Fort Polk Guardian 01-26-2018

Vol. 45, No. 4 Published for the community of Fort Polk, La. Jan. 26, 2018 Guardian Fort Polk Inside the Guardian Tax center opens ........ 3 ‘12 Strong’ part 2 ....... 8 VAP support .............. 9 Escoto selected ......... 12 Mardi Gras time ........ 14 Louisiana’s mounds .. 16 Weekend weather Today Saturday Sunday 62 64 62 54 60% 50% 80% 52 40 Rain chance Rain chance Rain chance PFC ZOE GARBARINO / 1ST SFAB Gen. Joseph L. Votel (center), commander of the United States Central Command, greets Col. Scott Jackson (right) and Com- mand Sgt. Maj. Christopher D. Gunn (left), command team for the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade at the Joint Readiness Training Center Jan. 18. Votel visited for an internal brief prior to 1st SFAB’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. SFABs are be- ing developed and deployed as a solution to an enduring Army requirement in support of the defense strategy. For stories and more photos of the 1st SFAB’s culminating training event at JRTC, see pages 4-7 of today’s Guardian. Training to advise, assist