Vitter: Fort Polk to maintain 162nd Securities Forces Assistance Brigade through 2014

FORT POLK -- Fort Polk will maintain the 162nd Securities Forces Assistance Brigade for the remainder of 2014.
That's according to U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., who serves on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.
Vitter released the information on Thursday.
“I’ll remain committed to working with the Army to find a viable solution and path forward that allows the Army to be as strong as possible and keeps its presence in Fort Polk,” Vitter said in a release. “This is obviously not a permanent solution, but its great news for the time being to have the Army realize how vital Fort Polk and the 162nd Security Forces are to our national defense.”
Soldiers in the brigade are responsible for Security Forces Assistance – Security Cooperation training for deploying Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
The release states that due to the ongoing withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, and increased budget pressures, Fort Polk’s 162nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade was awaiting the announcement of its inactivation which could have seen over 800 service members leave Louisiana.
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