Fort Polk Guardian 04-03-2020

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian April 3, 2020 In our view Guardian staff asked the Fort Polk community, “What are some things you have done while staying at home?” 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: Mason Chapman: “I'm us- ing this time to play video games with my friends on XBOX live. Alex Chopper: "My dad is teaching me to change the brakes on the car while my mom supervises.” Deborah Moretti: "Here we are crafting and preparing for a move that will come eventually. Walking or running when weather is on our side. Praising God that we have life filled with hope no matter what it looks like now. My teenager refus- es to let me take her picture, but here is a collage of some of the crafts we've done." Terrance Carter: "I've got my kids helping me with some projects around the house. We got a new pup- py, named Droopy, and the time off allows my daugh- ter Marrion plenty of time to train him." Sara Cannon: "To stay busy during this time, my daughter (Alayna) is painting her daddy's (Todd) toe nails. Don't tell his company!" Sgt. 1st Class Ramsey Street: "With a house of six we defi- nitely have to be creative in ways to stay entertained during this COVID-19 social distancing. We have been spending a lot of time playing basketball, volley- ball, riding bikes, putting puz- zles together and playing board games.“ Staff Sgt. Amy Puckett (Pic- tured with sons Caleb, Austin and Steven): “There is a lot of lawn work being done, we play board games and have an occa- sional pillow fight.The last pillow fight led to a sewing lesson.” Col. Kendall Clark, his wife Veron- ica and their daughter Jazmine: "Fitness has been our family’s event of choice. Practicing self-care, resiliency, flexibility while social distancing. Baker Graves: "I'm teach- ing myself to throw knives like the character Lee Christmas from the movie, The Expendables." For advertising contact Theresa Larue il