Fort Polk Guardian 04-05-2019

Viewpoint 2/ 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. Jarrett Thomas II Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Editor Jean Dubiel Angie Thorne 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: sales@ Guardian April 5, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “After you transition out of the Army, what is your dream job?” Here are their responses: Sgt. Eduardo Beltran: "After a nice vacation, I would like to do something in music. I'm a percussionist — snare and bass drums — so, I might teach." Pfc. Andjoua Wynne: I want to be a nurse because I like helping people. Spc. Fabian Pena: "I would love to be a teacher. I enjoy see- ing people make that connection as they grasp a con- cept and learn something new." Capt. Emily Robin- son: "I'm already a nurse, so I would love to continue in my field because I love everything about being a nurse. DGC Corner FORT POLK, La. — If you have driven around Warrior Hills Golf Course recently, you probably no- ticed the new decorative lights be- ing installed along the walking path. The lighting is much brighter and conserves energy, while providing a safe environ- ment to get your cardio workouts in on the paved path. The project will be finished around July 31, however, the lights along Corps Road are currently in operation. Speaking of golf, if you’re a golfer and haven’t hit the course yet, I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised by the play- ing conditions. We have repaired several of the French drains around the course that have im- proved the soggy condi- tions we experienced last year. The golf team recently fertilized the greens and continues to roll them, so putting conditions re- main excel- lent. Last week I touched on our housing portfolio and am excited to an- nounce the formation of our new “Housing Assistance Office.” Truth be told, we always had housing assistance, but it was called the “Residential Communi- ties Initiative” or “RCI” for short. The office was next to our housing partner’s office, so people didn’t necessarily feel comfortable about bringing issues to their govern- ment representatives and in some cases didn’t know the purpose of the office. This office will be relocated to bldg 330 on Corps Road (old NEC facility) and will have a sign that describes the office as the Housing Assistance Office. Staff will assist you with not only finding a place to live, but also provide oversight of our base housing contractor through newly hired quality as- surance evaluators who should be on the staff around the middle of May. Again, if you have any sugges- tions for the garrison team or our installation, please email me at or call me at 531-1601. Message By JOHNNY BEVERS Deputy garrison commander Bevers For advertising contact Theresa Larue ( ) E ail: sales