Fort Polk Guardian 03-20-2020

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian March 20, 2020 In our view Guardian staff asked the Fort Polk community, “How has COVID-19 affected you personally?” 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: Kelly King: “It re- ally hasn’t because I have a compro- mised immune system so I am al- ready vigilant. However my son is active duty and due to stop move he is currently on temporary duty (TDY) at my house." Karen Aguilar: "It’s more stress- ful. I feel like I need to get to the store earlier while supplies are fully stocked. With schools closed I can’t run errands by myself." Cody Bone: "It will affect my graduation be- cause I’m a senior at Anacoco High School. Every- thing is halted right now." Chief Warrant Of- ficer 3 Michael Barnes: "Personal- ly it hasn’t affect- ed me at all. But it has scared me a little bit and forced me to be more careful." 2nd Lt. Anthony Griffith: "It really hasn’t affected me that much. We have what we need and if we need something we go get it." Shirley Houin: "I’m not affected. Fear and panic is far more conta- gious than a virus." Linda Lee: "I am 67 years old and it has made me more concerned about my health. I have become more aware of my sur- roundings." Jeffrey Clark: "With my compro- mised immune system it’s gotten me a little nerv- ous. I am also un- able to coach be- cause soccer sea- son has been dis- rupted." i i For advertising contact Theresa Larue ( ) - il