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  1. About 2,000 Fort Drum soldiers will be deployedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Watertown Daily Times

    Hundreds of soldiers marked the beginning of a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan on Wednesday, where they will help Afghan forces stabilize the country. In what is one of the larger deployments in recent years, about 2,000 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, will go to Afghanistan and Kosovo.

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  2. Military convoys traveling between Port Arthur, Fort Polk for training exercisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Drivers may see more military convoys on roadways between Port Arthur, Texas, and Fort Polk as the vehicles travel travel for training. The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, will be convoying from Port Arthur to Fort Polk as the Joint Readiness Training Center prepares for training rotation 19-02.

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  3. Newbury, Luafelamana named NSU Honorary Game CaptainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | Natchitoches Times

    Honorary Captains who performed the coin toss for Northwestern State University's Oct. 13 football game were Sergeant Steven Newbury, U.S. Army Retired, and Second Lieutenant Taimata Luafalemana. Northwestern State University's Department of Military Science and Demon Battalion has a tradition of welcoming and recognizing active and retired servicemen and women prior to all home athletic events.

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  4. New information in Tammy Call cold case could lead detectives to her killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 13 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    About 300 yards off of West Boundary Road, Detective Jerry Twyman follows an overgrown path in a wooded area, where Tammy's remains were found just a little over 20 years ago. In 1990, Tammy went missing after last being seen on U.S. 171, heading back towards Leesville High School.

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  5. Wild horses at Fort Polk could have colonial Spanish bloodlines, according to Texas professorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Wild horses at Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk have been the source of controversy for years, JRTC and Fort Polk wanting them removed. Now, a professor at Texas A&M University says some of these horses could have a rare genetic history that could protect some of them from removal.

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  6. 'Black Hawk Down': Jones shares memories at 25th anniversary eveRead the original story

    Monday Oct 8 | Daily Times Leader

    Friday was a normal day for West Point City Manager Randy Jones - work, meetings, e-mails to check and answer. Wednesday, Jones was at Fort Polk, Louisiana, speaking at the 25th anniversary ceremony of the Battle of Mogadishu, the battle in Somalia made famous by the 2002 movie "Black Hawk Down."

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  7. North Louisiana Collaboration Earns National AwardRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 2 | PressReleasePoint

    Today, the International Economic Development Council honored an innovative public-private partnership that prepares students for information technology careers at three Louisiana higher education institutions and provides a workforce pipeline for one of Northwest Louisiana's leading IT companies. The Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award was presented to the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, Louisiana Economic Development, General Dynamics Information Technology, Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern State University and Bossier Parish Community College at an awards ceremony during the IEDC annual conference in Atlanta.

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  8. Ask Joan: Following up on Kauffman's Art Shop and more Some recent...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 30 | The York Daily Record

    Some recent columns have led to a large amount of feedback, so I wanted to devote today to following up on some... Ask Joan: Following up on Kauffman's Art Shop and more Some recent columns have led to a large amount of feedback, so I wanted to devote today to following up on some... Check out this story on ydr.com: https://on-ydr.co/2zJpx9O Some recent columns have led to a large amount of feedback, so I wanted to devote today to following up on some topics of interest about which I now have more information! A couple of weeks ago, I shared a letter from Paulette Egler , who wondered about the painting seen with today's column.

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  9. LA man gets 11+ years in prison for making, detonating chemical weaponRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 30 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A Louisiana man recently was ordered to prison for more than 11 years for detonating a chemical weapon in Kisatchie National Forest. Two people who inhaled chlorine gas as a result of the detonation have been treated multiple times.

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  10. Soldier's Chemical Weapon Detonation Brings 11-Year SentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | News Max

    A Louisiana soldier who built and detonated a chemical weapon was given an 11-year prison sentence on Monday, the Department of Justice revealed . Earlier this year, Ryan Keith Taylor admitted to setting off a bomb on April 12, 2017, which emitted chlorine gas that seriously injured two investigators.

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  11. Fort Polk soldier sentenced to more than 11 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Fort Polk soldier who pleaded guilty to making bombs has been sentenced to 135 months, according to Henri LeJeune with the U.S. Attorney's Office. Ryan Keith Taylor, 24, of New Llano, detonated an explosive device containing chlorine gas on the morning of April 12, 2017 in the Kisatchie National Forest near Fort Polk, says LeJeune.

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  12. Soldier who built and detonated a bomb in Louisiana gets 11-year prison sentenceRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 25 | WGNO-TV New Orleans

    A Louisiana soldier was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday for constructing and detonating a bomb last year near the Fort Polk Army post. A Louisiana soldier was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday for constructing and detonating a bomb last year near the Fort Polk Army post.

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  13. Fort Polk soldier gets 11 years for detonating chemical weaponRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | NOLA.com

    A solder from Fort Polk has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for manufacturing and detonating a chemical weapon in the Kisatchie National Forest next to the Army installation in central Louisiana in 2017, federal authorities said. Ryan Keith Taylor, 24, of New Llano, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey for producing, possessing and using a chemical weapon in violation of federal law, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana said in a news release.

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  14. Soldier whose chemical bomb 'ended' careers of two others gets 11-year sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | Fox News

    Ryan Keith Taylor pleaded guilty to detonating a homemade chemical bomb in Louisiana last year. An American soldier, who the Justice Department says "effectively ended" the careers of two others after detonating a homemade chemical bomb near Fort Polk in Louisiana, will spend the next 11 years in prison.

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  15. He blew up a chlorine gas bomb beside an Army base - and left a fellow soldier severely woundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | Stars and Stripes

    Sgt. Joshua Farbro walked into the ring of rapidly yellowing vegetation to investigate the booms echoing through Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Other soldiers reported a staccato of noises and a cloud of smoke that rose above the tree line just outside Fort Polk.

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  16. Fort Polk soldier being sentenced today on bomb-making chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Ryan Keith Taylor , 25, of New Llano is facing life in prison and a $250,000 fine for making bombs that released chlorine gas in a forested training area near Fort Polk. Taylor pleaded guilty to the charges in June.

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  17. Soldier could get life in prison for chlorine gas explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Sentencing is scheduled Monday for a soldier who pleaded guilty to making bombs that released chlorine gas in a forested training area near a U.S. Army base in Louisiana. Twenty-five-year-old Ryan Keith Taylor, of New Llano, could get life in prison and a $250,000 fine on the single count of using a chemical weapon, a charge he pleaded guilty to in June.

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  18. Pow Mia plaque dedicated to Vietnam servicemen from LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 22 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Today those who went into battle for our country, but never came back or were never found have a place in downtown Lake Charles. A POW MIA memorial plaque was placed in the Veteran's Park for all to see and remember those service men and women.

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  19. Army veteran's records updated to reflect heroism during the Vietnam WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Stars and Stripes

    A Strasburg man was presented several medals for his military service during the Vietnam War, but there was a glitch in the records and one of them was never shipped. Dave Boyer, 71, said the government recently updated his Army records.

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  20. Soldier who set off chlorine bomb to be sentencedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2018 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    A former military police officer says damage from a chlorine bomb he investigated scarred his lungs so badly he cannot find work. He's going to tell a judge about it when the former soldier who set off the weapon is sentenced this month.

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