Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Jan. 17, 2020 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “What is the first thing you notice when you meet someone new?” Here are their responses: The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents of the Guardian are not necessarily official views of, or en- dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De- partment of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Polk. The Guardian is published weekly by the Public Affairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage with- out regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an ad- vertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. All editorial content of the Guardian is prepared, edited, pro- vided and approved by the Public Af- fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The Guardian is printed by the Natchitoches Times , a private firm in no way connected with the Depart- ment of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Polk. The civilian printer is responsible for com- mercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute en- dorsement by the Department of the Army or the Natchitoches Times of the products or services advertised. Guardian Editorial Staff Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. Ryan K. Roseberry Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Command information officer Angie Thorne T.C. Bradford Keith Houin Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Kimberly.K.Reischling.email@example.com Trading post ads: firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Polk Homepage home.army.mil/polk/ Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: email@example.com Toni Buentello: "The first thing I notice is their atti- tude." Michell Clark: “I notice the unique- ness of each per- son. What makes them special.” Brittany Sum- mers: "The first thing I notice is their smile." Dloise Harrell: "Their different fa- cial features, like whether they wear glasses or not, and their hair." Marla Roberts: "The first thing I notice is their teeth because I always make peo- ple smile." Temi Soyomi: "The first thing I notice is their per- sonailty." Marquitta Ander- son: "Whether they are smiling or not. It tells you what type of mood they are in." Monic Cole: "Their feeling or mood.You can tell by the look on their face." For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i .