Fort Polk & Military News

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.

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.