Fort Polk Progress has been working diligently to make our community’s voice heard in Washington. Notably, and most recently, we’ve had much influence in securing funding for a new Joint Operations Center at the Joint Readiness Training Center. We’ve also provided grants to both the Vernon and Beauregard school systems this past summer to help them with their websites and other improvements, not to mention improvements to Entrance Road and continued communications about the positive aspects of our community through our Newcomer’s Blog and the Education Initiative.
We also have several other projects in the works, including a new Economic Impact Study, which will reveal the most recent economic impact of Fort Polk on our community, our region and our state. The results of this study, among other things, will help us to secure funding for quality of life improvements. The study will be formally released during our Community Briefing set for Nov. 9, 2021.
The Fort Polk Progress Board of Directors has determined that in order to continue moving forward and to be ready to face the uncertainties of the future, Fort Polk Progress must have a solid base of membership, made up of community leaders like you who are not only informed and educated about our mission, but stand ready to support it, just as you did in 2013 and 2015 when threats to force structure at Fort Polk were imminent.
We must create a united force to accomplish all that our community envisions: creating and maintaining public/private partnerships with Fort Polk; improving infrastructure development and quality of life; investing into our education systems; and providing positive information about our area to newcomers and Army families.
Are you confident that Fort Polk is exempt from troop reduction? I am not. I can’t predict the political or fiscal winds blowing in Washington, D.C. My confidence lies instead in my community’s ability to rally and unite to defend Fort Polk in the event of a threat to force structure. I am also confident that we may need to rally sooner rather than later, and I’d rather get ready now, wouldn’t you?
Let’s not leave our community’s future to chance. Instead, let’s be proactive and take the next step to form a united, committed membership. There is no doubt that there is strength in numbers and that we are more prepared if we are united by the same vision of keeping Fort Polk strong.
Look at what we did as a community with only a few weeks planning and simply reacting to threats in 2013 and again in 2015. Imagine what we could do if we proactively locked arms and stepped into the future with the same vision.
For a limited time, we are offering discounted memberships to supporters like you who are committed to keeping Fort Polk strong. The memberships come bundled with various levels of advertising on our website as well as recognition at the upcoming Community Briefing.
Most importantly, your membership ensures you have a part in shaping the way we move forward as an association and the way we work for and in our community.
If you’re ready to commit to our community by becoming a member of Fort Polk Progress and/or you want to join us at the Community Briefing,