For Families

Education Opportunities
The Education Center's mission is to create and lead the Army’s premiere education organization committed to excellence, innovation, and deployability.

Counseling's an integral part of the individual's educational endeavors.  The Education Staff is committed to providing quality services and programs to active duty personnel, family members, retired military personnel, and civilian personnel.  Professional guidance counselors staff Fort Polk's Education Center and provide a full range of adult and continuing education counseling.  Individual counseling is available during normal duty hours on a walk-in basis.  Counselors are also available to visit units and provide briefings to soldiers and commanders on the education opportunities at Fort Polk.

Fort Polk recreation falls under Fort Polk's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate.  They are committed to providing top notch services and events for Fort Polk and the surrounding community.  Go to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation to find out about all the activities FMWR has to offer.

Sports and Fitness
Fort Polk Sports and Fitness also falls under Fort Polk's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.  They are honored to provide Service members and their families with multiple types of sports and fitness centers.  Some things they offer include fitness programs, group fitness classes, gyms, running trails and tracks, and varied sports.

Fort Polk has a variety of places to dine.  In the Exchange you can choose to eat at Panda Express, Subway, Qdoba, Starbucks, Slim Chickens, and Charlie's Grilled Subs.  In addition, the post also has The Forge Restaurant Bar and Grill, Smoothie King, Pizza Hut, Hickory Smokehouse BBQ, and Burger King. 


IHG Army Hotels provides lodging facilities on post and make every effort to ensure that your stay is both comfortable and enjoyable.  Whether you are completing your tour of duty at Fort Polk, have just arrived, or are on vacation, we are delighted to have you visit with us.  Lodging facilities are open to military personnel (all ranks/grades), their family members and guests, and retired military and their guests.  Advance reservations are permitted by all ranks on leave or official duty.