Fort Polk & Military News

Vitter secures key provisions for Louisiana in defense authorization

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that he was able secure key provisions for Louisiana in the Defense Department’s funding bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015, which has passed the U.S.

Saturday is Armed Forces Day

Saturday, Americans will pay respect and gratitude to all military members and their families on Armed Forces Day.

Brig. Gen. Hickman addresses public in letter about Fort Polk's land purchase program

The following is a letter to the editor of the Fort Polk Guardian from Brig. Gen. William Hickman, commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk..

Land purchase program at Fort Polk raises concerns

This is the first in a series of articles to be published by Fort Polk’s Public Affairs Office to keep the community informed about the Land Acquisition Program at Fort Polk.

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