Ed and Janet Schafer welcome their new family member, Bella, at the Fort Polk Stray Animal Facility Dec. 15. The couple drove from Northern Virginia to adopt Bella after seeing her picture on the Guardian's website.
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By CHUCK CANNON   FORT POLK, La. — When retired Master Sgt. Ed Schafer saw a picture of Bella, a mixed-breed dog at the Fort Polk Stray Animal Facility, posted on a friend’s Facebook page, it piqued his interest.   To view more please log... + continue reading

Back row, left to right: The 2014 December Fort Polk graduates are Lisa Jones, University of Maryland; Morgan Muzzey, Troy University; Mark Anthony Brown II, Upper Iowa University; James reginald Smith, Central Texas College; and George Sims, University of Phoenix. Front row, left to right: Lisa Washington, Trident University; Mayra Leandre, Colorado Technical University; Rebekah Harasick, Northwestern State University; and Jacob Hamilton, Central Michigan University.
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By ANGIE THORNE   FORT POLK, La. — On Dec. 11 at the Main Post Chapel, 82 students from six on-post universities and five online colleges graduated in a ceremony attended by friends, Family and Fort Polk command.   To view more please log in or... + continue reading

The command floor, set up at the Berry Mission Training Complex Dec. 9-13 for a command training exercise, is abuzz with activitiy as several Soldiers monitor their computer screens, collecting and sharing information for the battle captains.
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By JEAN DUBIEL   FORT POLK, La. –– The Joint Readiness Training Center isn’t called the premiere training center for nothing. Hundreds of thousands of troops have passed through its gates: In for training, out for deployment.   To view more... + continue reading

Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel, presents Army 1st Sgt. Katrina Moerk with the citation for her Army Commendation Medal at the Pentagon, Dec. 15 Moerk received the medal for her efforts to address unprofessional online behavior by service members.
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By CLAUDETTE ROULO   WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with a senior noncommissioned officer Dec. 15 to thank her for leading by example and defending Army values despite facing harassment after confronting service members who were behaving unethically online... + continue reading
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More than 80 Soldiers from across the installation and one from the 3rd Battalion, 144th Infantry Regiment, Texas National Guard, tried to obtain their Expert Infantry Badges Dec. 8-12 at the Rosepine Training Site.   To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition... + continue reading

Ed and Janet Schafer welcome their new family member, Bella, at the Fort Polk Stray Animal Facility Dec. 15. The couple drove from Northern Virginia to adopt Bella after seeing her picture on the Guardian's website.

Back row, left to right: The 2014 December Fort Polk graduates are Lisa Jones, University of Maryland; Morgan Muzzey, Troy University; Mark Anthony Brown II, Upper Iowa University; James reginald Smith, Central Texas College; and George Sims, University of Phoenix. Front row, left to right: Lisa Washington, Trident University; Mayra Leandre, Colorado Technical University; Rebekah Harasick, Northwestern State University; and Jacob Hamilton, Central Michigan University.

The command floor, set up at the Berry Mission Training Complex Dec. 9-13 for a command training exercise, is abuzz with activitiy as several Soldiers monitor their computer screens, collecting and sharing information for the battle captains.

Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel, presents Army 1st Sgt. Katrina Moerk with the citation for her Army Commendation Medal at the Pentagon, Dec. 15 Moerk received the medal for her efforts to address unprofessional online behavior by service members.

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Ed and Janet Schafer welcome their new family member, Bella, at the Fort Polk Stray Animal Facility Dec. 15. The couple drove from Northern Virginia to adopt Bella after seeing her picture on the Guardian's website.
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By CHUCK CANNON   FORT POLK, La. — When retired Master Sgt. Ed Schafer saw a picture of Bella, a mixed-breed dog at the Fort Polk Stray Animal Facility, posted on a... + continue reading

Back row, left to right: The 2014 December Fort Polk graduates are Lisa Jones, University of Maryland; Morgan Muzzey, Troy University; Mark Anthony Brown II, Upper Iowa University; James reginald Smith, Central Texas College; and George Sims, University of Phoenix. Front row, left to right: Lisa Washington, Trident University; Mayra Leandre, Colorado Technical University; Rebekah Harasick, Northwestern State University; and Jacob Hamilton, Central Michigan University.
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