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  • Get the word out in the Leesville area!


    Army officials will be on hand March 3 to hear comments concerning a possible 6,500 troop reduction at Fort Polk as the Army reduces its force from 490,000 soldiers to 420,000. The listening session will begin at 6 p.m. at the First United Pentecostal Church at 101 Nolan Trace, Leesville.  


    We need  approximately 2,000 people to show up. 


    We've made getting the word out easy! 


    Please download the flyer, digital signs and suggested social media posts to help us spread the word. 

    Click HERE for flyer       Click HERE for Large Digital Sign           Click HERE for Small Digital Sign

    * After clicking the link, move mouse to the bottom of the image and you will be provided an icon on the right to download file.

    Share on Social Media
    Click HERE for posts

    Send us a Video

    Fort Polk Progress is considering how best to create a video segment of public comments to be shown at the listening session. You are welcome to send your 1-2 minute video commentary to us for inclusion. Click here for tips on how to make a video and how to send it.

    Do you need more information about Fort Polk Progress, our mission and how your group can help?

    Click here
     to schedule a Fort Polk Progress board member to educate your group on the importance of the listening session and how you can be involved in the listening session



    After 25 years of total service, Lieutenant Colonel Ed Williams retired from the US Army in 2011. His career concluded at Fort Polk as the Chief of Staff of JRTC and Ft. Polk and the Installation Command Inspector General.  He is currently employed by Cubic Applications as an instructor at the Joint Readiness Training Center’s Leader Training Program. He is currently the Chairman for the Military Affairs Committee for the Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce a life member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and has received numerous awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and five Meritorious Service Medals.