Fort Polk, LA 71459, USA



Soldiers arrive on the Geronimo drop zone at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis) U.S. Army Garrison Fort Polk is in beautiful west-central Louisiana and is the home of the Joint Readiness Training Center. Fort Polk’s mission is to provide installation support


Soldiers in the 46th Engineer Battalion and 88th Brigade Support Battalion work together to accomplish their recovery mission of loading a World War II Sherman tank for transport to the Fort Polk Museum. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Meillettis Patton) Fort Polk was established in 1941 and named in honor of


A Soldier assigned to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, provides security at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis) If you are on orders for Fort Polk and plan on flying to the area, book your flight to the Alexandria

Life on the Post

U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Eddington (middle) engages the enemy with his teammates during the Fort Polk Warrior Week paintball tournament at the installation’s MWR range. Warrior Week hosted a series of sports competitions pitting the post’s units against each other. (Photo by Spc. Eric Provost) Housing Services Office The Housing

Exploring the Local Area

Spc. Jacob Smith explains the 120 mm mortar during Leesville’s Mayfest. (Photo by Spc. Anri G. Baril) Nestled in the piney woods of west central Louisiana, Vernon Parish offers lots of outdoor opportunities for nature lovers and sportsmen. History buffs love the area too: there are museums and several sites


Iowa Sappers drive on over unforgiving Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., terrain

Story by MSG Duff E. McFadden on 05/17/2017 Iowa combat engineers drive on By Master Sgt. Duff E. McFadden "Hey, just one more event. Let's do it. One more event. Let's go." Cold, drenched with rain, and reduced to a painful, six-inch shuffle, two Iowans continued to find the tenacity

Louisiana Lullaby

Story by MAJ Chad Ashe on 05/11/2017 FORT POLK, La. Joseph "Jack" C. Rogillio used to listen to a familiar song, "Louisiana Lullaby," on the juke box after his ship watching duties scouting for enemy ships in Kure Beach, N.C. He was like many young men of that time, preparing

Armor meets light infantry as Cottonbalers depart for JRTC rotation

Story by MAJ Randy Ready on 05/09/2017 (FORT STEWART, Ga.) Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment are headed to Fort Polk, Louisiana to take part in a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center from May 8-25. The Cottonbalers will be sending a mechanized company team of
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