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  • NC-based paratrooper killed in Fort Polk training

    April 18, 2015 3:41 PM

    FORT POLK, La. - The military says a U.S. Army paratrooper has died during an airborne training exercise at Fort Polk in Louisiana. A news release from the soldier's division, the North Carolina-based 82nd Airborne, says Pvt. Joshua D. Phillips, 19, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died during the exercise Thursday.... more »
  • Fort Polk brigade combat team gets new designation, soldiers

    February 25, 2015 10:52 AM

    FORT POLK - Fort Polk's brigade combat team has gained a new designation and added several hundred soldiers. Tuesday's ceremony saw the deactivation of the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team and the reactivation of its 3rd Brigade Combat Team. The American Press reports the move boosted brigade strength... more »
  • Fiery crash kills two

    September 29, 2014 6:05 AM

    LEESVILLE - State police say two people died in a single-vehicle crash on West Hawthorne Road near U.S. Highway 171 in Vernon Parish. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says the driver, a 21-year-old man from Fort Polk, has been identified, but that victim's name has not been made public as Fort... more »
  • Fort Polk draws support against cuts

    September 29, 2014 3:31 AM

    FORT POLK - Once more, Fort Polk has drawn more support than any other base facing potential cuts. Fort Polk Progress, a nonprofit created to advocate for the base, says Army Environmental Command got more than 111,200 comments from 30 communities nationwide - and 34,619 were against cuts at Fort... more »
  • Army investigating death of Fort Polk soldier

    September 10, 2014 2:05 PM

    FORT POLK- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of a Fort Polk soldier who was suspected of a break-in at a home on the central Louisiana military base. Fort Polk Military Police and the Army Civilian Police responded Friday to a report of a break-in. ... more »
  • Fort Polk bells to toll on Sept. 11

    September 9, 2010 5:28 AM

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk will hold a ceremony Friday to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The 9/11 Day of Remembrance ceremony will also honor all military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and contractors who have died in service. The ceremony starts... more »
  • Fort Polk combat brigade deploys Sept., Oct.

    August 26, 2010 5:45 AM

    The Army combat brigade stationed at Fort Polk will leave for Afghanistan in October. A deployment ceremony for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, is scheduled Sept. 30 at Fort Polk's Honor Field. It will take about a month for all 3,600 soldiers to leave. The brigade was... more »
  • Veterans cemetery lacks funds

    July 5, 2010 1:22 PM

    Central Louisiana finally will get its long-awaited Veterans Cemetery sometime this fall, but a Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs spokeswoman says it could be years before northeastern Louisiana veterans and their families have their own burial ground. The News Star reported on Monday that a bid will be awarded... more »
  • Soldier from Montana killed at Ft. Polk

    June 24, 2010 12:51 PM

    A soldier from Whitefish stationed at Fort Polk was killed in an attack at the Louisiana base last weekend, his mother said. An Ohio civilian has been charged with murder and attempted murder after one person was killed and another injured on the base on Saturday. Marcus Carey,... more »
  • Ohio man accused in killing on Fort Polk in La.

    June 21, 2010 4:28 PM

    The FBI says a 25-year-old Ohio man is accused of killing one person and injuring another in a fight at Fort Polk. FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne says Marcus Carey, a civilian, was scheduled for a hearing Monday afternoon in federal court in Lake Charles. She says the fight... more »
  • Fort Polk investigates killing on navy base

    June 3, 2010 11:56 AM

    Fort Polk's Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of a Tulane University graduate student shot in her home on the navy base in Belle Chasse. An Article 32 investigation, the military equivalent to a grand jury, is underway to decide if there is cause to hold a court... more »
  • Soldier found dead at Fort Polk

    April 15, 2010 12:45 PM

    A soldier based at Fort Polk has been found dead in his home on the central Louisiana Army base. Military officials say the soldier's body was found about 6 a.m. Wednesday by his wife, who called emergency personnel. The soldier was transported to Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, where... more »
  • Ex-dental assistant convicted of making false statements

    February 12, 2010 4:50 AM

    A federal jury has convicted a former Fort Polk employee of making false statements to obtain more than $95,000 in benefits. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Sherrie Wood, of Leesville, concealed the fact that she was working at times when she was claiming disability benefits. Wood was a dental assistant with... more »
  • Fort Polk soldier faces more armed robbery charges

    February 3, 2010 5:12 AM

    The Fort Polk soldier arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies is facing two additional two charges, and a second man, believed to be the getaway driver, has been arrested as well. Alexandria police say 21-year-old Adam Charles Reece is facing seven counts of armed robbery and 26-year-old... more »
  • Troops from Fort Polk heading to Haiti

    January 22, 2010 11:25 AM

    Soldiers from Fort Polk will deploy to Haiti. The Army says about 130 soldiers from the 209th Military Police Battalion will leave next week. Their mission will be to help with earthquake recovery and humanitarian assistance. An earthquake devastated the island nation 10 days ago. more »
  • La. National Guard training Iraqi Police

    September 18, 2009 9:11 PM

    The Louisiana National Guard is helping train Iraq's federal police force. Members of the guard's 225th Engineer Brigade have been working with Iraq's 2nd Federal Police Division near Alexandria, Louisiana at Fort Polk. The police division mans checkpoints in Baghdad. The training includes how to detect the roadside... more »

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