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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 | NOLA.com

Obama administration drops plan to open shelters for Central American children

This June 25, 2014 file photo shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally as they are stopped in Granjeno, Texas.

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18 hrs ago | KLAX

Mike Small to Defend Fort Polk Soldier in Assault Case

Prominent criminal lawyer Mike Small of Alexandria is defending a Fort Polk soldier shot last weekend by an Alexandria policeman.

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18 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Final push to save Fort PolkFinal push to save Fort PolkFort Polk's...

The end is drawing near for citizens to voice their concerns over potential cutbacks at Fort Polk, an Army base in Vernon Parish.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

KLAX

Anti-Terrorism Exercise Underway at Fort Polk

An anti-terrorism exercise is underway today at Camp Beauregard. ABC 31's Bennett Roland Junior says this is the kind of training that anticipates the unthinkable.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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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