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: Kimberly.Reischling@us.army.mil Trading post ads: firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Polk Homepage http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: email@example.com Guardian May 17, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk Soldiers,“What is one thing you learned the last time you were in the field?” Here are their responses: 1st Lt. Michael Utley: “How to keep your feet dry — always carry extra socks.” Sgt. Daquon Ingram: “The im- portance of digging in a mortar position for better cover and concealment when you are in one location for more than a day.” Pvt. Chandler Shetter: “How important it is to have your ruck organized so you can get to whatever you need.” Staff Sgt. Jeremy Moody: "Sol- diers work better when they have a goal to work toward — they need proper motivation." Sgt. Brandon Bedard: “I learned to be aggressive — don’t sit back and wait, just go out and accomplish the mis- sion.” Pfc. Zachary Davis: “The im- portance of face paint and how to apply it.” Sgt. Shi Zheng: “How to set up a new air beam tent for our aid station.” Spc. Yusef Rice: “Army training will continue no matter the weather.” rti i For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l l i .