Posted: Mar 1, 2011 9:22 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center continue to grow.
On Monday, Fort Polk welcomed the addition
of 165 new soldiers in an unfurling ceremony for the 41st Transportation Company, which relocated from Germany.
Along with their family members, it's an increase of about 500 people to Fort Polk's population, which is estimated at around 28,500 on the nearly 200,000-acre base and in surrounding communities.
Lt. Col. Royce A. Edington, the battalion commander for the 88th Brigade Support Battalion, said the unit's arrival strengthens the base's capabilities.
Edington said the company brings 120 movement platforms -- 60 trucks and 60 trailers -- which will add to Fort Polk's capability to move cargo.