Fort Polk Guardian 01-31-2020

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Jan. 31, 2020 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “What are your Super Bowl traditions and who do you think will win the big game?” 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: Trading post ads: Fort Polk Homepage Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: Tyre Smith: "Nor- mally we cook some food, eat some wings and have family and friends come over, relax and enjoy the game.” Prediction: Staff Sgt. Thomas Bolton: "My tradi- tions include not watching if New Orleans is in it. Every time I watch them, they lose. I don’t know if I’m going to watch or not this year.” Prediction: Pvt. Brice Jones: "We usually drink (responsibly) and have a lot of food. We get all our friends together and just hang out.” Prediction: Spc. Timothy Goolsby: "I usual- ly head out to my friend’s house and watch the game with them. I haven't been keeping up with football this year, but ...” Prediction: Capt. Aron Sweder: "My tra- dition is watching the Patriots win the Super Bowl. The Patriots aren't in it so I'm not going to pick a winner and I won't be watch- ing. Go Patriots!" Prediction: Staff Sgt. Cameron Reeves: "Our SuperBowl tradition involves a lot of food and fun with family and friends. I just got a new 65"TV so I'm looking for- ward to that.” Prediction: For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i . m