Fort Polk & Military News

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.

Vitter fights to protect La. military bases from budget cuts

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today reacted to the Department of Defense five-year plan and 2015 budget proposal outlined by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Fort Polk announces delayed report time Wednesday due to weather

A delayed report time of 9 a.m. for military and DA civilians not considered key and essential is in effect on Fort Polk Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Returning soldier from Afghanistan sees son for first time

Spc. Daniel Barbeau, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, sheds a few tears as he holds his son, Fitz, for the first time Feb. 11.

Vitter announces Fort Polk to keep 162nd Securities Forces Assistance Brigade for 2014

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that the U.S. Army will maintain Fort Polk’s current 162nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade for the remainder of this year. Through his position on the U.S.

BJACH will carry limited service during winter storm

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital will have limited services the morning of January 29, 2014. All inpatient wards and the Emergency Room will maintain full services 24/7.