At the close of the public comment period for the Army's proposed Programmatic Environmental Assessment, comments regarding the effect of Fort Polk outnumbered any other Army base by almost 2,000 votes.

At the close of the public comment period for the Army's proposed Programmatic Environmental Assessment, comments regarding Fort Polk outnumbered any other Army base by almost 2,000 votes.
According to the United States Army Environmental Command, 2,530 comments were received concerning Fort Polk, more than three times more than the next highest base receiving comments, Fort Benning. Statistics include:
-Fort Polk: 2,530 votes;
-Fort Benning, Ga.: 693 votes;
-Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.: 637 votes;
-and Fort Carson, Colo.: 185 votes.
The public comment period for the Army's proposed PEA was March 21; the PEA identified that Fort Polk could lose up to 5,300 troops by 2020 as the Department of the Army considers force structure realignment.
Fort Polk Progress president Mike Reese recently said that they expect a decision from the Department of the Army by late May or early June.