Fort Polk & Military News

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.

Information for Army civilians affected by government shutdown

Department of the Army civilians affected by the government shut down should know about Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA).

JRTC at Fort Polk operations reduced during government shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, some operations at the Joint Readiness Trainin Center at Fort Polk will be reduced or curtailed. The Public Affairs Office at Fort Polk have listed the following adjustments:

10th Mtn. Division soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 10th Mountain Division Soldier, stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana with the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team died in Gamberi, Afghanistan, Thursday September 19, in a non-combat related incident.

Resilience goal: Everyone speaks same language

When Soldiers go to war, they face issues that most of those who've never been in battle can't understand: Harsh living conditions; an enemy bent on killing you; potential deadly booby traps around every corner or even ou

Tour shows importance, relevance of Intermediate Staging Base in Alexandria

There is an increase in Army vehicles on local roads of late. Convoys can be seen on La. Hwy 28 moving back and forth between the Alexandria Airport and Fort Polk at all hours of the day and night.

Crabtree takes reins as Polk bids Keithley adieu

Fort Polk’s top enlisted Soldier hung up his boots and passed the torch to his replacement during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 13 on Fort Polk's Warrior Field.