Fort Polk Army Base
Joint Readiness Training Center, 10th Mountain Division, 115th Combat Support Hospital,
162nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
Bldg. 5903 Louisiana Ave, Fort Polk, LA 71459
Fort Polk is a United States Army Base in beautiful west-central Louisiana and is the home of the Joint Readiness Training Center. Fort Polk’s mission is to provide installation support for power projection, combat readiness and mission execution for all tenant units as well as JRTC rotational units. It is the only training center in the Army which both trains and deploys units for combat missions.
Fort Polk is the second largest employer in the state of Louisiana and has a huge economic impact on the entire state. The Army is situated on 198,000 acres. The Department of the Army actually owns 100,000 acres with the remaining acreage belonging to the United States Forest Service and part of the Kisatchie National Forest. The land that the post is on is both of historical and archeological value.
It was named in honor of the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, the first Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana, and a distinguished Confederate general in the American Civil War.
Soldiers of Fort Polk have been called to serve around the world. They have fought in operations Just Cause, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle and Iraqi Freedom.
9,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve, family members, civilians, DoD members, and retirees