Fort Polk & Military News

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.

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