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  1. Rail operations to increase at Ft. StewartRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WTOC-TV Savannah

    About 360 railcars will move through the installation from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. This is in support of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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  2. Watch for long trains in Hinesville, Fort StewartRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Coastal Courier

    Hinesville and Fort Stewart residents and employees are asked to be alert for increased rail operations on the installation and through the city for the next two weeks. Trains with railcars will move between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. starting today and running through Aug. 17. Each train could have up to 65 railcars.

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  3. Louisiana community support helped Fort Polk through Army cuts, newspaper reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | NOLA.com

    The Army, in the midst of post-war downsizing, announced June 9 where it will cut 40,000 active-duty soldier billets and 17,000 civilian jobs nationwide. Louisiana braced for as many as 6,000 positions lost at Fort Polk.

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  4. Pelicanpalooza concert helps special kids have a blast at Camp PelicanRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | NOLA.com

    Isaiah Naquin plays in the pool at Camp Pelican. Next to him is counselor in training Leah Vaidya and behind him is counselor in training Rebecca Hays.

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  5. South Polk Elementary to close after 2015-16 school yearRead the original story

    Friday Jul 31 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    South Polk Elementary School is on its "final tour" as next year students move into a new building with a new name. The Town Talk reports the school, located on Fort Polk, is being replaced with a new building off-post through a $21 million project.

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  6. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    More than 2,000 Iowa National guard soldiers are going through training at the U.S. Army's Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. According to the Iowa National Guard, the Joint Readiness Training Center is "one of three U.S. Army Combat Training Centers that conduct rigorous, realistic, and relevant multi-echelon, joint and combined arms training."

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  7. Son Nicholas in ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | CNN

    Nicholas is part Army Medical. While based at Fort Polk in Louisiana he served 2 tours in Afghanistan.

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  8. Fort Campbell Strike Soldiers conduct Walk and Shoot to prepare for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Clarksville Online

    Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted a brigade-wide walk and shoot exercise, July 20h-24th in the vicinity of observation post 13 here. The exercise was conducted in conjunction with 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division and was intended to prepare maneuver units to integrate fire support assets for future combat operations.

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  9. MoreRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 25 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    More than 600 Iowa National Guard soldiers are taking part in training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Louisiana. "We're going to be going through a variety of scenarios that will challenge the soldiers at the individual level," said Eric Soults.

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  10. Vernon businesses adopt every school in the parishRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | The Town Talk

    Vernon businesses adopt every school in the parish Vernon Parish starts Adopt-A-School program this year. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: The Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce is leading the Adopt-A-School program, which is part of the education initiative of Fort Polk Progress and its various partners.

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  11. Mother asked to leave restaurant for breastfeeding without coverRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    Louisiana law allows breastfeeding in public and private places, but a Leesville pizzeria showed one mother the door for not being covered up while feeding her child. When you go to enter Crossfire Pizzeria, you're met with a sign you wouldn't normally see.

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  12. What's next in fight for Fort Polk?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | The Town Talk

    What's next in fight for Fort Polk? Looming sequestration cuts put base in further danger of devastating losses Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: The people most invested in the effort to protect Fort Polk from major cutbacks breathed a huge sigh of relief this week when the base experienced only a minor reduction in force. The fight to keep Fort Polk at its current strength, or expand it, is not over just because the Army looked elsewhere to meet a mandated reduction of 40,000 troops.

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  13. Confirmed: Fort Polk to lose 388 troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | The Times

    Confirmed: Fort Polk to lose 388 troops Stakeholders celebrate as Vernon Parish base avoids majors cuts Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, return from Iraq at England Airpark in 2009. The brigade, which was "reflagged" as the 3rd BGT, 10th Mountain Division this year, will remain at Fort Polk despite Army cuts.

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  14. Fort Polk dodges bullet in military reductionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Army is under a federal mandate to slash 40,000 troops and personnel. Some of these cuts will come from the Vernon Parish post but not as many as earlier fears suggested.

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  15. Drawdowns at Fort Polk Finally RevealedRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 9 | KLAX

    After months of hanging in the balance, Fort Polk officially knows how the drawdowns will affect the base. ABC 31's Bennett Roland Junior brings us the very latest.

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  16. Fort Polk To Lose Fewer Than 400 SoldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Thenew995fm.com

    In a belt tightening move, the Army is cutting 40-thousand troops by 2017, but Fort Polk won't be hit hard. The Town Talk reports documents it has obtained show the Louisiana base will only lose 388 troops as a result of the mandated reduction.

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  17. Fort Polk to lose 388 troops amid Army cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Fort Polk Army base in central Louisiana is in line to lose 388 troops as the Army announces cuts in active duty forces. Members of the state's congressional delegation said Thursday they were disappointed in the cuts, but added that the reduction at Fort Polk could have been worse, as other bases face cuts numbering in the thousands.

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  18. Leesville official: Fort Polk to lose 388 troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Fort Polk will see a reduction in troops, but the installation avoided drastic cuts, according to officials. Fort Polk will lose 388 troops as the U.S. Army cuts its numbers by 40,000 troops over the next two years, said Lauren Manary, spokeswoman for Fort Polk Progress.

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  19. U.S. Army reports Fort Polk will not sustain drastic cuts to its troop strengthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center will sustain minor cuts to its troop strength, the U.S. Army reported Thursday, further confirming the military value of the premier training installation and the role the post plays in the nation's defense strategy. According to the U.S. Army, Fort Polk will lose 388 soldiers, a mere fraction of the troop strength it could have lost in the worst-case scenario.

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  20. Fort Polk reductions not as bad as officials fearedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | The Times-Picayune

    Although Fort Polk will lose 388 soldiers during the next two years, officials at the sprawling Army post in west-central Louisiana were breathing easier Thursday , after learning the reductions won't be as harsh as they feared. The Army, in the midst of post-war downsizing, is reducing active duty ranks by 40,000 soldiers and 17,000 civilians.

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