Fort Polk Guardian 07-06-2018

Guardian July 6, 2018 NewScope Parade time The Military Affairs Committee of the Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce hosts a Military Appreciation Parade and Welcome Home Troops event July 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The parade begins on North Third Street in Leesville and ends at the VFW Hall on South Third Street. There will be food, drinks and music at Third Street Market. Call (337) 238-0349 or email cham- for more information. Special ops fair A Special Operation career fair, includ- ing Special Forces, Psychological Opera- tions, Asymmetric Warfare Group, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and Warrant Officer Recruiting is held Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Bayou Theater, 7830 Mississippi Ave., bldg 930. For more information call (910) 383-1820 or email . Free supplies Free office supplies are available to Fort Polk employees, contractors and Family Readiness Group leaders in the Office Sup- ply Restore located in Bay No. 2 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Recycling Center on the corners of Georgia and Maine avenues. Hours are from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Do- nations are also accepted. Call 531-1105 for more information. Road closures The Directorate of Public Works an- nounces the following road closures dur- ing July: • Through today: Texas Avenue is closed from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends between Louisiana Avenue and bldg 3003. • Through Saturday: Texas Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and on week- ends between Pennsylvania Avenue and bldg 3003. Texas Avenue traffic will be detoured to California Avenue to bypass the construc- tion area between Fourth Street and Penn- sylvania. Fourth Street and New Jersey and Penn- sylvania avenues remain open to through traffic. Texas Avenue traffic will be detoured to Georgia and Alabama avenues to bypass construction between Pennsylvania and Louisiana avenues. For more information call 531- 0438/2421. Briefs /3 FORT POLK, L.a — A deployment ceremony for the 705th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Com- pany was held at the Fort Polk Airfield July 2. The company will be deployed to Kuwait for nine months. Lt. Col. Stacy Enyeart, commander, 79th Ordinance Battalion, and Capt. Austin Caverly, commander, 705th EOD, were guest speakers. The ceremony began with an invocation by Chap. (Lt. Col.) Derrick Riggs and the playing of the national anthem. Enyeart and Caverly then spoke.   “I am honored to be here to see 705th head out the door for yet another combat operation,” Enyeart said. “705th holds a special place in my heart; you guys are well equipped to accomplish the mission you’ve been given for this next de- ployment.” Enyeart said the 705th EOD Soldiers are pre- pared to do well in anything facing them. “If you guys ever need anything, please let me know, and for the Fort Polk community, thank you for supporting our company… it is comforting to know that they also have a family here at Fort Polk that they can rely on in their times of need,” she said. Caverly thanked the attendees. “Thank you for your confidence in this com- pany. Thank you for trusting us with the respon- sibilities that we will take, and thank you for the faith that you have that we will succeed in these huge responsibilities,” said Caverly, “For the friends and family in attendance today: Thank you for being supportive and loving to everyone who’s up here. It’s because of you that we’re able to complete the tasks that we are given.” Rachel Simmons, wife of 705th EOD 1st Sgt. Drew Simmons, was present at the ceremony. This will be her husband’s fourth deployment. “The hardest part (about deployments) for me is watching the kids struggle,” she said, “We try to stay busy, the busier we are the faster time goes.” 705 th host s deployment ceremony By ALESHA BRADFORD Guardian intern 705th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company held a deployment ceremony at Fort Polk Airfield July 2. ANGIE THORNE / GUARDIAN Saying farewell If you have news, unit and training events or human interest stories call the Fort Polk Guardian at 531-1392. Lt. Col. Stacy Enyeart, commander of the 79th Ordnance Battalion, speaks to the 705th Soldiers and attendees.