Fort Polk & Military News

Life After War: One veteran's story of overcoming pain on and off the battle fields

When they sign up, they know there's a chance they're also signing their lives away. They're our veterans. They go through things we could never imagine, while they're away and when they're back home.

Vitter meetings get Army commitment to keep Ft. Polk hospital open

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today followed up on a meeting he had with General Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, and spoke with Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General, and Commander, U.S.

Vitter continues fight to maintain troop levels at Fort Polk installations

U.S. Senator David Vitter, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), met with Gen.

Fort Polk celebrates Patriot Pride Day this Thursday

Remember those "old-fashioned" ticker tape parades, where a community congregated to welcome home American troops that had served their

Symposium binds community partners to follow road from 'good to great' in Vernon Parish education

About 700 educators, Soldiers and family members congregated at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater March 27 to attend an Education Symposium spearheaded by Fort Polk Progress, a regional community organization that takes a proactive s

La. Military Advisory Council pays visit to JRTC, Fort Polk

Members of the Louisiana Military Advisory Council spent March 19 getting a first-hand look at the training given to units during a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk and its importance to units prepari

Fort Polk officials check suspicious mail

At about 9:18 a.m., March 19, Fort Polk postal officials notified the Directorate of Emergency Services that suspicious mail (misspelled words and addresses) had been received at the mailroom.

Vitter: Fork Polk and Barksdale must remain priorities for Defense Dept.

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, this week questioned Defense Department leadership including Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin E.

Free program puts excess DoD computers in local schools

Thanks to the initiative of a Fort Polk Soldier and the willingness of a brigade commander to get his unit involved in the local community, a Vernon Parish school now has a new supply of computers — for free.

UPDATE: Missing Fort Polk teen is found safe

UPDATE We received word that the teen has been found safe in the vicinity of Palmetto Terrace housing on Fort Polk. There are no other details available at this time.