Fort Polk & Military News

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.

Army provides public more time to submit comments for structure realignment and reductions

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No fighting in cockpit: Pilot brothers share unit, missions

Being stationed with a Family member while in the Army is often times a difficult task.

Resiliency trainer hopes dogs join BJACH staff

If Kathy Adams has her way, the staff at Fort Polk's Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital could soon be living a dog’s life.

Freedom, Nisei Soldiers honored in New Orleans

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans opened its newest wing, the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 12.

Hamm rides military upbringing to collegiate success, bowl trip

When Je’Ron Hamm was just a baby in Sulzbach, Germany, his dad said he got an indication sports would be a big part of his child’s life — albeit not the sport he expected.

Vitter announces $18.1 Million grant for South Fort Polk Elementary School

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced today that the U.S. Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) will award an $18,070,606 grant to the Vernon Parish School Board in Leesville.