Thursday, March 16, 2017
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By JEAN DUBIEL Editor’s note: In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Guardian features a series highlighting the careers of accomplished women that work and serve at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. FORT POLK, La. — You can easily spot a Soldier... + continue reading
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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By Staff Sgt. NATHAN AKRIDGE FORT POLK, La. – Patriot Soldiers participating in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Mountain Peak exercise from Feb. 26 to March 14 faced an enemy that has plagued Soldiers from the time of Genghis Khan to the Dough Boys fighting in the... + continue reading
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By Capt. JOSHUA ELLERSON FORT POLK, La. — The partnership between a military organization and its surrounding communities has long played an important role in the effectiveness, training and readiness of the unit. Leaders from around Louisiana were extended an invitation from the 3rd... + continue reading
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By CHUCK CANNON FORT POLK, La. — More than 130 Soldiers from Fort Polk and the Louisiana National Guard began a two-week trek Feb. 24 to earn air assault wings. When the dust and chaff had settled, 49 survivors pinned the coveted badge to their uniforms during a graduation ceremony at Fort... + continue reading
Friday, March 10, 2017
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Medics from 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, remove a Soldier’s equipment to administer treatment during a mass casualty training event, part of the Mountain Peak exercise held at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk.... + continue reading

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03/16/2017
The Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce hosts a trip to China from Oct. 14- 22. An orientation meeting is held March 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Leesville. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://www.... + continue reading
03/16/2017
The following school lunch menu is for Vernon Parish schools for Monday through March 24. All meals are served with salad bar and choice of milk: • Monday: Ham sandwich, pork and beans, macaroni and cheese, pineapple chunks. To view more please... + continue reading

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By CHUCK CANNON FORT POLK, La. — As a young draftee from Oklahoma, Jim Ross found himself exiting a plane at the Fort Polk landing string in the summer of 1969 to begin training for an eventual assignment to Vietnam. On March 4, 48 years later, Ross returned to the sprawling post in... + continue reading
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By JEAN DUBIEL LEESVILLE, La. — On the first Saturday of every month, Rangers and Special Forces veterans throughout the country get together for a special breakfast. Each group posts photos to a centralized social media site to share the experience across the miles, linking old and new... + continue reading
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By Staff Sgt. NATHAN AKRIDGE FORT POLK, La. — Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division “Patriots” trained side by side with members of the 36th Infantry Division “Arrowhead” during the Mountain Peak exercise at the Joint Readiness Training... + continue reading
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The Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce hosts a trip to China from Oct. 14- 22. An orientation meeting is held March 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Leesville. To view more... + continue reading

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By VIVIAN LOPEZ FORT POLK, La. — Parenthood brings with it many decisions: Breastfeeding or formula? Disposable or cloth diapers? Stroller or baby carrier? Work or be a stay-at-home mom?... + continue reading