Fort Polk & Military News

Public can sound off on proposed troop cuts at Fort Polk

The Army Listening Session about the proposed cut of up to 6,500 troops at Fort Polk will be held in three locations simultaneously on March 3, 2015. The three locations include, Leesville, Alexandria and Lake Charles.

Fort Polk to host town hall meeting about ebola virus

Staff from Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital in Leesville will host an informational town hall meeting about the ebola virus. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

LSU provides way for student veterans to transition into civilian world

Courage, strength and dedication are just some of the traits you have to have to be in the military.

Fort Polk commissary grand opening set for Nov. 12

Commissary-authorized shoppers will get their first look inside the new Fort Polk Commissary immediately following the store's 9 a.m. Nov. 12 grand opening ceremony. The media is invited to attend.

JRTC, Fort Polk hosts Veterans Day Ceremony

The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk hosts a Veterans Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 7, at 2:00 p.m. at Warrior Field.

Fort Polk to host 39th annual Retiree Appreciation Day

 A host of activities are planned as hundreds of military retirees from throughout Louisiana and southeast Texas descend on Fort Polk for the post’s 39th Annual Retiree Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25.

Training, real world same for Fort Polk’s 115th CSH

When Fort Polk’s 115th Combat Support Hospital headed to the Joint Readiness Training Center’s Forward Operating Base Forge to support the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division’s rotation Sept.

U.S. Coast Guard helps sea turtles swim free in Gulf of Mexico

Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Gulfport and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies transported rehabilitated sea turtles to a safe location in the Gulf of Mexico, on October 1, 2014.

SERE Specialist facilitates training for Air Force, Army

You’re at work going about your usual business –– as a Soldier, that may mean going on patrol with your squad or heading to a nearby depot for a resupply –– when suddenly, you find yourself separated from your grou

Enjoy Little Big Town, Tyler Bryant, fireworks, food on Fourth at Fort Polk

Do you have plans for the Fourth of July?