Fort Polk Benefits
The training and salary you get as a Soldier are only some of the ways the Army strengthens you for tomorrow. The Army also offers money for education, comprehensive health care, generous vacation time, family services and support groups, special pay for special duties and cash allowances to cover the cost of living.
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)
The Fort Polk Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers Program (BOSS) mission is to provide all the Single Servicemembers, regardless of Military Branch, the Quality of Life they deserve! It could be issues with their living quarters or just getting out and meeting new people. We also provide another avenue to complete community service.
It assists single Servicemembers in identifying and planning recreational and leisure activities that are offered in a safe and exciting environment. It provides an opportunity for single Servicemembers to participate and contribute to their respective communities and gives the individual a sense of responsibility and involvement.
The BOSS program is vital to overall mission accomplishment and serves as a unified voice for single Servicemembers. Find out more about your unit and installation program so BOSS can become one of your many tools for success.
MISSION: 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 Servicemembers 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, Boston Market, Qdobo, Starbucks and Charlie's Grilled Subs. The post has a Burger King on Louisiana Ave, as well as a Huddle House, Hickory Smoke House and Mulligans Restaurant Bar and Grill.
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.