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Thu
18
May

Military Spouse Appreciation Day observed

By VIVIAN LOPEZ

FORT POLK, La. — The lives of military spouses are not easy. They must endure weeks or months at a time without their Soldiers, and start over at a new duty station every few years, adapting to the challenges that come with it and finding a new support system to cling to when times get rough.

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is observed every year on the Friday before Mother’s Day. This year it was May 12 and to commemorate, the Fort Polk Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a Military Spouses Night out at the Warrior Community Center.

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Thu
18
May

Spring concert

The Vernon Chamber Orchestra performs its spring concert on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Polk’s Main Post Chapel. Members have a wide range of ages, backgrounds and abilities.

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Thu
18
May

Heritage month

An Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance, hosted by the 519th Military Police Battalion, is held Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Warrior Community Center.

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Thu
18
May

Arts, crafts center gets Families creative with parents, me classes

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FORT POLK, La. — Fort Polk’s Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosts Parent and Me workshops throughout June.

The workshops provide parents and children the opportunity to work together, get creative and develop closer bonds by sharing experiences and hobbies.

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Thu
11
May

Heritage month

An Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance, hosted by the 519th Military Police Battalion, is held May 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Warrior Community Center.

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Thu
11
May

Corvias survey

The Vernon Chamber Orchestra performs its spring concert on May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Polk’s Main Post Chapel. Members have a wide range of ages, backgrounds and abilities.

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Thu
11
May

Polk Thrift Boutique welcomes new manager

By VIVIAN LOPEZ

FORT POLK, La. — “I love bargains and finding interesting things; I knew it was what I wanted to do,” said Kaitlyn Sutherland, the Fort Polk Thrift Boutique’s new store manager.

Sutherland took over the manager position after her predecessor, Dita Hammer, moved on to a new duty station this spring.

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Fri
05
May

Corvias plans exterior renovations

By MATTHEW MCGEE

FORT POLK, La. — Over the next 10 months, Corvias Military Living will complete exterior renovations to about 420 homes on Fort Polk. Renovations will include new paint, roofs and gutters.

These renovations are a continuation of the work Corvias has been doing since 2004 on behalf of military families living on post.

To supplement geothermal heating and cooling systems that are underperforming, Corvias will also provide portable air conditioning units until a permanent solution is identified.

The 50-year public-private partnership between Corvias and Fort Polk ensures the needs of the modern military family are met. For example, Corvias surveys residents to identify what is important to them.

 

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Fri
05
May

Enjoy Louisiana summer with these ATV safe riding tips

By Staff Sgt. THOMAS FLEMING

FORT POLK, La. — Each year more than 700 people lose their lives and 100,000 suffer injuries in accidents involving all terrain vehicles, according to the United States Product Safety Commission. With summer approaching, more Fort Polk Soldiers and Family members will be outside enjoying Louisiana’s warm, sunny days and outdoor- friendly areas such as Kisatchie National Forest, where ATVs are often utilized to traverse the rolling terrain.

The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Command Safety Office recommends the following safe riding tips to help ensure a safe summer.

 

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Fri
05
May

Know facts, history of ATVs

How much do you know about the histody and origin of the ATV? Read on to learn more.

• What is an ATV? — The term "all-terrain vehicle" or ATV is used in a general sense to describe any of a number of small, open, motorized buggies and tricycles designed for offroad use.

However, the American National Standards Institute defines an ATV as a vehicle that travels on low pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, and with handlebars for steering control.

By the current ANSI definition, it is intended for use by a single operator, although a change to include two-seaters (in tandem) is under consideration.

 

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