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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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13 hrs ago | KLAX

Get a Close Look at U.S. Army Chaplain Training

Today we're getting a first-hand look at the training done by Fort Polk soldiers, especially the Unit Ministry Team.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Town Talk

Alexandria, Pineville rallying for Fort Polk

Alexandria, Pineville rallying for Fort Polk Alexandria and Pineville are fully on board when it comes to supporting Fort Polk.

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KLAX

Community Officials Urge Citizens to Sign Fort Polk Petition

Community officials are urging everyone to sign letters of support to save Fort Polk.

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The United States Army

Fort Polk unit teaches building bridges for a better Afghanistan

Approximately 15 Afghan National Army Soldiers with National Engineering Brigade and Afghan civilian engineers came to Kandahar Airfield, Aug. 9-13, to gain a better understanding of the bridge technologies coalition forces have brought to their country.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

KLAX

APD Officer Shoots Fort Polk Soldier Over Weekend

State Police are investigating an APD officer-involved shooting that happened over the weekend.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Town Talk

Cenla rallies to fight possible cutbacks at Fort Polk

Cenla rallies to fight possible cutbacks at Fort Polk Army enters final week of public comment period on possible troop reductions at bases Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/17/cenla-rallies-fight-possible-cutbacks-fort-polk/14214565/ Fort Polk could lose up to 6,500 of its current ... (more)

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Town Talk

Early morning shooting involves Fort Polk soldier, APD

Early morning shooting involves Fort Polk soldier, APD Fort Polk soldier shot while brandishing gun Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/16/apd-shooting/14168723/ A soldier from Fort Polk was shot by an Alexandria Police Department officer while brandishing a gun early Saturday morning, ... (more)

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Norwalk Citizen News

Construction begins on school near Fort Polk

The American Press reported the new South Polk Elementary School will have a capacity of 1,000 students in first through fourth grades.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Town Talk

Construction begins on Fort Polk elementaryConstruction begins on...

Construction begins on Fort Polk elementary A $21 million project to replace South Polk Elementary is expected to take about 2 years.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

City of Lake Charles to support Fort Polk Progress

Fort Polk Progress, the citizens action group dedicated to preserving Fort Polk from future cuts, is asking the City of Lake Charles for support.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Warrior Adventure Quest gives returning soldiers fun getaways

More than 100 soldiers from Fort Polk were treated to a day of tubing on the Ouiska Chitto, as a part of the Warrior Adventure Quest.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

The Town Talk

Iraq mission could require up to 15,000 ground troopsIraq mission...

Iraq mission could require up to 15,000 ground troops Military experts say 15,000 ground troops may be required to support operations in Iraq Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/09/iraq-mission-require-ground-troops/13843605/ In this 2008 photo, soliders from Fort Polk's 4th Brigade Combat ... (more)

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The Town Talk

Concerns raised over contaminants in Fort Polk's waterConcerns raised ...

Concerns raised over contaminants in Fort Polk's water Officials: steps being taken to ensure safety Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/09/concerns-raised-contaminants-fort-polks-water/13814737/ Fort Polk officials say they are working to ensure that the base's water supply is safe after ... (more)

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Times

Slain general's career began at Fort PolkSlain general's career began ...

The two-star Army general who became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars got his start at a Louisiana post.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Examiner.com

Is Fort Polk's water safe? Experts say it is not

The officials at Fort Polk, Louisiana say that the water is safe; however, toxicology and health experts say that the water could be contaminated with lead.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

US general killed in Afghanistan served at Fort Polk

A man who wreaked havoc on two households two years ago this month now heads to prison.

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The Daily Caller

Drake Associates Stalker .300 Win. Mag.

Perhaps the strongest suit of the Drake Associates Stalker series of high-end bolt-action rifles is the many ways the guns can be personalized to an individual shooter.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Is Fort Polk's water safe? Officials say yes, experts disagree

Courtesy to Stars and Stripes This photo, taken at a Fort Polk home in April by a resident who asked to remain anonymous, shows the tap water discoloration, compared to bottled water on the right.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

KLAX

Vitter Says Fort Polk Being Considered to House Immigrant Children

U.S. Senator David Vitter says three sites are being considered in Louisiana to house the thousands of unaccompanied children on the border from Central America.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Times

Bossier-Barksdale educational partnership wins national award

Educational partnerships between Louisiana communities and their military bases won prestigious national awards in Washington, D.C., this week, among them Bossier Schools and Barksdale Air Force Base.

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