The members of Redcon 1 sing for the Soldiers and Families of Fort Polk Sept. 3-4 at the Bayou Theater.
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By ANGIE THORNE.   FORT POLK, La. — After a deployment, Soldiers may feel isolated and frightened by the myriad emotions and reactions they experience while trying to acclimate to life after combat. Too many don’t reach out for help. They think that, alone, they can... + continue reading

Victim advocate intern Lakieah Brown (left) chats with Victim advocates Shalena Brown (center) and Stacy Puzon at the Sept. 17 Suicide Awareness Fair held at Army Community Service. September is Suicide Prevention Month for the Army; the fair sought to raise awareness and provide support through the many services offered through Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital and ACS.
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By ABBEY SINCLAIR.   FORT POLK, La. — Every day, it’s torture just to get out of bed. You feel like you have no one to talk to, no one who understands. The black cloud that hangs over you darkens with every argument with your spouse, every increasingly bad day at... + continue reading

Ranger trainees demonstrate teamwork during a raft assault in 2012. The Army is now calling for female volunteers to possibly attend a Ranger assessment course in the spring.
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By GARY SHEFTICK.   WASHINGTON — The Army is asking for female volunteers to possibly attend a Ranger course in the spring. A final decision will be made in January on whether or not to actually conduct the one-time assessment, officials said. Since the Army needs to... + continue reading

Master Sgt. Michael D. Gibson (left) and Sgt. Maj. Jabari O. Williams of the Bayou Chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club render salutes during the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk's 9-11 remembrance ceremony held Sept. 11 at Warrior Memorial Park.
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By ABBEY SINCLAIR.   FORT POLK, La. — On that early fall morning 13 years ago, not a soul knew about the horrific event that was about to occur. This tragedy would alter the course of history, setting off a chain of events in the days, months and years ahead that would... + continue reading
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Sgt. Charles Benson (left), best medic candidate, Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, gently places a foldable brace around a simulated casualty's neck during the Patriot Brigade's Best Medic assessment at Fort Polk... + continue reading

The members of Redcon 1 sing for the Soldiers and Families of Fort Polk Sept. 3-4 at the Bayou Theater.

Victim advocate intern Lakieah Brown (left) chats with Victim advocates Shalena Brown (center) and Stacy Puzon at the Sept. 17 Suicide Awareness Fair held at Army Community Service. September is Suicide Prevention Month for the Army; the fair sought to raise awareness and provide support through the many services offered through Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital and ACS.

Ranger trainees demonstrate teamwork during a raft assault in 2012. The Army is now calling for female volunteers to possibly attend a Ranger assessment course in the spring.

Master Sgt. Michael D. Gibson (left) and Sgt. Maj. Jabari O. Williams of the Bayou Chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club render salutes during the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk's 9-11 remembrance ceremony held Sept. 11 at Warrior Memorial Park.

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By KATHY PORTS.   FORT POLK, La. –– Parents of youngsters between the ages of 4 and 18 are encouraged to mark Sept. 27 on their calendars as Fort Polk’s Child, Youth and School Services and Bayne-Jones Army... + continue reading
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NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.   The University of Michigan recently conducted a study on the “couch potato syndrome,” listing “not enough exercise” as the most critical health concern for children followed by... + continue reading

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Lupita Pina's smile says it all as she and her spouse, Juan, complete the final obstacle in the 5K Mud Run around Alligator Lake Sept. 6. More than 800 Soldiers, Family members and civilians turned out for the event that featured obstacles such as the "Super Slide" and "... + continue reading
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Brig. Gen. William Hickman, commander, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, receives his annual flu shot at bldg 350 Sept. 10 from Spc. Austin Culver, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, tasked to the Soldier Readiness Center.... + continue reading
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By DAVID VERGUN   WASHINGTON — Most people remember where they were on 9/11. Michelle and Clifton Cottom certainly do, and said they think about it all the time. Their 11-year-old daughter, Asia SiVon Cottom, was on Flight 77 that day, with other children. They had won an... + continue reading
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A bike rodeo is one of the activities scheduled for the Fast and Furious Fitness Challenge for Kids at Siegfried Youth Center Sept. 27. Firstplace winners will receive new bicycles.
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By ABBEY SINCLAIR. I dreamt about a snake. A huge, pale, slithering beast that overtook my entire yard. As he fixed his gaze on me, I woke with a gasp. This dream didn’t just happen... + continue reading