam bath.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Town Talk

Army pairs Louisiana National Guard units with Polk brigade to improve training

To make up for lost time and money, the Army has ramped up its combat training center rotations this year at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Jalopnik

This Secretive Island Has Fake City For Navy SEALs To Train On

Navy SEALs are known for their incredible abilities to sneak into well guarded places undetected and taking down enemy threats with incredible violence of action.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Times

Army examines Fort Polk

Central Louisiana would experience significant adverse effects from a downsizing at Fort Polk, Army officials acknowledge in a recent report detailing proposed cuts at several installations.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

The Town Talk

Pineville man watched Huey P. Long over decades on Main Street

Lacy W. Rogers has had a front-row seat to witness the changes throughout the years at Huey P. Long Medical Center.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

The Town Talk

Fort Polk facing large potential cuts again

Fort Polk again is facing major cutbacks that stakeholders feel could have a devastating effect on the Central Louisiana economy.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

NOLA.com

Fort Polk could lose 6,500 soldiers under Army reductions

An Army medic tries to shield a 'wounded' soldier during a combat training exercise at Fort Polk in 2003.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Fort Drum remembers soldiers, civilian killed during deployments in 2013

That was the question posed by Lt. Gen. Michael L. Oates as he spoke to the families of 10th Mountain Division soldiers and a civilian killed while serving there in 2013.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

The Town Talk

FreedomFest on Fourth of July at Fort Polk to feature Little Big Town

The event is free and open to the public. In addition to music, there will be fireworks and plenty of food, as more than a dozen food vendors will be on hand.

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Sat Jun 21, 2014

The Times

Fort Polk brigade welcomes new commander

Col. Guy Jones assumed command of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division during ceremonies Thursday at Warrior Field on the Vernon Parish Army base.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014

The Town Talk

Soldier of another breed: Dog, handler form close bond during time together

Man's best friend. Fido. Spot. Whatever you may call them, having a dog by your side is as American to some as apple pie.

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