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Army Cuts Could Impact Fort Polk

Fort Polk could lose personnel in reductions to be announced Thursday
Fort Polk could lose personnel in reductions to be announced Thursday

The U.S. Army is expected to announce cuts that could significantly affect central Louisiana's Fort Polk.

Fort Polk could lose personnel in reductions to be announced Thursday
Fort Polk could lose personnel in reductions to be announced Thursday

   

An official announcement is expected Thursday.  

Army officials, under a mandate to cut at least 40,000 troops and personnel, are considering cuts at 30 bases, including Fort Polk.

If the brigade stationed at Fort Polk is eliminated, the base would lose more than half its military population, which stakeholders say would have a significant effect on the central Louisiana economy and a devastating impact on the surrounding communities in Vernon Parish.

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After working in Baton Rouge radio for six years, Bob returned to Monroe in 1996. He served as program director for a local commercial radio station immediately prior to joining KEDM in 2009, as News and Public Affairs Director. A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, he holds a degree in Radio/TV/Film Management.

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