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  1. Marne Focus hones simultaneous fireRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | The Coastal Courier

    Fort Stewart leadership watched the exercise from the air as Army and Air Force assets attacked a ground target simultaneously. As the saying goes, "practice makes perfect," and Fort Stewart soldiers have been working to meet that standard for months, culminating in an exercise known as Marne Focus.

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  2. New York National Guard Soldiers hone mission command skillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | The United States Army

    New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Kevin Ferreira maneuvered his computer-generated UH-60 helicopter above the pixelated terrain below.

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  3. Community gathers for 1st Maneuver Enhancement Appreciation DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Family, friends and supporters gathered Thursday at West Park in DeRidder for the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Appreciation Day. The event also served as an official send off for the brigade's Commander, Colonel Jesse Galvan.

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  4. Soldier granted bond on murder chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | The Coastal Courier

    Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart set bond at $50,000 for Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in connection with the death of Nathaniel Brown in early June. Mealy, 31, is facing a felony murder charge in the shooting of Brown during a scuffle inside Mealy's home in the 500 block of Waverly Court. 1 comment

  5. Cassidy: Strong case has been made for Fort PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Town Talk

    Cassidy: Strong case has been made for Fort Polk U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy said a strong case has been made for preserving troop strength at Fort Polk. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy jokes with customer Angel Stanley at the Y-Not-Stop convenience store south of Alexandria that he ought to know if someone is over 21 because he is a doctor.

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  6. Sen. Cassidy opens new regional office in AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Town Talk

    Sen. Cassidy opens new regional office in Alexandria U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy says area residents shouldn't hesitate to call his new Alexandria office for assistance. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, was on hand Wednesday for the formal opening of his new Central Louisiana Regional Office, located in Dunbar Plaza, 3600 Jackson St., Suite 115A, Alexandria.

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  7. 101st Airborne Division's 716th Military Police Battalion...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Clarksville Online

    Soldiers of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division , participated in a change of command ceremony June 25th, 2015, at the division parade field here. During the ceremony, Lt.

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  8. Adkins to headline Fort Polk's FreedomFest on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The Town Talk

    Adkins to headline Fort Polk's FreedomFest on Saturday FreedomFest 2015 on Saturday at Fort Polk will feature country music star Trace Adkins. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Adkins is a Louisiana native, a Grammy nominee and an Academy of Country Music Award winner.

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  9. Trace Adkins Headlines Fort Polk Feedom Fest on the 4thRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    [...] satisfy your sweet toothwith ice cream, funnel cakes and sno-cones. Family Readiness Groups will setup games, dunking booths, face painting and even hair painting stations toraise money for their organizations. Inflatables will also be available forkids to enjoy and Fort Polk units will have everything from HMMWVs,helicopters and the latest weapons on display.Lonestar takes the stage at 6 p.m., followed by a 50-gun Salute to theNation. Patrons without a Department of Defense ID card must park at Honor Fieldand ride the shuttle bus to the event. For those patrons that have a DoD ID card, you may park at the followinglocations and take a shuttle bus to the event site: Pets, weapons/knives, large coolers,personal tents, alcohol or glass bottles, personal fireworks, professionalcameras or video cameras, large signs or banners.For more information call 531-4271 or go to www.fortpolkmwr.com andwww.facebook.com/fortpolkmwr.

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  10. Drone Aviation Receives Order From BAE For US Army Aerostat System EnhancementRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Aero-News Network

    Drone Aviation Holding has been awarded an order from U.S. Government prime contractor BAE Systems for parts and services related to enhancing and supporting two WASP aerostat systems owned and operated by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab for upcoming Department of Defense exercises. The upgrades and services are designed to expand the payload weight capability of the WASP tactical aerostat systems in order to integrate specialized wireless electronics, advanced optics and a communications package provided by L-3 Communication Systems-West .

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  11. Army: No plans to rename bases named foraRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 25 | Daily World

    Army: No plans to rename bases named for Confederate officers Names memorialize historic figures, "not causes or ideologies." Check out this story on dailyworld.com: Fort Polk, in Vernon Parish was named after Leonidas Polk, who was known as the Fighting Bishop and was a Confederate general.

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  12. Army: No plans to rename bases named foraRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 25 | Daily World

    Army: No plans to rename bases named for Confederate officers Names memorialize historic figures, "not causes or ideologies." Check out this story on dailyworld.com: Fort Polk, in Vernon Parish was named after Leonidas Polk, who was known as the Fighting Bishop and was a Confederate general.

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  13. Army: No plans to rename bases named foraRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Times

    Army: No plans to rename bases named for Confederate officers Names memorialize historic figures, "not causes or ideologies." Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: Fort Polk, in Vernon Parish was named after Leonidas Polk, who was known as the Fighting Bishop and was a Confederate general.

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  14. Army: No plans to rename bases named for Confederate officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Town Talk

    The Army is defending its past practice of naming forts and posts - including two in Central Louisiana - after Confederate Army officers, saying they memorialize historic figures, "not causes or ideologies." Army: No plans to rename bases named for Confederate officers The Army is defending its past practice of naming forts and posts - including two in Central Louisiana - after Confederate Army officers, saying they memorialize historic figures, "not causes or ideologies."

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  15. First US Army-designed exercise replicates combat training center rotationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | DefenceTalk News

    Helping to ensure select Army National Guard units maintain readiness before deploying was the focus of the multi-echelon integrated brigade training, or MIBT, event held here, June 13-26. This was the first MIBT, which addresses the training needs of National Guard brigade combat teams, also known as BCTs.

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  16. Drone Aviation Receives Order From BAE Systems For U.S. Army Aerostat System EnhancementRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Freshnews

    Drone Aviation Holding Corp. , a developer of specialized lighter-than-air aerostats and tethered drones, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Drone Aviation Corp. , has been awarded an order from U.S. Government prime contractor BAE Systems for parts and services related to enhancing and supporting two WASP aerostat systems owned and operated by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab for upcoming Department of Defense exercises. The upgrades and services are designed to expand the payload weight capability of the WASP tactical aerostat systems in order to integrate specialized wireless electronics, advanced optics and a communications package provided by L-3 Communication Systems-West .

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  17. First Army-designed exercise replicates combat training center rotationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The United States Army

    Helping to ensure select Army National Guard units maintain readiness before deploying was the focus of the multi-echelon integrated brigade training, or MIBT, event held here, June 13-26. This was the first MIBT, which addresses the training needs of National Guard brigade combat teams, also known as BCTs.

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  18. Guest commentary: Defending Louisianaa s solar industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The Advocate

    Louisiana's solar industry is at a critical turning point. During the past few weeks, Louisiana legislators, Public Service Commission Chairman Eric Skrmetta and electric utilities are trying to renege on deals to support Louisiana's solar industry.

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  19. Change of Command This Morning at Fort PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | KLAX

    There was a change of command at Fort Polk from Colonel Glenn Moore and Command Sergeant Major Brian Wood to Colonel David Athey and Command Sergeant Major David Pitt this morning. The ceremony honored the past duty of Moore and Wood and it celebrated the beginning of Athey and Pitt's tenure.

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  20. Candidates for governor support more limits on tax giveawaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by TYLER BRIDGES -- The four major candidates spoke Wednesday at a forum in Westwego. State Rep. John Bel Edwards The political pendulum swung against continued tax giveaways during the just-concluded legislative session, and that swing will continue next year, each of the four gubernatorial candidates promised Wednesday in Westwego.

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