DERIDDER, La.--In a 5:15 press conference Tuesday afternoon, Fort Polk Progress, in conjunction with the City of DeRidder, continued its call to action to elected officials and residents throughout Louisiana and East Texas to respond in force to the Army's Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment released June 26 which analyses the effects of a possible reduction in force b

Please note: The press conference scheduled for 5:15 Tuesday, July 8, in DeRidder, La. at the Civic Center is still scheduled to take place.

LEESVILLE-In a press conference this morning, Fort Polk Progress, in conjunction with the City of Leesville, issued a call to action to elected officials and residents throughout Louisiana and East Texas.

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Written by: Jeff Matthews

Central Louisiana would experience significant adverse effects from a downsizing at Fort Polk, Army officials acknowledge in a recent report detailing proposed cuts at several installations.

DERIDDER-Fort Polk Progress has announced a second press conference at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday July 8, 2014 at the War Memorial Civic Center, 250 W 7th Street in response to the 2014 Army SPEA.

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Written by Jeff Mathews 

For some, it was their first overseas deployment. Others had been through it multiple times before. But one feeling was universal among the hundreds of Louisiana National Guard soldiers who returned from Kuwait Wednesday — they were glad to be home.