Story Courtesy of The Town Talk
By: Richard Sharkey

To help make his case to members of the state's congressional delegation for improvements at Alexandria International Airport, England Authority Executive Director Jon Grafton brought a bag of aging concrete to show them.

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Monday that the England Economic & Industrial Development District has been selected for the Military Airport Program (MAP).

Washington, D.C.-- Fort Polk Progress members were invited to speak during a national summit last month, serving as panelists during a workshop that focused on building community partnerships with nearby military installations.

Lake Charles ranks as No. 1 small market in South, based on 2014 project investments and job creation

**UPDATE WITH PHOTOS and CORRECTIONS listed below*** 

Corrections:

-Rep. John Fleming, an ardent and steadfast supporter of Fort Polk, was improperly left out of our release. We apologize for this error. 

-The original draft identified Rep. Steve Scalise as the Speaker of the House. That is incorrect. He is the House Majority Whip. 

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Fort Polk Progress has been honored with the 2015 Community Excellence Award from the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) for its successful collaboration with local, state and federal partners in support of the educational community at Fort Polk.