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Mayfest: May 4-5 in historic downtown Leesville. Always a good time ...

April 24: Kickball tournament, 6 p.m. Soldiers Athletic Complex. For more information call (337) 531-2056.

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Awesome turnout for today's Operation Earth Friendly Youth Catfish Derby at Fort Polk's Catfish Cove. Happy Earth Day one and all!

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April 21: Nerf Blasters at Fort Polk's Main Post Exchange, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids 8 and older can choose from an assortment of Nerf Blasters and practice their accuracy in the Blaster testing tent.

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Anyone seen the latest Fort Campbell headline? 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

April 24: Month of the Military Child story time, 11 a.m. Story and craft. Allen Memorial Library. Call (337) 531-2665.

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April 27: Second annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Glow Night, 6-8:30 p.m. at Army Community Service. Bouncers, music, slime-making, face-painting, games, popcorn, snow cones, pizza and so much more. Hosted by the Family Advocacy Program in conjunction with Child and Youth Services.

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Don't forget about the Operation Earth Friendly Youth Catfish Derby, Saturday, April 21, from 7 a.m.-noon at Catfish Cove Youth Fishing Pond for kids 15 and under. Play games, have a chance to win prizes by catching a tagged catfish, and just have fun! In the picture posted here, Col. Jarrett Thomas II, garrison commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Dodson are tagging fish -- looks a little fishy to us 😉

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Fort Polk Tax Center open through Friday
Fort Polk's Tax Center remains open until Friday, April 20, for all late filers on a walk-in basis only. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday (April 18) and Friday (April 20) and 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. For more information call (337) 531-1040.

Capt. Laterrious Starks and 1st Lt. Cory Smith (3rd Battalion, 353rd Regiment) participated in the Dallas Cowboys Military Combined Finals and they both placed in the top 5 of all 50 competitors. The overall purpose of the Military Combine was to twofold: provide Soldiers with an opportunity to experience a NFL Combine and to help assist service members who are transitioning back to civilian life and find meaningful working opportunities.
Outstanding Work Tigers!! #TIGERUP!

Denim Day April 27

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Congratulations to SFC Tiffiny China from the JRTC and Fort Polk -- as well as the rest of the All-Army Women's Bowling team!!!

BJACH, garrison town hall meeting
Please consider attending a town hall meeting set for Tuesday, April 24, at the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital dining facility at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Col. Marla Ferguson, BJACH commander, and Col. Jarrett Thomas II, Fort Polk garrison commander. If you are a beneficiary and have questions for BJACH or garrison questions for the GC, please consider attending. We'll also be live streaming the town hall here on FB.

April 21-22. Lake Charles Flea fest, Burton Coliseum. Four covered acres of anything and everything.

Scream-free parenting, hosted by Fort Polk's Family Advocacy Program. April 17, 6-8 p.m. at Army Community Service, bldg. 920. 531-1938.

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A color guard from the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (SGT Roland, SPC Idrizovic, PFC Cummings, PV2 McGraw, PVT Joseph) lead the Anacoco Spring Festival Parade today! BG and Mrs. Frank, COL and Mrs. Thomas and COL Rivera joined local leaders on floats to welcome in the spring season! The festival is open to the public until 2 p.m. across the street from the Anacoco Mercantile.

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