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Study Shows Overwhelming Support For Ft. Polk

The threat of troop reductions at Vernon Parishes Fort Polk Army base brings a huge response from area citizens.

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Army Eyes Cutbacks – Louisiana’s Fort Polk Is On The List

It's possible the Vernon Parish facility could see a reduction of 65-hundred active duty personnel if proposed budget reductions are approved by the United States Army.

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More Than 300 Soldiers Returning To Louisiana

The two companies served for 10 months on active duty in Kuwait.

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Marine Gives His Sister a Big Surprise on Her Wedding Day [Video]

In honor of Memorial Day, check out this sweet video of a marine surprising his sister on her wedding day -- but grab the tissues before you watch!

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Memorial Day – Bruce Explains The Meaning Behind Taps

The song that we used to say goodbye to fallen heroes has quite a story behind it. Did you know there were lyrics written for the song Taps? They are just as beautiful and compelling as the simple haunting melody of the song.

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Acadiana Patriot Anonymously Decorating Veteran’s Gravestones In Crowley Cemetery

No one knows who is decorating Veteran's gravestones with America flags in Woodlawn Cemetery in Crowley. We don't know either, but we'd like to say "Thank You".

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Military Dad In A Box Surprises His Baby Girl, And Her Reaction Is Priceless [Video]

I know these videos are always popping up, but I can't get enough of them. There's just something about a truly genuine moment that I think is fantastic. Watch as this little girl unwraps a birthday present, not knowing that her Father whom she hasn't seen in quite some time is waiting to surprise her.

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This Mob Won’t Leave A 95 Year Old World War II Veteran Alone, But Wait Till You See Why! [Video]

I don't mind telling you, when I watched this video, I teared up. My Grandfather served in World War II, so this really hit home.

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Lafayette H.O.A. Requests Family Take Down Military Welcome Banner [Video]

Lafayette resident Petty Officer Third Class Anthony Marsiglia is stationed out of Norfolk, VA. Currently he's deployed on an aircraft carrier, and is supposed to be home in a few weeks. Anthony Marsiglia's family lives in Frenchman's Creek subdivision in Lafayette, and was contacted by an attorney from the homeowner's association who has told them to take down the family's military "Welcome Home" sign.

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Incredibly Touching Military Mom’s Surprise Reunion At Son’s Middle School Basketball Game [Video]

As 13-year-old Derrick Jenkins lined up at the free throw line during his middle school basketball game, he had no idea his Mother, who had been serving in Kuwait for the past 8 months, was standing directly behind him. As he missed his second free throw, he heard a familiar voice say from right behind him "Aw, that's alright Derrick". That's when things became incredibly awesome. His reaction at seeing her will bring tears to your eyes.

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