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  1. 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 ...

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  2. Special celebration honors Vietnam veteransRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... 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 ...

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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 ...

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  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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 ...

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  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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 ...

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  11. 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 ...

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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    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 ...

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  15. 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 dailyworld.com: http://tnsne.ws/2kG4aj1 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.

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  16. New credentialing portal gives vets pipefitting certificationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Contractor

    ... guide for employers and their human resource departments. KBR, a Hard Hat Heroes' Military Friendly Employer, and Fort Polk's Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program have already used the portal in conjunction with their rigorous, 120-day ...

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  17. Soldiers recognized for success at National Guard annual trainingRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2017 | Recorder

    Members of the New York Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters based here received military awards Jan. 7 for their support of a 2016 training exercise during their July 2016 deployment to Fort Polk, Louisiana. The soldiers deployed as part of the Exercise Support Group, supporting more than 5,000 participants from more than 30 states across the country, during the month of July at Fort Polk as part of the training rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, known as JRTC.

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  18. honors US Army veterans in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Cherokee Nation

    ... Spc. Johnson was born Dec. 31, 1947, and was drafted into the Army in 1967. He completed his basic training at Fort Polk in Louisiana. In 1968, Johnson was deployed to Fulda, Germany, where he served as a tank mechanic working M60 tanks, armored ...

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  19. Abraham assignment gives cover for Barksdale, Fort PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | The Town Talk

    Abraham assignment gives cover for Barksdale, Fort Polk Freshmen Congressmen Mike Johnson and Clay Higgins await their committee assignments. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://tnsne.ws/2jrAemy Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, is a former National Guard pilot who continues to fly reconnaissance missions for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Air Force's Civil Air Patrol Green Flag Program.

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  20. Preparing for Afghanistan, Soldiers undergo cross-cultural trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | The United States Army

    Lt. Col. Chad Roehrman, standing, commander, 3rd Battalion, 353rd Regiment, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., speaks to students attending the Security Force Assistance course at Fort Bliss, Texas Dec. 7, 2016.

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