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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Polk, Louisiana ~ 28 FEB 2012
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 02/27/2012 6:00:34 PM PST by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Polk, Louisiana

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Fort Polk is unique in all the Army because it is the only Combat Training Center (CTC) that also has the mission to train and deploy combat and combat support units.

From its start as a base for the Louisiana Maneuvers in the 1940s, to a basic training post during Vietnam, to the home of the 5th Mech Division in the 1980s, and its current dual missions as the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and home of the 2nd ACR and Warrior Brigade, Fort Polk has executed all of the Army's mission.

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Fort Polk is located in west-central Louisiana, about 45 miles from Alexandria, 70 miles from Lake Charles, 120 miles from Shreveport, 150 miles from Baton Rouge, 250 from New Orleans, and 180 from Houston. Closer to our front gate are the nearby towns of Leesville, La, located in Vernon Parish, and DeRidder, La, located in Beauregard Parish.

The main post consists of approximately 100,000 acres. Fort Polk is divided into two cantonment areas known as North Fort Polk and South Fort Polk. Approximately 98,000 acres of the main post is within the Kisatchie National Forest and is used by Fort Polk under an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. In addition, the headwaters and bodies of several streams are located within the installation.

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The Joint Readiness Training Center provides advance level joint training for the Army (Active and Reserve Component), Air Force and Navy contingency forces in deployment and tactical operations under realistic conditions of low to mid intensity combat.

Currently Fort Polk is supporting the war on terrorism by providing contingency training for the Army's light infantry and special operations forces and by deploying home station and reserve component forces in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, and Iraqi Freedom.

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The JRTC and Fort Polk is experiencing a tremendous transformation to be able to continue to accomplish our missions as a Combat Training Center, Power Projection Platform and a Modern Installation that supports our soldiers and families.

The installation is seeing one of its biggest construction booms ever with over $300 million in new construction and renovation projects in support of Fort Polk Transformation over the next several years.

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Sgt Joshua A. Born, USA, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps., KIA Afghanistan 23Feb2012



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



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Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 02/27/2012 6:21:21 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good Evening Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


22 posted on 02/27/2012 6:22:22 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evenin’ Kathy,...((HUGS))


23 posted on 02/27/2012 6:22:29 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


24 posted on 02/27/2012 6:22:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening,Kathy!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

25 posted on 02/27/2012 6:24:57 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa; HopeandGlory
And we have a tie for the gold....Mac and Nana Hope each grab one!!


26 posted on 02/27/2012 6:26:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Howdy, (((Lauren)))

Great thread! Thanks for all your hard work! Hope your “real” work is slowing down a bit! :)


27 posted on 02/27/2012 6:26:46 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: writer33
I remember when it was 5th Inf Division Mechanized. Right in the middle of nowhere. :-)

I was stationed there in '86 and '87 when it was the 5th ID. Good times. Of course, things always look better 25 years later ;)


28 posted on 02/27/2012 6:28:11 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!






Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

29 posted on 02/27/2012 6:30:44 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thanks, lauren, for our National Anthem...humming along.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 6:31:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
God rest the souls of the fallen heroes!


31 posted on 02/27/2012 6:32:55 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The 5th ID moved out in 1992 and went to Ft. Hood. I was there in ‘89 and ‘90.


32 posted on 02/27/2012 6:35:42 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thank you Lauren for this evenings road trip! *Hugs*







Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


33 posted on 02/27/2012 6:38:21 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK
And in second....Hawaii snags the silver!!


34 posted on 02/27/2012 6:38:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; All

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

35 posted on 02/27/2012 6:41:16 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat
And rounding out the top three....Sand bags the bronze!!


36 posted on 02/27/2012 6:43:33 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

37 posted on 02/27/2012 6:44:24 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
"The installation is seeing one of its biggest construction booms ever with over $300 million in new construction and renovation projects in support of Fort Polk Transformation over the next several years."

I hope they finally tore down those old WW2 barracks I took basic training in circa 1974. :)

Keep up the good work, Lauren!

38 posted on 02/27/2012 6:44:46 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening,Connie!

*HUGS*

Haven't seen you in a whle - how have you been doing?



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

39 posted on 02/27/2012 6:46:51 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Always good to see you, too, Early Bird! :)

Hope you are breathing better this week!


40 posted on 02/27/2012 6:48:53 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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