Fort Polk & Military News

BJACH Pharmacy will no longer be open on Saturdays

Beginning September 7, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital’s Outpatient Pharmacy will no longer be open on Saturday.

Soldier lays down arms, picks up peace of mind

In 1943, Abraham Maslow outlined a pyramid-shaped hierarchy of needs that ranked crucial essentials for human survival.

Patriots prepare to watch over FOB Gamberi

The Battery B, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment force protection team watches over the Soldiers and Afghan civilians who move in and around Forward Operating Base Gamberi on a daily basis from towers around the FOB.

Army Community Hospital prepares for mandated civilian furloughs

The federally mandated furlough is in effect from July 8 to September 30 at all military treatment facilities. The majority of Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital civilian staff will observe the furlough on Fridays.

88th BSB Course continues as mission transitions

The seeds of military logistics were sewn millennia ago when the Assyrians used their wits to suppress and overtake their neighbors in the Fertile Crescent.

Vitter and Fleming react to Fort Polk announcement

U.S. Senator David Vitter and Congressman John Fleming, M.D., released the following statement about the U.S. Army’s announcement that force restructuring will result in a minimal force reduction at Fort Polk:

Army announces force structure, stationing decisions

The Army announced today its force structure and stationing decisions associated with the active component end-strength reduction of 80,000 Soldiers to 490,000 -- a 14 percent reduction across the force -- by 2017.

4th BCT medics learn to treat point of entry wounds

Medics can mean the difference between life and death on the battlefield. That’s why training is important to successful battle survival.

Compact unit, extensive mission - Fort Polk's 383rd 'Assassins' deploy

Family, friends, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk leaders and the 41st Transportation Company, 88th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade gathered at 1st MEB Field to bid farewell to the 383rd Modular Movement

U.S. Sec. of Defense office announces deployment of Fort Polk brigade team

The Department of Defense announced June 7 that Fort Polk's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division is deploying as part of the upcoming summer rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.