Fort Polk & Military News

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.

Catastrophic scenario brings together Louisiana community

December 3 began like most late fall days at Fort Polk: Gray skies with the threat of rain, temperatures in the upper 60s and 20,000 Soldiers and civilians headed to work.

Fort Polk unit demonstrates assembly of improved ribbon bridge

Sometimes when you come to a waterway, there's no way to cross it. Soldiers from the 814th Multi-Role Bridge Company of Fort Polk, La., demonstrate how they eliminate that problem.

Ft. Polk changes command

Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman is the new commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk following a change of command ceremony Nov. 15 on Fort Polk's Headquarters Field.