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dirty south

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#1 Apr 23, 2011
i just saw on the news that ftpolk has once again listed as possible closure, you dirty rednecks will soon be in the bread lines....lol
007icu

Leesville, LA

#2 Apr 23, 2011
Dream on!

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#3 Apr 23, 2011
dirty south wrote:
i just saw on the news that ftpolk has once again listed as possible closure, you dirty rednecks will soon be in the bread lines....lol

So what is the link that this was reputed on or are you just a dirty troll stirring up shit as most do to get their 15 sec of the light?

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#4 Apr 23, 2011
dirty south wrote:
i just saw on the news that ftpolk has once again listed as possible closure, you dirty rednecks will soon be in the bread lines....lol
Just as I thought oh wait was that a fart yep your just a troll the next list to come out is not until 2015 when the BRAC comes out with it's new list so go try to spout your false news somewhere else.

I know try that with the people on the Ca. blogs they always cry about something you would get a better response then here.
fruitcake

Vinton, LA

#5 Apr 23, 2011
You're full of s--t.
dirty south wrote:
i just saw on the news that ftpolk has once again listed as possible closure, you dirty rednecks will soon be in the bread lines....lol
thread police

Leesville, LA

#6 Apr 24, 2011
dirty south wrote:
i just saw on the news that ftpolk has once again listed as possible closure, you dirty rednecks will soon be in the bread lines....lol
WARNING! Next time you will be charged of the lying crime and the wrong thread crime

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#7 Apr 24, 2011
thread police wrote:
<quoted text>WARNING! Next time you will be charged of the lying crime and the wrong thread crime
Dun dun dun!!!!!!!

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The bat cave

#8 Apr 24, 2011
I honestly don't see that happening!!!

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#9 Apr 24, 2011
Oh I know who this is it's Bobby Hickman doing a little miss driection play to get us thinking of something else.

Well Bobby your a fool as always so go take you pills and have a drink on me !!!
VP Resident

United States

#10 Apr 24, 2011
I would say that it most likely will not happen, If you look around the bases that will make the next BRAC are the bases that have area that allow for like firing. So I would say that there are alot of other bases that would go before POLK. I know I know this is the part where the people who disagree will start to name all the other places out there that are allowed to live fire. But the DOD not only wants the ability to live fire but also wants areas that allow for large troop movements with little disruption to large metro areas where the complants would be through the roof of low flying planes, artillery and gun fire during the night and day. So with all of that considered I would say just the oppisite Fort Polk will be just fine.
VP Resident

United States

#11 Apr 24, 2011
Oh and lets not even talk about the Trillions it would cost to clean the land and firing ranges to make it safe for resale. There would be no cost savings to the Fed's, better off to just close some little depots around the country. Oh what an idea yea Super Bases that can encompass everything from live firing to expansion of housing and admin offices, yea I think I will sell that idea maybe get a cash awared!!!!! Oh wait, thats already the plan that the DOD has. DAM IT!!!!

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#12 Apr 25, 2011
Hey dirty south have you seen this lol bet not you got your head up your ass.

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 20, 2011)-- The Army released a list of installations Tuesday that are participating in an energy-conserving pilot program to only use as much energy as they create by 2020.
The initiative, called Net Zero, will focus on energy as well as water and waste usage procedures, explained Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.
"Operational energy is a critical focus to the whole Department of Defense, and everything that we can do to reduce that logistical field is very important to the Soldiers and the cost of the battles that we're fighting," Hammack said during a media roundtable, Wednesday.
Hammack noted that while energy consumption throughout the Army didn't increase in 2010, it also didn't decrease.
Installations self-nominated themselves to participate in the pilot, and many chosen were already participating in energy minimization. Hammack said more than 100 nominations were received from installations around the world, which were narrowed down to six in each category of energy, water and waste. Two installations -- Fort Bliss, Texas, and Fort Carson, Colo.-- will be practicing conservation strategies in all three categories to become integrated Net Zero sites.
Hammack said some of the ways Army installations have already been reducing their energy consumption is by using solar panels, re-purposing used water, and retrofitting water fixtures such as faucets and shower heads.
Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard, the commanding general of Fort Bliss, Texas, said his base is planning on building a 20-megawatt solar facility and a Net Zero housing community of at least 500 homes in the future. The community would be the first one of its kind in the Army.
He also explained that conserving water in Texas is a challenge because of the hot, dry climate there.
"The issue of water in the desert is a huge issue for us," Pittard said.
He said Fort Bliss is working with the neighboring city of El Paso on how to better use grey water. He also mentioned newly-built base housing areas have been landscaped with naturally-growing desert plants, and Fort Bliss is working on renovating other parts of the base with similar landscaping -- essentially getting rid of lawns and trees that require lots of watering.
Hammack noted that each installation is diverse in its size, structure and climate, and each will have unique challenges to reduce energy consumption.
"We don't want to force each installation to subscribe to a certain strategy overall, but to highlight the many different ways to reach Net Zero," Hammack explained. "There is no silver bullet that is a one-size-fits-all solution, and one of the things that is important in this pilot program is to identify that there are a variety of ways to reach Net Zero, dependent upon your local resource."
She also mentioned that energy security is a national imperative, and not having to rely on outside resources for sustainability would be helpful for installations both in the United States and in deployed settings.
The installations participating in the pilot for Net Zero energy by 2020 are:
-- Fort Detrick, Md.
-- Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.
-- Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands
-- Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, Calif.
-- Sierra Army Depot, Calif.
-- West Point, N.Y.
The installations participating in the pilot for Net Zero water by 2020 are:
-- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
-- Camp Rilea, Ore.
-- Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
-- Fort Riley, Kan.
-- Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
-- Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.
The installations participating in the pilot for Net Zero waste by 2020 are:
-- Fort Detrick, Md.
-- Fort Hood, Texas
-- Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.
-- Fort Polk, La.
-- Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
-- U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany.

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Hicks

#13 Apr 25, 2011
Almost half of the land Ft Polk uses is owned by the Forest service anyway so I would imagine that if Ft Polk ever closed the remainder of the land would be transferred to them also.
I havn't heard any updates but it doesn't seem like too many land owners are interested in selling land to expand Ft Polk. I don't know if not getting the training buffer zone like they want will sway a decision to close the post later.
VP Resident

United States

#14 Apr 25, 2011
The land they use does not belong to the Forest Service it is just managed by them. The same holds true for all federal installations with large training grounds the land is always managed by the predominate federal land management agency in the area. If we were out west it would be BLM and if we were down by the coast it would be the USFWS and managing and transfering ownership is two different balls of wax. There is no way the the USFS would take responsability for the contamination and UXO all over these training grouds. Before Forest Service would take control every square inch of the ranges would have to be cleaned 4 foot down and even that might not be enough. Look at Fort Bliss when they sold portions of Castner Range, cleaned it 3 foot down and BLM would not touch it had to sell it to a developer that built 3000 sqft homes all over that mountain. To this day people still call 911 to report UXO that they dig up putting in swimming poolsand such. They might down size but there will always be a base here even if use is limited.

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Hicks

#15 Apr 25, 2011
I used to hike all over El Paso and find UXO even way out by transmountain. I doubt an organization that is charged with protecting forests would require a forest be destroyed to "clean it up" I would imagine that only the intensive use areas that only cover a small portion of ft Polk would need a big cleanup. The public already has access to most of ft Polk and the box so I doubt cleanup would be that hard. I have hunted on or near live fire areas without problems or signs of UXO.

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Hicks

#16 Apr 25, 2011
This debate is purely acedemic as Ft Polk isn't going to be closing any time soon but it's fun to speculate.
dirty redneck

United States

#17 Apr 26, 2011
fruitcake wrote:
You're full of s--t.
<quoted text>
At least we know how to grow what we need for that bread.

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#18 Apr 26, 2011
dirty redneck wrote:
<quoted text> At least we know how to grow what we need for that bread.
Just how old are you that does not make any cense at all!!

If your above the age of 20 go back to school.

If your under 20 and still in school you may need to repeat a few classes this summer.
bla bla

Poplar Bluff, MO

#19 Oct 29, 2011
blow me baby
tapmcfarland

Leesville, LA

#20 Oct 29, 2011
fort polk is not closing. fort polk is going to continue to grow outward. look around at the growth of fort polk. too much is invested and it will not downsize as an army anytime soon. just saying, its a Training Facility. the army is downsizing that means the entire army not fort polk. there is only one other training site in the united states the eclectic training center in cali. it seems fort polk will remain for a long time to come.

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