FORT POLK

New BOSS president works to make program continued success

Story by Chuck Cannon on 07/03/2019 By ANGIETHORNE Guardian staff writer FORT POLK, La. Change is inevitable. Soldiers know this as they move from post to post, rise through the ranks and learn and adapt through training. But when someone is given the chance to influence change, they soon discover
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JRTC, Fort Polk host LGBT Pride Month observance

Story by Chuck Cannon on 07/03/2019 Pride in all who serve JRTC, Fort Polk host LGBT Pride Month observance By ANGIETHORNE Guardian staff writer FORT POLK, La. The 32nd Hospital Center hosted the Joint Readiness Center and Fort Polk LGBT Pride Month Celebration at Warrior Gym June 27. The event
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Fort Polk Soldier reaches through time to bring home fallen Family member

Story by Patricia Dubiel on 07/02/2019 On June 13, 1944, Cpl. Ralph L. Bennett and his brothers-in-arms were holding a position along the Mogaung Road, a vital route leading into the strategically important city of Myitkyina, when the enemy engaged them with small arms and indirect mortar fire. Bennett wa
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Louisiana VFW state commander reflects back on successful year

Story by Angie Thorne on 06/28/2019 FORT POLK, La. Matthew West, chief of operations, G-3, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3619, DeRidder, concludes his year as Department of Louisiana VFW state commander this Sunday. He will then transition directly into the quartermaster position at his post,
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Full-scale exercise tests response, coordination at JRTC, Fort Polk

Story by Patricia Dubiel on 06/28/2019 FORT POLK, La. When a community is affected by disaster, an effective and timely response speeds recovery, offers reassurance to those impacted by the crisis and hastens a return to normalcy. At Fort Polk, the Crisis Action Team, or CAT, consisting of civilians and
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Geronimo hosts change of command

Story by Angie Thorne on 06/28/2019 FORT POLK, La. A change of command for 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment took place at Fort Polk's Spike Field June 26 as Lt. Col. Jimmy Hathaway, outgoing commander, passed the colors to Lt. Col. Henry Moltz. Col. David Gardner, Joint Readiness Training
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