Fort Polk & Military News

DOD identifies Fort Pok unit for upcoming Afghanistan rotation

The Department of Defense today identified a major unit to deploy as part of the upcoming summer rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The scheduled rotation involves one infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) with roughly 1,230 personnel.

Fort Polk searches for untethered blimp

During a military training exercise on Sunday, May 19, 2013, a small Army Aerostat Blimp broke free from its tether on the Peason Ridge area and began drifting in a westward direction from Fort Polk at an altitude of about 2,000

Medal of Honor recipient's daughter to receive flag at Fort Polk Thursday

The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk hosts a Memorial Day ceremony Thursday, May 23, at 10 a.m., at Warrior Memorial Park.

Geronimos work hard, play hard

Members of Fort Polk's 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment gathered April 26 to pay homage to a guiding force that once walked within their ranks.

Fort Polk trio add military touch to area roller derby team

During the 1970s, one of the more popular Saturday afternoon television programs was "Roller Derby," featuring both men's and women's teams in action akin to championship wrestling, where skaters flew around an 

Return to Tigerland aimed toward vets, highlights training

The 162nd Infantry “Tiger” Brigade hosts “Return to Tiger Land” on North Fort Polk from 9 .am. to 2 p.m. May 4.

La. Senate to hold Military Family Day in honor of Louisiana's fallen heroes

The Louisiana State Senate will hold its 9th Annual Military Family Day to honor Louisiana Fallen Heroes and their families on Tuesday, May 7th, at 1:30 p.m., during the legislative session in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol.

House Special Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs hosts military fundraiser at Tiger Stadium

The battle between the Legislative Republicans vs. Democrats will play out on the field this Sunday, April 21, at Tiger Stadium, in the first annual Truce for the Troops Bowl.

Congressional delegates hit ground running

"Feet, guide hand, break hand!" yelled Kate Cannon of Utah, staff member for Senator Mike Lee, as she rappelled down a 34-foot tower at Fort Polk's air assault course Feb.

SMA calls for soldiers to maintain professionalism

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler spent the day touring the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Feb. 21 getting a first-hand glimpse of training and visiting with Soldiers.