Fort Polk & Military News

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.

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: