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  1. BESE adds to public school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Daily World

    ... schools. It would provide a financial safety net to Vernon Parish schools, is bracing for a major deployment at Fort Polk, and to three parishes affected by the August flooding. BATON ROUGE -- The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) ...


  2. Drafted veteran receives degree 50 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | The Town Talk

    ... was a senior at Northwestern State University. That's when Uncle Sam came calling. Bodin was drafted, sent to Fort Polk for basic training and eventually deployed to Vietnam for about a year. When he returned to Louisiana he had a wife and two young ...


  3. Group tours historical sites, cemeteries and more at Peason RidgeRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | Natchitoches Times

    ... our heritage, the wild horses of Peason Ridge. It's a wonderful place to tour and visit. Each year, the JROTC and Fort Polk partner with the cultural resources section at Fort Polk to allow heritage families and visitors to attend a free tour


  4. Former paratrooper living his dream of being an Army Golden KnightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | KCRG

    For more than 58 years, the U.S Army Golden Knights have dazzled crowds with their free fall and parachute demonstrations. SSG Morgan George says he would sometimes daydream about being a Golden Knight while in the field at Fort Polk.


  5. Honoring the sacrifices of military childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | KCRG

    "Augusta, El Paso, Korea..." Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Wesley Truman and his wife, Keri, count the places they've lived as they sit in the living room of their Fort Polk home in Louisiana. "No! Biloxi.


  6. Ex-soldier's parole for Louisiana murder yanked at last minuteRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2017 | Fox News

    Louisiana has rescinded a controversial parole order granted to an ex-soldier sentenced to 71 years in prison -- but who only served 20 years -- for kidnapping, raping and killing a young woman. Samuel Galbraith was a soldier at Fort Polk when he killed 21-year-old Karen Hill, the wife of an Army sergeant in 1988, WBRZ-TV reports.


  7. Special celebration honors Vietnam veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    ... collateral damage." Before he knew it the 20 year-old, who volunteered for service, found himself traveling to Fort Polk before going to nearby Fort Wolters for flight training. "Angelo was a flight instructor at Fort Wolters when I started flight ...


  8. Man arrested on bomb-making charges amid Fort Polk incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    UPDATE: An active duty soldier has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the burning of a substance in Kisatchie National Forest. Vernon Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested 23-year-old Ryan Keith Taylor of Fort Polk after the Louisiana State Police HazMat team located suspicious devices and ordinances in his apartment in New Llano, according to a spokesman with the sheriff's office.


  9. Incident near Fort Polk prompts apartment complex evacuationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are investigating an incident that has prompted the evacuation of an apartment complex near a Louisiana Army post. The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Wednesday that it is working with Fort Polk officials and the FBI regarding an unspecified incident in the parish.


  10. Sheriff: Explosion in Louisiana forest leads to evacuationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Waco Tribune-Herald

    Officials say a small explosion and fire in a forest near a Louisiana Army post led to the evacuation of an apartment complex while they searched the suspect's home for possible dangerous material. Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft told reporters Wednesday night that Fort Polk officials had contacted his and other law enforcement agencies after a person combined chemicals to create the explosion in the Kisatchie National Forest in central Louisiana.


  11. Soldier in custody after explosion, fire near Louisiana Army baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | USA Today

    ... are home to an active-duty soldier taken into custody earlier after an explosion and fire on land next to Fort Polk. ALEXANDRIA, La. - An active-duty soldier is in the custody of Fort Polk officials after an explosion and fire Wednesday on land next ...


  12. SHARP Soldiers awarded for protecting, assisting their ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | The United States Army

    ... Innovation Award for the programs carried out by the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention team at Fort Polk, La., April 5, 2017. Soldiers participate in a second annual torch run in advance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention ...


  13. Cuts to 4-25 reversed, but 1,500 to deploy to AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | APRN

    ... Pennel said, referring to when the unit is expected to finish exercises at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk. The 4-25 is an infantry unit able to conduct airborne operations. But the soldiers deployed will reflect a broader set of ...


  14. Mother speaks out about daughter's killerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    28 Years ago Jessie McWilliams a local mother from Albany, Illinois lost her daughter who was murdered near Fort Polk, Louisiana. The mother is outraged because her daughter's killer is up for review to be released April 2017. Her daughter's name was ...


  15. My War: "Sugarbear" and The Mod SquadRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2017 | HistoryNet

    ... life and a better future than the others in my family. On Dec. 22, 1968, I joined the Army. I was taken by bus to Fort Polk, Louisiana, where I met my hated drill sergeant. After basic training, I went straight to Fort Polk's "Tigerland" for jungle ...


  16. 3/15/17 OT: Happy National Kick Butts DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | Lone Star Ball

    ... Taylor prepared Fort Texas to withstand a siege while he moved most of his forces to protect his supply base at Fort Polk . [1] :49 Fort Texas was garrisoned by Taylor with 500 men under Major Jacob Brown, including the 7th Infantry, Capt. Allen ...


  17. Merchants' Parade first of several Mardi Gras parades in Lake CharlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Close to 150 soldiers at Fort Polk took part in the "Zero Day" obstacle course for the Army accredited Air Assault course hosted by the Light Fighters School. The day consisted of testing the soldiers' physical abilities and skills in order to complete a 10-day course.


  18. British troops talk about combat training at US Army baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | KOTA-TV Rapid City

    British soldiers in the 1st Battalion Duke of Lancasters Infantry Regiment stock up on ammo, paint their faces or grab a quick bite ahead of their next simulated mission at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center in Louisiana, Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Col.


  19. Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | Daily World

    ... in St. Landry Parish receive the "best going-away possible" in light of recent proposed military troop cuts at Fort Polk. The group, which is sponsored by the American Legion Post 514 in Opelousas and spearheaded by U.S. Army veteran Link Savoie of ...


  20. Rep. Abraham secures more protection foraRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | Daily World

    Rep. Abraham secures more protection for Barksdale, Fort Polk Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham said committee assignments give Louisiana a 'seat at the table.' Check out this story on Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk will have more protection from potential troop or mission drawdowns after 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham's latest House Armed Services Committee assignments.