Viewpoint 2/ Guardian March 6, 2020 In our view Guardian staff asked the Fort Polk community, “What quality of life issue would you like to see addressed at Fort Polk?” 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.firstname.lastname@example.org Trading post ads: email@example.com Fort Polk Homepage home.army.mil/polk/ Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mary May: "Morale, Welfare and Recreation does a great job, but I think we need more free or cost effective ac- tivities and events. It’s not al- ways financially feasible for Fami- lies to travel off post to have fun.” Janine Proto: “More things to do for younger children, especial- ly indoors be- cause of the weather. I’m excit- ed about the new changes planned for the Showboat Theatre.” Sannie Rosado: "The housing be- cause I think they need improve- ments inside and out. Soldiers work so hard.They should have the very best.” Pvt. Cheyenne Littlebear: "The living conditions in the barracks need to be im- proved." Spc. Noah Pelt: "I think suicide prevention should be fo- cused on even more to encour- age a healthier happier working and living envi- ronment.” Adreanna Al- leyne: "Housing. My house is falling apart and I believe it is caus- ing health issues. I could use a little help." Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Carlin: "Better quality bar- racks for Soldiers.” Editor’s note: For more information on barracks reno- vations, read the March 13 Guardian. Elyse Martin: "The strays on post. We used to have a stray facili- ty. Since funds were cut these poor strays are everywhere." For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i .