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  1. Soldiers test their fear of heights.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Close to 150 soldiers at Fort Polk took part in the Zero Day obstacle course for the Army accredited Air Assault course hosted by the Light Fighters School. Sergeant First Class Shane Hankey said the Zero Day event is important to ensure those who pass can complete the physically rigorous 10-day course.

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  2. Merchants' Parade first of several Mardi Gras parades in Lake CharlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Close to 150 soldiers at Fort Polk took part in the "Zero Day" obstacle course for the Army accredited Air Assault course hosted by the Light Fighters School. The day consisted of testing the soldiers' physical abilities and skills in order to complete a 10-day course.

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  3. Today in historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | White Lake Beacon

    Becky Orr of Jenks takes a selfie with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after his rally at the Cox Business Center. IAN MAULE/ Tulsa World file Becky Orr of Jenks takes a selfie with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after his rally at the Cox Business Center.

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  4. British troops talk about combat training at US Army baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    British soldiers in the 1st Battalion Duke of Lancasters Infantry Regiment stock up on ammo, paint their faces or grab a quick bite ahead of their next simulated mission at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center in Louisiana, Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Col.

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  5. Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Daily World

    Veterans may now apply to be a part of a new Veterans Funeral Honor Guard to ensure veterans in St. Landry receive the "best going-away possible." Local vets working to ensure 'a best going away possible' Veterans may now apply to be a part of a new Veterans Funeral Honor Guard to ensure veterans in St. Landry receive the "best going-away possible."

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  6. NSU offers nursing class in DeRidderRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 9 | Natchitoches Times

    Northwestern State University is using technology to bring nursing classes to DeRidder. Classes began two weeks ago at the former DeRidder Elementary School where a classroom has been set up for distance education, according to Linda Nichols, nursing coordinator on the Leesville-Fort Polk campus.

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  7. Passing of Cpl. Max inspires Fort Polk to build Military Working Dog cemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Fort Polk community is mourning the loss of Cpl. Max, a military working dog, who died unexpectedly Jan. 5 at age 3. The 50th Military Working Dog Detachment, 519th Military Police Battalion held a memorial service at the Military Working Dog Cemetery on Jan. 27. Max completed his military working dog training and received his certification as a patrol and drug detector dog in October 2014 at Lackland Air Force Base.

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  8. Tyler PD confirms 1 dead, 3 hospitalized in wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    One person has died and three others are in the hospital after a wreck on Hwy 271 near Camp Ford, at the Loop 323 extension, according to Tyler Police Department Lieutenant Mike Malone. Due to this accident, northbound traffic on 271 from the Loop is down to one lane and the intersection of 271 N and Loop 323 extension is closed north of the loop.

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  9. 'Killing Bigfoot' on Destination America - Jim Lansdale InterviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | AmmoLand

    Now, a team of experts are setting out to finally do what nobody else before them has managed: They're on the hunt to kill a Bigfoot. Jim Lansdale, a Vietnam veteran, Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization member and part of the 'Killing Bigfoot' team, sat down with Ammoland for an interview about himself, his experience with Bigfoot hunting and the upcoming show 'Killing Bigfoot', which premiers Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. C on Destination America.

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  10. Report: Mother of Fort Drum soldier preps gumbo for soldiers training in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Watertown Daily Times

    A mother of a Fort Drum soldier prepared a massive gumbo meal for her son's unit after they finished up a training rotation at Fort Polk, Louisiana. KALB-TV in Louisiana said Miranda Morley Shumate, mother of Pfc.

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  11. Soldiers recognized for success at National Guard annual trainingRead the original story

    Monday Jan 30 | Recorder

    Members of the New York Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters based here received military awards Jan. 7 for their support of a 2016 training exercise during their July 2016 deployment to Fort Polk, Louisiana. The soldiers deployed as part of the Exercise Support Group, supporting more than 5,000 participants from more than 30 states across the country, during the month of July at Fort Polk as part of the training rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, known as JRTC.

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  12. Benjamin GorskiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | Journal

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

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  13. Teen encouraging community to commit to fitness with senior projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | KCRG

    With each new year comes resolutions, and committing to a healthy lifestyle is often at the top of the list. Nicole's Resolution Run is Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8:00 a.m. See attached link to sign up! Now, one student-athlete in Vernon Parish, Louisiana is using her senior project to give the community the chance to start 2017 off on the right foot - by organizing a 5K.

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  14. Abraham named to House Armed Services CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    The assignment will allow Abraham to play a key role in setting military policy for the United States and place him in prime position to protect Louisiana's military installations, including Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Fort Polk near Leesville, the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in New Orleans and Belle Chasse, and other Louisiana military-related priorities. The assignment was a highly-sought position among members of the House of Representatives.

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  15. Abraham assignment gives cover for Barksdale, Fort PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | The Town Talk

    Abraham assignment gives cover for Barksdale, Fort Polk Freshmen Congressmen Mike Johnson and Clay Higgins await their committee assignments. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://tnsne.ws/2jrAemy Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, is a former National Guard pilot who continues to fly reconnaissance missions for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Air Force's Civil Air Patrol Green Flag Program.

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  16. Soldiers across Fort Bragg train for short-notice deploymentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Within hours of an early morning call, thousands of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division swarmed Fort Bragg on Friday to draw a rifle, don a parachute and prepare for a simulated combat jump into Europe as part of a deployment readiness exercise. The exercise, which is conducted quarterly, tests the paratroopers' ability to rapidly deploy from Fort Bragg to anywhere in the world on short notice for combat or humanitarian operations.

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  17. Soldiers deliver toys in Denham SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 | The Advocate

    Sgt. Christopher Fields hands Megan Posey, right, tickets for sister, Jamie Lynn Daigre, to pick out toys for Christmas at the Denham Springs Train Station Park on Dec. 22. Kynsley Genusa plays with the doll she picked out during the toy giveaway at the Denham Springs Train Station Park on Dec. 22. Parents and children wait for the Christmas toy giveaway to start at the Denham Springs Train Station Park on Dec. 22. Elisha Jenkins, held by father Elijah Jenkins Jr., looks at the dolls she selected during the toy giveaway at the Denham Springs Train Station Park Dec. 22. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry, third from left, poses with the 13 soldiers from Fort Polk who brought 1,306 toys to be given to needy children for Christmas at the Train Station Park on Dec. 22 in Denham Springs.

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  18. Soldiers deliver toys in Denham SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | The Advocate

    Sgt. Christopher Fields hands Megan Posey, right, tickets for sister, Jamie Lynn Daigre, to pick out toys for Christmas at the Denham Springs Train Station Park on Dec. 22. Kynsley Genusa plays with the doll she picked out during the toy giveaway at the Denham Springs Train Station Park on Dec. 22. Parents and children wait for the Christmas toy giveaway to start at the Denham Springs Train Station Park on Dec. 22. Elisha Jenkins, held by father Elijah Jenkins Jr., looks at the dolls she selected during the toy giveaway at the Denham Springs Train Station Park Dec. 22. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry, third from left, poses with the 13 soldiers from Fort Polk who brought 1,306 toys to be given to needy children for Christmas at the Train Station Park on Dec. 22 in Denham Springs.

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  19. 'Blood in the Woods' gives new meaning to term 'Bloody Tangipahoa'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | The Advocate

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Joe Willie saw enough in two tours of Afghanistan to return home with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2006.

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  20. Communities impacted by August flood celebrate ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Two communities in the Baton Rouge area came together Thursday evening to celebrate the spirit of the season in the aftermath of August's historic flood. In Denham Springs, where people are still working to get back in their homes, a few dozen soldiers from Fort Polk in Western Louisiana distributed more than 1,300 toys to kids."

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