Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Feb. 7, 2020 In our view Guardian staff asked spouses participating in the Fort Polk home-based business showcase held Feb. 4 at the Warrior Center, “What did you want to be when you grew up?” Here are their responses: For story see page 12. 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 Danielle Morri- son: "I wanted to be a vet when I grew up because I’m such an ani- mal person." Morrison’s home- based business is called Piper’s Craft Shack. Mary Lou Solorzano: “I wanted to be a horse jockey. I love horses and my neighbor was a jockey. I thought it was cool.” Solorzano owns LovingYour Home Space. Kyli Thomas: "I wanted to be a marine biologist or vet. I got my vet tech certifica- tion but kids and life took me in an- other direction." Thomas owns Southern Enchant- ed Stitches. Candy Marr: "I wanted to be so many things in- cluding a lawyer, Soldier and bou- tique owner. I kind of got my wish on the last one by selling Matilda Jane Clothing." Brandi Ford: "All I’ve ever wanted was to be a mom. I have four kids and three grand- children." Ford owns Momma Made Vinyl. Shanon Anthony: "I was always into crafts. I love being an artist, so own- ing my own craft based business — CavFamily Cre- ations — is perfect for me." Tiffany Perez: "I wanted to be a Soldier and I was for five years. I grew up in the 1980s with G.I. Joe and four brothers, so it shouldn’t be a sur- prise." Perez sells jewelry from Pa- parazzi Acces- sories. Karen Hendrix: "I wanted to be a doctor. I not a doc- tor, but I’m cur- rently working on my master’s de- gree in public health while doing my home-based business — Dash & Dazzle, Nails by Karen — on the side." For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i .