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  1. Counter-IED: Defeating the unseenRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The United States Army

    A group of Soldiers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountian Division act as a mock Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad, clearing a road while marking or clearing simulated IED's with the help of the THOR III, a man-portable device used to defeat radio-controlled improvised explosive devices and disrupt enemy communications on the battlefield, during 1BCT's Company Crew Specialist Course, July 11, 2018. U.S. Army Spc.

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  2. Soldiers of Fort Polk honored with Military Appreciation Parade in Leesville on July 14, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    "I've been all over the world from Italy to Iraq to Washington state, stationed all over, and I've never in my seventeen years of service seen a community that supports us as well as the areas here do," explained Staff Sergeant Nathan Akridge. "Fort Polk is recognized at the Department of Defense and in the Army and at the Pentagon as one of the most underutilized military installations in the country.

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  3. Soldiers of Fort Polk honored on Military Appreciation Day in LeesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 15 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    "I've been all over the world from Italy to Iraq to Washington State stationed all over, and I've never in my seventeen years of service, seen a community that supports us as well as the areas here do," explained Staff Sergeant Nathan Akridge. "Fort Polk is recognized at the Department of Defense and in the Army and at the Pentagon as one of the most underutilized military installations in the country.

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  4. Welcome Home Troops Celebration in downtown LeesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Southwest Louisiana is invited to attend the Military Appreciation Parade and Welcome Home Troops Celebration on July 14 in Leesville. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on N. Third Street and ends at the VFW on S. Third Street.

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  5. honors US Army veteran in JulyRead the original story

    Friday Jul 13 | Cherokee Nation

    Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Tribal Councilor Shawn Crittenden, U.S. Army veteran Larry Snyder, Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Tribal Council Secretary Frankie Hargis. TAHLEQUAH , Okla.

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  6. Ottie Lee Bates FrechRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 10 | Natchitoches Times

    Ottie Lee Bates Frech passed away July 4, 2018, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, at the age of 86. Ottie, also known as Nan, was born in Ashland Nov. 18, 1931, to Issac and Philippine Bates, the oldest of two children. Ottie was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James Harry Frech; brother, Fred "Bud" Bates; and parents, Issac and Philippine.

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  7. Speaker enlightens coffee club about Veteran's CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 7 | Natchitoches Times

    Carol Martin, director of the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, spoke to the Walter Ledet Coffee Club last week about the cemetery. She said the cemetery was opened in 2012 on 204 acres just outside the Fort Polk back gate.

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  8. Where to see fireworks for July 4 in Central LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 28 | The Town Talk

    Central Louisiana's fireworks begin before July Fourth, don't miss out Local fireworks shows scheduled around Central Louisiana Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Fourth of July "Rock the Red" and "Burnt Weenie Festival" held Saturday, July 1, 2017 in downtown Alexandria. Splash Pads, music, food and games were part of the festivities.

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  9. Fort Polk Youth CampsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 22 | KLAX

    School is out for the summer, and with this comes activities to get kids and teens active and engaged throughout the hot Louisiana days. Organizations at Fort Polk, Leesville and DeRidder are hosting summer day and overnight camps for youth throughout the summer.

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  10. Fort Polk official charged with accepting $25K in bribesRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    A man who worked at Fort Polk in Louisiana has been charged with accepting $25,000 in bribes from a company's co-owner in exchange for his help in securing government contracts at the U.S. Army base. A federal indictment handed up recently charges 51-year-old Robert A. Wilson, of Leander, with 21 counts of receiving an illegal gratuity by a public official.

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  11. Guard members to train in Indo-Pacific regionRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2018 | Journal Gazette

    Most members of the Army National Guard regiment based in Fort Wayne will train this summer with the militaries of U.S. allies and partner nations in the Indo-Pacific region.

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  12. Soldier pleads to detonating chemical weapon near baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A soldier has pleaded guilty to making and detonating explosives that released chlorine gas in a forest near an Army base in Louisiana last year. U.S. Attorney David Joseph's office says 24-year-old Ryan Keith Taylor, of New Llano, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison after pleading guilty Monday to producing, possessing and using a chemical weapon.

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  13. Fort Polk soldier pleads guilty to manufacturing, using chemical weaponRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A Fort Polk soldier pleaded guilty Monday to manufacturing and detonating a chemical weapon in the Kisatchie National Forest adjacent to the Fort Polk Army installation, according to United States Attorney David C. Joseph. Ryan Keith Taylor, 24, of New Llano, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to producing, possessing and using a chemical weapon in violation of federal law.

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  14. Fort Polk soldier pleads guilty in incident that evacuated apartmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | The Town Talk

    ... guilty on Monday. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Here are mugshots received from Central Louisiana law enforcement ...

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  15. Railhead project at Fort Drum goes forward, another is still in the worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, has been particularly concerned with the railhead and sent the Army a letter requesting information on the project. In a reply forwarded by Ms.

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  16. One railhead project at Fort Drum goes forward, another is still in the worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Watertown Daily Times

    U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, has been particularly concerned with the railhead and sent the Army a letter requesting information on the project. In a reply forwarded by Ms.

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  17. Meet Bill and Mary Lou Coe || eParisExtra Business FeatureRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2018 | EParis Extra

    Opened in 1980 by Mary Lou and Bill Coe , Paris Real Estate has been a local family owned business helping clients find homes for 38 years. They have been at the same location and had the same phone number for all of those years too.

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  18. What's Your Story: A family history in KaplanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    We haven't always had the best of luck in Kaplan, but after a few different tries, we finally found our story. And this is how we met Rayetta Broussard, whose story can be traced back through the generations thanks in large part to her fascination with genealogy and her family history.

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  19. Army base can keep getting rid of feral horses, judge saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Fort Polk can keep rounding up and getting rid of feral horses while waiting for trial of a lawsuit attempting to stop the roundups, a federal judge has ruled. However, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote also said a group formed to protect the horses may argue that some of the Fort Polk horses may be descendants of those brought to the New World by Spanish colonists and then bred by Choctaw Indians.

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  20. VIDEO: Returning Fort Polk soldier proposes - She says 'Yes!'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The 3rd Brigade combat team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk welcomed home about 250 soldiers from Iraq Thursday after an almost one-year deployment. First Lt.

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