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United States Army
Fort Polk, LA 71459-5342
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The U.S. Army Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk trains brigade combat teams to conduct large scale combat operations on the decisive action battlefield against a near-peer threat with multi-domain capabilities. Fort Polk enables assigned Forces Command units to build readiness in support of globally deployable missions; while facilitating a high quality of life for Soldiers and Army Families.
The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk maintains its core combat training center (CTC) capabilities, able to offer a realistic and rigorous training environment, supported by an experienced Operations Group (Ops Grp) which includes a highly trained, agile and adaptive opposing force (OPFOR). Further, it offers a sustainable North Fort Polk cantonment area which allows efficient execution of rotations. Future advancements, such as the expansion of Polk Army Airfield, allows Fort Polk to truly maximize its potential to support all CTC rotations while directly benefiting resident units and Fort Polk’s capacity. Simultaneously, JRTC and Fort Polk maintain programs to care for Soldiers, civilians, Families and retirees.
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The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code, however, you will need to dial 94 before the 7 digit number. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
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