Welcome

We welcome you and your Families to the Operations Group and congratulate you on your selection to serve as an Observer/Coach/Trainer. We are confident that you will find that your tour at OPS GRP will be professionally and personally rewarding as you help shape the next generation of warfighters in this training environment. You are a valued member of the team, and we look forward to your arrival here to Fort Polk. In the coming weeks, your assigned task force will be reaching out to assist with your transition as needed.

Our mission at OPS GRP is to train Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) in the Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE). Each rotation is unique in its design to maximize the training value for the rotational training unit (RTU), with each rotation helping prepare these formations to deploy, fight, and win in a complex environment. Each calendar year, 10 BCTs complete training at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) – providing OCTs an opportunity to pass along their knowledge while receiving invaluable experience to use as they continue in their Army careers.

Fort Polk is a great place for military Families. The local school system consistently ranks in the top five in the state, and the Army has invested heavily in on-post facilities for Families to enjoy. From youth sports to on-post clubs, there is plenty for our Families to enjoy. Off-post, Louisiana is known for its cuisine, culture, and things to see. The state hosts more than 400 festivals each year with something for everyone.

Again, welcome to the OPS GRP team. We look forward to your arrival as we continue to make JRTC the premiere, joint combat training center.

Getting to OPS GRP

Fort Polk Access Control Points (ACPs) information

  • From Alexandria:
    • Take LA Hwy. 28 West for 52 miles and turn left onto US-171 South at the roundabout
    • Drive 7 miles on US-171 South, and turn left onto Entrance Road
    • Gate 1 (Main Gate) is 2.6 miles ahead on Entrance Road

  • From Lake Charles:
    • From Interstate 10, take Exit 33 for US-171 North
    • Drive 63 miles on US-171 N to Entrance Road
    • Turn right onto Entrance Road and drive 2.6 miles to Gate 1 (Main Gate)

  • From Shreveport:
    • Take Interstate 49 South for 70 miles, take Exit 138 for LA-6 toward Natchitoches/Many
    • Turn right onto LA-6 and drive for 3.7 miles
    • Turn left onto LA-117 S for 41.6 miles
    • Turn right onto LA-28 W/LA-8 W for 0.4 miles
    • Drive 7 miles on US-171 South, and turn left onto Entrance Road
    • Gate 1 (Main Gate) is 2.6 miles ahead on Entrance Road

Post Resources

Army Community Services

Phone: 337.531.1941

Fort Polk Family and MWR

Phone: 337.531.1979

Parent and Outreach Services

Phone: 337.531.1955

Outreach Program offers a wide variety of social, educational and recreational classes each month at no cost to the participants.

School Liaison Office

Bldg. 400, Radio Road
Phone: 337.531.9481
Walk-In Hours: Mon. – Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The primary role of the school liaison officer is to coordinate and assist school-aged children and youth from military families with all the educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success. In addition, the school liaison office works in close partnership with the local schools to provide caring adults to enhance the military child's educational experience.

Relocation Readiness Program

Bldg. 920, Bell Richard Avenue
Phone: 337.531.6923/6952
Hours: Mon. – Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Provides information, guidance, and assistance to help minimize the impact of families during PCS moves, unit deployments or soldiers who are on unaccompanied overseas tours.

Child Development Center

Bldg. 744, Utah Avenue
Phone: 337.531.2149/1954/2891
Hours: Mon. – Fri.: 5:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The CDC offers a wide variety of programs to meet every parent's needs, from age- appropriate activities to balanced nutrition and preparation for kindergarten. The CDC provides care for children ages six weeks to five years, as well as BEFORE AND AFTER kindergarten care.

School Age Center

Phone: 337.531.2149
Hours: Mon. – Fri.: 5:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

School Age Services (SAS) are available to all school aged children first - fifth grade. Parents electing to enroll a child in the SAS program may choose a program of before and/or after school care, or they may choose care by the hour or day.

Seniors In Processing

All personnel arriving to Fort Polk must in process through the centralized in processing facility located near Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital at BLDG 250, 3rd Street, Fort Polk, LA 71459.

For Sergeants First Class and above/Captains and above/Chief Warrant Officers 3 and Above & family members

    Schedule is generally:
  • Day 0
    • 0615 – Commander’s Welcome Brief
    • 0630 – Welcome Orientation
    • 0800 – DEERS / DD93
    • 0925 – Housing
    • 0930 – Finance
  • Tuesday (Accountability 0820 at BLDG 920 (OCP))
    • 0830 – VA Brief / EFMP / DV BLDG 920
    • 1245-UTC – Master Resilience Training (MRT) BLDG 924
  • Wednesday (Accountability 1250 at BLDG 920 (OCP))
    • 1300-1630 – SHARP Training
  • Thursday (Accountability 0850 at BLDG 920 (OCP))
    • 0900-1600 – Garrison Commander & CSM Brief & Newcomer Orientation (Quality of life / Army Programs)
  • Friday (Accountability 0850 at BLDG 920 (OCP))
    • 1200-UTC – Commanding General & CSM Brief
  • Self Report/In Process
    • Tricare (Call East Region: 1-800-444- 5445 Monday-Friday 0800-1800)
    • Dental Clinic (Shira Dental Clinic, BLDG 1561)
    • Medical – CTMC(“Red Roof Inn”) (BLDG 3504)
    • Medical Records – BJACH – Entrance B (left of information desk) (0800-1600, Monday-Friday)
      Please bring ID card, orders, and medical records
    • CYS/School Liaison (BLDG 400 Mississippi Ave/Radio Rd)
    • Central Issue Facility (CIF) – BLDG 4374 (Virginia & Tennessee Ave) Monday-Thursday 1230-1600

***Your packet will be ready for pick-up on your “shipping date” at BLDG 250 by 0900. Please do not attempt to pick up your packet prior to your shipping date or in-process the unit until completed with all requirements.***

Juniors In Processing

All personnel arriving to Fort Polk must in process through the centralized in processing facility located near Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital at BLDG 250, 3rd Street, Fort Polk, LA 71459.

For Staff Sergeant and below / Chief Warrant Officer 2 and below / First Lieutenants and below & family members

    Schedule is generally:
  • Day 0
    • 0615 – Commander’s Welcome Brief
    • 0630 – Welcome Orientation
    • 0800 – DEERS / DD93
    • 0925 – Housing
    • 0930 – Finance
    • 1130 – Lunch
    • 1220 – Accountability
    • 1230 – CIF (BLDG 4374, Virginia & Tennessee Ave)
  • Tuesday (Accountability 0615 at BLDG 240 (Warriors Keep Barracks - PT Uniform))
    • 0615-0715 – Physical Training
    • 0845 – Formation at BLDG 240 to proceed to BJACH and medical clinics. Bring ID card, orders, & records.
    • 1145 – Lunch
    • 1245 – Accountability Formation (Warriors Keep Barracks Parking Lot)
    • 1300 – Dental Clinic (Shira Dental Clinic, BLDG 1561)
    • 1430 – Make-up: SGLI/DD93/DEERS/Records Review (for those who did not finish on Day 0)
  • Wednesday (Accountability 0615 at BLDG 240 (Warriors Keep Barracks - PT Uniform))
    • 0615-0715 – Physical Training
    • 0900 – Accountability Formation (Warriors Keep Barracks)
    • 0930-1130 – Financial Management Part I & II (BLDG 920)
    • 1130-1230 – Lunch
    • 1230 – Formation (Warriors Keep Barracks)
    • 1230-1245 – Movement to BLDG 920
    • 1300-1630 – SHARP Training (BLDG 920)
  • Thursday (Accountability 0615 at BLDG 240 (Warriors Keep Barracks – PT Uniform))
    • 0615-0715 – Physical Training
    • 0830 – Movement to BLDG 920
    • 0900-1600 – Garrison Commander & CSM Brief & Newcomers Orientation (Quality of life / Army Programs)
  • Friday (Accountability 0615 at BLDG 240 (Warriors Keep Barracks) (OCP))
    • 0800-1045 – Drivers Training Course (SSG and Below and/or 25 years old and below) (Main Post Chapel)
    • 1045-1130 – Lunch
    • 1200-UTC – Commanding General and CSM Brief (Bayou Theater)
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