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Fort Polk & Military News

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.

Fort Polk prepares for second round of winter weather

For all military personnel and Department of the Army civilians:

Fort Polk key and essential personnel report to work Friday due to winter weather

The following applies to all military and Department of the Army civilians on Fort Polk:

Fort Polk spouse survives horrific injury; strives to teach others

Living in his home state of Maine three years ago, practicing real estate and working on a lobster boat in the summer, Blaine Carver was going about his life.

BJACH services closed during MLK holiday

All clinics, lab and the Outpatient Pharmacy at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital will be closed January 17-20 for a training holiday and the Martin Luther King federal holiday.

Fort Polk Progress announces Education Initiative to address military education evaluations

Fort Polk Progress is confident that the Vernon Parish School District can withstand the scrutiny called for by Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno in an Oct. 31 article published by the Army Times.

Local WWII veteran speaks of surviving Pearl Harbor and more

For 17-year-old Houston native Jack Jones, an assignment with the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, seemed ideal.

Rebounding from tragedy: Committed to seeing ‘light in their eyes’

After serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, sustaining injuries and being a Wounded Warrior, plus serving as cadre in the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bragg, N.C., Staff Sgt. Charles E.

‘It feels like Christmas all year long’

A group of Fort Polk residents have found a way to create a large family atmosphere, while at the same time saving money and providing a much-appreciated support system for young families struggling to make ends meet in a new location — o

Combat vet in desperate search for gift of life

Soldiers are fighters trained to undertake difficult tasks and beat the odds. Some seem to have an innate store of composure, toughness and pride in themselves and their duty.