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Fort Polk Benefits

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)

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.

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.

Higher-Education Opportunities

All Soldiers, Family Members, Veterans, Retirees, and Civilian     employees at Fort Polk are encouraged to visit the Education Center to learn about educational opportunities and services available on post. 

At the Education Center, counseling services cover a wide array of self-development opportunities, both in-classroom and online learning. The programs and services available may vary depending on the goals and needs of the client.  Education Counselors can also provide assistance with college enrollment, scholarships searches, applying for VA Education Benefits, and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Education Center has four colleges on-post with a variety of programs.

Recreation

Recreation
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

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.

Dining

Dining 
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.

Lodging

Lodging
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.

Spouse Employment

 

EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM

7960 Mississippi Ave, Bldg 924

Fort Polk, LA 71459

Office(337) 531-6922

DSN 863-6922

Email: stacey.r.delgado.civ@mail.mil

 

Program Services

· Federal and Private Sector Resumes

· One-on-One Counseling

· Education and Volunteer Resources

· Interview

· Job Search

· Home Based Business Permits

· Job Fairs/Employer Days

· Computer Lab

Louisiana Specific Employment Information

· MILITARY SPOUSE RELIEF ACT

· CHAPTER 59. LICENSURE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MILITARY TRAINING

· ALARACT06/2021 MILITARY SPOUSE LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT

 

Federal Job Search Engines

· USAJOBS (Federal Jobs)

· MSEP (MILITARY SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT PARTNERSHIP)

· AAFES – THE EXCHANGE

 

Scholarship Information Specifically for Military Spouses

· MYCAA

· FORT POLK SPOUSES CLUB

· ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF

 

Home Based Business Information

· HOME BASED BUSINESSES