Fort Polk Guardian 04-26-2019

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 26, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “What’s your favorite thing about spring?” Here are their responses: Sgt. Jeff Sheen: "Win- ter is so gloomy. I like the green of spring. It makes everything feel alive." Pfc. Cathryne Wheeler: "I love all the colorful blooms and being able to get outside without freezing. Pvt. Giovanny Gonzalez: "I love to get out and do things like hunt and fish." Sgt. 1st Class Keisha Lee: "Since I wear boots all the time, I love to break out all the styles and colors of flip flops I own and start wearing them. I also like to paint my toenails." Spc. Joshua Wilson: "I like to get out and kayak. It's a good way to get away and relax now that it's warmer." Pvt. Jarrod Roth: "I enjoy being able to get out and play sports before it gets too hot." Debbie Lang: "I love to buy pretty new clothes for spring." Sgt. Corey Taylor: "My favorite thing is being able to ride my motorcycle." For advertising contact Theresa Larue E ail: sales