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 Command information officer 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: email@example.com Fort Polk Homepage http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Guardian May 31, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk Soldiers,“What items are in your EDC (every day carry)?” Here are their responses: Randy Behr: "Phone, keys, bill- fold, pencil, wedding ring and this pencil behind my ear!" Spc. Ryan Felker: "Phone, wal- let, keys, knife and a lighter." Pfc. Rose White: "Bandage, scis- sors, a pocket knife, chapstick, notebook, pencils and pens, keys, phone, wallet and ID." Sgt. Edna Avitia: "Pens, phone, chapstick, the stan- dards and discipline book, wa- ter and my keys." Pvt. Dusty Colley: "Keys, pen, phone, ID, debit card and wa- ter." Sgt. Duster Slaugh: "My CAC, dog tags, IDs, note pad and pen, phone, keys, wallet and a multi- tool." Sgt. Hakeem El Krim: "My phone, wallet, keys, notebook, a chaplain's coin from Germany and motivation!" For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i .