Fort Polk, LA 71459, USA



Soldiers arrive on the Geronimo drop zone at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis) U.S. Army Garrison Fort Polk is in beautiful west-central Louisiana and is the home of the Joint Readiness Training Center. Fort Polk’s mission is to provide installation support


Soldiers in the 46th Engineer Battalion and 88th Brigade Support Battalion work together to accomplish their recovery mission of loading a World War II Sherman tank for transport to the Fort Polk Museum. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Meillettis Patton) Fort Polk was established in 1941 and named in honor of


A Soldier assigned to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, provides security at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis) If you are on orders for Fort Polk and plan on flying to the area, book your flight to the Alexandria

Life on the Post

U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Eddington (middle) engages the enemy with his teammates during the Fort Polk Warrior Week paintball tournament at the installation’s MWR range. Warrior Week hosted a series of sports competitions pitting the post’s units against each other. (Photo by Spc. Eric Provost) Housing Services Office The Housing

Exploring the Local Area

Spc. Jacob Smith explains the 120 mm mortar during Leesville’s Mayfest. (Photo by Spc. Anri G. Baril) Nestled in the piney woods of west central Louisiana, Vernon Parish offers lots of outdoor opportunities for nature lovers and sportsmen. History buffs love the area too: there are museums and several sites


Quartermaster School gets new command sergeant major

Story by Patrick Buffett on 04/20/2017 FORT LEE, Va. (April 20, 2017) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Sean J. Rice became the 13th Regimental CSM of the Quartermaster Corps during a change of responsibility ceremony Friday in the Lee Club. The Aurora, Colo., native is just a few months shy of

Nighthawks spring into Joint Readiness Training Center

Story by MAJ Christopher Matthews on 04/20/2017 EDINBURGH, Ind. Indiana National Guard Soldiers with the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted their final training exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana before heading to their Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, Louisiana later this summer. Approximately 2,200 Soldiers with the

American Planning Association honors four Fort Worth District projects

Story by James Frisinger on 04/12/2017 FORT WORTH, Texas The American Planning Association this month singled out four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District projects for honors in the 2016 Federal Planning Division Awards. They will be presented at the annual awards banquet May 4 in New York
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