This looks like the middle of nowhere! What are we gonna do for fun?

True, on a map Fort Polk might appear to be in the middle of nowhere – and once the area was actually known as No Man’s Land – but let me set your mind at ease. You can find almost anything you might be interested in doing within an easy drive from Fort Polk. ForContinue reading “This looks like the middle of nowhere! What are we gonna do for fun?”

Fort Polk: the Heart of Vernon Parish

When we say that Fort Polk is the heart of Vernon Parish, we don’t just mean that the base is in the center of the parish. It goes much deeper than that. Fort Polk is intricately connected to the identity of the parish. The people of Vernon Parish are deeply patriotic, with an unmatched senseContinue reading “Fort Polk: the Heart of Vernon Parish”

Fort Polk: Education Options for the Graduate and Adult

A move to Fort Polk is the perfect opportunity to learn new things or finish that degree.  And the educational opportunities are plentiful for the enterprising recent graduate or adult. Northwestern State University, located a little over an hour away in historic Natchitoches offers a variety of degree programs. However, don’t despair if the ideaContinue reading “Fort Polk: Education Options for the Graduate and Adult”

Fort Polk: Education Options for Your Children

Now that you have a plan for where you’re going to live, if you have children, your mind is likely turning toward their education, and if you don’t have children, you may be thinking about your own education options.  Let’s talk about the options for children first. There’s plenty to cover.  Two public school districtsContinue reading “Fort Polk: Education Options for Your Children”