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  1. Pentagon announces deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan; confirms drone strike against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Fox News

    The Pentagon announced the deployment of three more Army units to Iraq and Afghanistan Wednesday, as part of the upcoming rotation of forces scheduled for late summer and early fall. Approximately 1,250 soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, stationed at Fort Drum, New York, will deploy to Iraq, where there are approximately 3,500 U.S. troops stationed.

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  2. Fort Campbell's 320th Field Artillery Regiment one of first...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Clarksville Online

    Company C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division , conducted a live fire range at training area 23 at Fort Campbell, August 21st. The range was significant in that it utilized an innovative and revolutionary tool that is up-and-coming in the field artillery world - the Precision Guidance Kit.

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  3. Spartan soldiers prepare for battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | The Coastal Courier

    In the next few weeks, Coastal Courier reporter Caitlin Kenney will join 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Joint Readiness Training Center to report on its validation exercise. Watch the Coastal Courier and coastalcourier.com for more details.

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  4. Fort Polk Soldier dies in incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    Spc. Devin Lee Olmos was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in the early morning hours in Lake Charles, Louisiana. "Specialist Olmos made a huge difference in the short time he was here," said Col.

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  5. Hurricane Katrina survivor says storm put her on right pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | ABC 33/40

    Crystal Carr remembers vividly late August of 2005. She was rising college freshman back then, just 18 years old and headed to Loyola University to study law.

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  6. Boy abandoned as baby, firefighter who found him are forever bondedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | The Town Talk

    It was cold and drizzling, and Clifford T. Person Jr. had arrived to work at Fort Polk Fire Station No. 1 about an hour before his shift was to begin.

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  7. Fort Polk soldier killed by drunk driver in Calcasieu ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    State Police Sgt. James Anderson says Devin Lee Olmos, 22, of San Antonio, was trying to cross the highway when he was hit by a 1999 Mazada pickup truck.

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  8. Fort Polk soldier killed in auto-pedestrian accident in Calcasieu ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | 12NewsNow.Com

    Louisiana State Police says that one man is dead, and another has been charged with vehicular homicide, after a vehicle struck a pedestrian near Lake Charles on Sunday morning. Police responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian before 4 a.m. on Louisiana Highway 385 , south of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish.

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  9. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | The Advocate

    A 55-year-old woman walked into traffic Sunday at mile marker 101 of Interstate 10 and was struck and killed by a vehicle, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said. She was hit by a 2007 Honda CRV traveling eastbound about 5:25 a.m., according to witnesses, Craft said.

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  10. Fort Polk soldier killed in traffic accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | The Town Talk

    Fort Polk soldier killed in traffic accident Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a traffic accident that killed a Fort Polk soldier. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: State Police Troop D says a Fort Polk soldier was killed while trying to walk across a highway near Lake Charles.

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  11. Fort Polk bids adieu to 1st Maneuver Enhancement BrigadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | The Town Talk

    Fort Polk bids adieu to 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade The 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Fort Polk cased its colors, ending 53 years of service. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Soldiers from the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade remove the unit patch from their uniforms Monday at Fort Polk.

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  12. Fort Polk deactivation ceremony a bittersweet occasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    It was a bittersweet day at Fort Polk as a deactivation ceremony was held for the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. A heartfelt tribute rang across the grounds of the Fort Polk Army base Monday, signaling the end of an era for the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

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  13. Coming up at 7 News at NoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Good morning! This is Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7 News at Noon. An historic day at Fort Polk as 53 years of service for the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade comes to an end.

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  14. What will happen to Fort Polk's wild horses?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | The News-Star

    What will happen to Fort Polk's wild horses? Army says horses hinder training, looks at ways to remove them Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1NzNcHP Horses graze near a soldier on security detail at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk last month. The Army says the presence of the horses near training areas interferes with operations and endangers soldiers, and is looking at ways to remove them.

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  15. Fort Campbell's 2nd Brigade Combat Team Strike staff sharpen skills at Leader Training ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | Clarksville Online

    Before a screaming eagle Soldier can air assault into an objective, staffs have to endure the arduous process of planning. Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division took part in a Leader Training Program here August 4th-11th to train for the "Strike" brigade's rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center this fall.

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  16. About 700 horses find themselves in the crosshairs of army trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Examiner.com

    Lately it seems that horses are often in the news, and horses have become the unwary targets of the clash of human land use versus their simple animal existence. Any time horses become magnets of such attention, they frequently do not fare well.

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  17. Army says nay to 700 feral horses roaming Louisiana baseRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Herds of feral horses are roaming on thousands of acres in Louisiana where soldiers conduct intensive training, posing a danger and a nuisance to troops at risk of being kicked, bitten or unpleasantly surprised by random piles of manure, Army officials say. "Sometimes training has to be halted while they shoo horses out," said Kim Reischling, spokeswoman for Fort Polk, a 198,000-acre base about 20 miles from the Texas state line.

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  18. Army Officials Hold Public Meeting to Decide Fate of Wild HorsesRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | KLAX

    What to do with wild horses at Fort Polk? That was the topic and a meeting held at the Leesville City Hall. Army officials say the horses are a danger to themselves and to soldiers as live-fire exercises are carried out in remote areas of the sprawling post.

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  19. Senators praise Fort Polk - team'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | The Town Talk

    Senators praise Fort Polk 'team' Cassidy, Vitter pledge to keep fighting for Vernon Parish post Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: U.S. Sen. David Vitter and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy speak at a Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce event held Thursday at the Sai Hotel and Convention Center. Protecting Fort Polk from major personnel losses in the face of Army cuts was "a team effort," U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and David Vitter said at an appearance in Alexandria.

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  20. Routine rotations for Iraq, Afghanistan announced to 'lead regional campaign...'Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | Turret

    Army officials have announced upcoming Iraq and Afghanistan rotations slated for August and September, Pentagon spokesman Navy. Capt.

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