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10
Aug

Movie night highlights DFMWR events

DFMWR

FORT POLK, La. — The Fort Polk Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation has the following activities slated for September:

• Sept. 1 — Child and Youth Services are closed for training.

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Thu
10
Aug

Fort Polk Exchange shoppers make difference

By COLLEEN BOWERS
Fort Polk Exchange

FORT POLK, La. — Soldiers and their families shopping and dining at Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Fort Polk generated $687,611 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.

During the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs. At Fort Polk, these include the Warrior Community Center, Allen Memorial Library and Splash Park.

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Thu
10
Aug

Chapel hosts youth rally, AWANA, Family night

MAIN POST CHAPEL

The Fort Polk Main Post Chapel hosts the following activities:

• Community-wide Youth Rally, “Broken to Restored,” Saturday, Main Post Chapel 5-8 p.m., area local youth groups invited.

• AWANA registration opens online Aug. 20, at the Fort Polk Awana Facebook page (limited space for students).

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Thu
03
Aug

Storm water poster winners

Fort Polk Environmental and Natural Resources Division’s Water Resource Office hosted a Storm Water Poster Contest during a Child and Youth Services School Age Center summer camp July 14. 

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Thu
03
Aug

BJACH FSG hosts back-to-school bash, pool party

By KATHY PORTS

FORT POLK, La. — Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital hosted a Back-to-School Bash and Pool Party co-sponsored by the hospital’s Family Support Group July 29.

Preparation for the event began earlier in the week as volunteers stuffed about 70 book bags filled with school supplies. Both the bags and supplies were donated or purchased with cash donations.

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Thu
03
Aug

Happy birthday ACS

Fort Polk Army Community Service Center celebrated its 52nd birthday with a cake decorating competition July 27. Soldiers voted on the winner.

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Fri
28
Jul

Small critters, big consequences: Be mindful of tick-borne diseases

WASHINGTON — Ticks may be small, but they can spread damaging illnesses through one bite. Knowing what to look out for and how to prevent tick-borne illnesses can help service members and their families enjoy the outdoors year-round.

“Ticks bite people any time of the year, buthey really respond to weather,” said ElleStromdahl, an entomologist at the Army Public Health Center.

 

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Fri
28
Jul

ASAP encourages Soldiers to seek help at annual training

FORT POLK, La. — People struggle to over-come addictions every day, and in many cases it’s a slow and painful process. Fort Polk’s Army Substance Abuse Program staff understand the difficulties and provide access to information,support and the knowledge they aren’t alone.

One way they do this is with the annual ASAP abuse awareness and suicide prevention training,held this year on July 21 at the Mission Command Training Center.

 

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Fri
28
Jul

DFMWR offers activities for youngsters, adults

FORT POLK, La. — The Fort Polk Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation offers a host of opportunities for the Soldiers and Families of Fort Polk. Check out the following activities:

Allen Memorial Library:

 

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Fri
28
Jul

Parents, educators have Cafeteria Conversation

FORT POLK, La. — The fourth annual Cafeteria Conversation, held July 25 at Parkway Elementary School, Leesville, brought together members of the local community and Vernon Parish School District to help parents and children garner the tools needed for a successful school year. The event is part of the Education Initiative, a partnership between Fort Polk, Fort Polk Progress and the Vernon Parish School District to provide children with a quality education.Schools and organizations participating in the event set up tables with information and plenty of giveaways.

Area schools were lined up along Parkway’smain hallway to answer questions from curious parents.

 

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